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    Infection

    I had a culture done & I have:



    >100,000 COL/CC PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA
    >100,000 COL/CC ENTEROCOCCUS FAECALIS

    but no symptoms
    The culture was done because I was going to have stones removed.
    The operation has been postponed due to testing.

    So I started cipro thinking I was having an operation.
    I've taken half!
    Do I finish the half knowing my surgery isn't till July?
    Which I'll be getting again in July.

    I asked the nurse. She left it up to me.
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    #2
    finish the course! it's just bad practice not to and then retest. sucks!
    "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
    http://www.elportavoz.com/

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      #3
      Yes, finish the course of antibiotics and retest in a few days after the antibiotic has cleared your body.

      Kind of odd to have two bacteria with high counts at one time according to a urologist I once had when I asked him about the possibilities.

      All the best,
      GJ

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        #4
        Originally posted by gjnl View Post
        Yes, finish the course of antibiotics and retest in a few days after the antibiotic has cleared your body.

        Kind of odd to have two bacteria with high counts at one time according to a urologist I once had when I asked him about the possibilities.

        All the best,
        GJ
        happns to me a lot lol. i had 3 with this last infection. mona is lucky they are susceptible to the same antibiotic
        "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
        http://www.elportavoz.com/

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          #5
          Yep, definitely finish the course Miss Mona. Sorry to hear about the stones.
          A dolla makes me holla, honey boo boo! - borrowed from Honey boo boo child

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            #6
            Thank you!!! Great minds think alike! Will do.
            Thank you wtf hope to get rid of the stones & germs soon!


            Mona
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              #7
              Originally posted by Mona~on~wheels View Post
              Thank you!!! Great minds think alike! Will do.
              Thank you wtf hope to get rid of the stones & germs soon!


              Mona
              the stones will harbor bacteria. have you ever seen what the stones look like? like the medieval spikey ball on the chain weapon.
              "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
              http://www.elportavoz.com/

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                #8
                Originally posted by crypticgimp View Post
                the stones will harbor bacteria. have you ever seen what the stones look like? like the medieval spikey ball on the chain weapon.
                Well I hope the stones harbor them out of me. lol

                My Dr. piled them up on a blue towel & took a pic last time & gave it to me.

                I laid it on my dresser. My daughter came over & picked it up & said what beach was this? She thought the stones were bolders next to the blue water.

                I saw them in me. They look gross!
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Mona~on~wheels View Post
                  Well I hope the stones harbor them out of me. lol

                  My Dr. piled them up on a blue towel & took a pic last time & gave it to me.

                  I laid it on my dresser. My daughter came over & picked it up & said what beach was this? She thought the stones were bolders next to the blue water.

                  I saw them in me. They look gross!
                  hahaha!!!! that is hilarious!!! i know when i first saw mine it was definitely a bleh moment! i hope they can be removed soon!!
                  "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
                  http://www.elportavoz.com/

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                    #10
                    Hi Mona, Sorry about your infection, but glad you have no symptoms. Yes, finish the antibiotics. People who do not finish their course of antibiotics help to create drug resistant bacteria, so it is better for you and better for everyone for you to finish those pills!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Eileen View Post
                      Hi Mona, Sorry about your infection, but glad you have no symptoms. Yes, finish the antibiotics. People who do not finish their course of antibiotics help to create drug resistant bacteria, so it is better for you and better for everyone for you to finish those pills!

                      Thanks Eileen. I figured I should but they'll give them to me again right before surgery in 3-4 wks. I don't like taking them too much. kwim?

                      Thanks crypticgimp me too!
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Mona~on~wheels View Post
                        Thanks Eileen. I figured I should but they'll give them to me again right before surgery in 3-4 wks. I don't like taking them too much. kwim?

                        Thanks crypticgimp me too!
                        It's OK for you to have two courses of antibiotics in this time period. Personally, for me taking antibiotics only means that I also better have some Monostat handy because I never seem to be able to do antibiotics without it affecting me in that specific way.

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                          #13
                          Yes, you should finish up the antibiotics, even tho you are symptom free, if you only take part of the course, you have only killed off the weak bacteria, and if you leave just the strong stuff, not a good thing!!
                          T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                            #14
                            agree with all of the above who recommended completing the antibiotics

                            pbr
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                              #15
                              Thanks sjean & pbr! I will!

                              Eileen luckily that doesn't happen to me.
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