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    Bladder Infection

    I've been sick for 3 weeks. Thought it was a virus. But when it kept getting worse I figured it wasn't. My symptoms were upper stomach pain. Drowsy. NO fever.

    Did blood work-okay. Ct scan-ok. Urine Specimen-bad urine, preserved CULTURE
    >100,000 COL/CC KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE
    >100,000 COL/CC ENTEROCOCCUS FAECALIS


    Dr. prescribed Nitrofurantoin


    Questions:

    How bad are those bacteria? Does antibiotics raise your temp? Since starting them I feel hot! Can it spread to your respiratory system? Or just piclked up a bug at the hospital? Now I'm congested.
    Is that medicine good?

    I hate being sick.
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    Thank you! Why would they give me a no good script? What do I do? He's a great urologist at UT Southwest Hosp. So I need another test?
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      #3
      I thought it was only colonization when it is under 100 000 and no treatment is require?
      TH 12, 43 years post

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        #4
        Hi Mona, did they give you the scrip before the results were back? If so, that was just a proactive attempt to ward things off. If the results came back this weekend. then Lisa his Nurse should be calling you on monday with the correct antibiotic. That's the way it has always worked with me using the same Uro. If nobody calls, call them up and ask what they plan to do.

        WFE, from what Mona posted, those bugs were all greater than 100K. A ">" = greater than when starting the sentence/line.
        "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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          #5
          And it can be an infection when less than 100,000 if you are running a fever or have other symptoms.
          Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

          Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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            #6
            Ups, it's the middle of the night here, Sorry
            TH 12, 43 years post

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              #7
              What are your symptoms? Fever? Odiferous urine? A culture and sensitivity should always be completed. If you use a catheter to manage your bladder you will become colonized with bacteria over time. The goal is to keep the bacterial levels low and below 100,000. You have two bacteria cultured but sensitivity should be completed to identify which antibiotics are sensitive to it. Depending on how many UTIs you have per year, etc and how many times you are treated for an UTI, will depend on what the sensitivities are. Meaning the more antibiotic use you have, over time you may become resistant to certain antibiotics so oral antibiotics may not be an option, only IV antibiotics will be. The an infectious disease (ID) specialist will need to be involved. ID will only want to treat if you have significant symptoms.

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                #8
                McDuff that's after testing. I asked Lisa she said that med was good for both those germs.

                SCI Nurse stomach hurting & foul smile. No fever,

                My stomach stopped hurting for 4 days while on med. Then started back up last 2 days. Off med now,. Took all 10 days.
                Because my belly still hurt he said I was still infected. Wrote me Cipro.

                But I'm not taking it. I'm scared too. Read this.

                http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...tibiotics.aspx
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