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My husband has a lot of blood in his urine, some pain in testicles.He has some antibiotics, should he take them until he sees dr he is 30 in good shape, working out of town until friday night so can't get to the doctor. Never had blood in urine before. N

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In brief: Will not

Hurt to take the antibiotic that is with him bur needs evaluation.
If there is a walk-in clinic where he is and he is in pain he can go there for possible diagnosis and pain meds. Tell him not to take narcotic pain meds.and drive. Best wishes for your husband.

In brief: Will not

Hurt to take the antibiotic that is with him bur needs evaluation.
If there is a walk-in clinic where he is and he is in pain he can go there for possible diagnosis and pain meds. Tell him not to take narcotic pain meds.and drive. Best wishes for your husband.
Dr. Michael Michaels
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In brief: The antibiotics....

Are probably not a "bad" idea, but speaking from spousal experience, he may be passing a kidney stone.
He can certainly go to an urgent care center wherever he is and not wait for diagnosis and treatment!

In brief: The antibiotics....

Are probably not a "bad" idea, but speaking from spousal experience, he may be passing a kidney stone.
He can certainly go to an urgent care center wherever he is and not wait for diagnosis and treatment!
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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In brief: No,

No, he should not take left over antibiotics prior to seeing the doctor. Antiobiotics are prescribed based on an infection and are only effective against the infection it was meant for. Too, it is crucial that a full course of antibiotics be taken as failure to do so will put him at risk for infection of 'superbugs' that are resistant to antibiotics.
(having said that, no one should have left over antibiotics since they are supposed to take the full regimen. If your doctor discontinues antibiotics, throw the rest away). Blood in urine could occur as a result of trauma or a medical condition. Throughout the genitilia, there are many areas and blood vessels that could be broken, leading to blood in the urine or semen. Items that could cause trauma and blood in the urine could be aggressive sex or masterbation, interrupted sex, kidney stones, prostatitis or a procedural biopsy on the testicles/kidney/bladder. Medical conditions that can cause blood in the urine include: side effects of blood thinners, stds such as chlamydia/genital herpes/warts, prostate cancer or bladder cancer. It is suggested that he see his doctor to determine what the cause is. If there is an infection or trauma going on, it is important to get it assessed.

In brief: No,

No, he should not take left over antibiotics prior to seeing the doctor. Antiobiotics are prescribed based on an infection and are only effective against the infection it was meant for. Too, it is crucial that a full course of antibiotics be taken as failure to do so will put him at risk for infection of 'superbugs' that are resistant to antibiotics.
(having said that, no one should have left over antibiotics since they are supposed to take the full regimen. If your doctor discontinues antibiotics, throw the rest away). Blood in urine could occur as a result of trauma or a medical condition. Throughout the genitilia, there are many areas and blood vessels that could be broken, leading to blood in the urine or semen. Items that could cause trauma and blood in the urine could be aggressive sex or masterbation, interrupted sex, kidney stones, prostatitis or a procedural biopsy on the testicles/kidney/bladder. Medical conditions that can cause blood in the urine include: side effects of blood thinners, stds such as chlamydia/genital herpes/warts, prostate cancer or bladder cancer. It is suggested that he see his doctor to determine what the cause is. If there is an infection or trauma going on, it is important to get it assessed.
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