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Brad09
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Last Activity: Today, 05:42 PM
Joined: 11-04-2012
Location: Southeast, USA
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  • When I asked my nurse if I needed to do that she said if the symptoms go away after the AB, they don't usually do another c&s. That being said should I ask to do it anyway? Could the bacteria still be there even though the symptoms got better?
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    Post was unapproved?

    Can an admin help me with a post I just made. It says it is unapproved and I can no longer post in it or edit posts. I had a really hard time attaching images and had to edit my original post multiple times in a row, not sure it that threw a red flag or what. It's in the equipment section. Thanks
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  • Things seem back to normal, thanks. Been off the antibiotics for about 4 days now. The cold sweating at night has gone away as well as the need to use the condom catheter/2nd bag in addition to the SP tube. I've had tendinitis in both elbows for the past three years or so and did experience a flare...
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  • Brad09
    replied to Replace leg bag after UTI?
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    I had an SP tube put in two weeks ago. I had a c&s done a week after that due to UTI symptoms and it showed an infection. I didn't take the specimen from the leg bag, the nurse told me to pinch off the SP tube for about 5 min and get the specimen straight from that. I was started on generic Levaquin...
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    I didn't think you are supposed to use bleach with a latex bag......
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    started a topic Replace leg bag after UTI?
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    Replace leg bag after UTI?

    I use the Urocare latex reusable leg bags. They have an anti re-flux valve that only allows urine into the bag and not back out of it. I usually keep these for about 6 months and clean them everyday with warm water and isopropyl alcohol. Given this info is there a need to replace these after a UTI?...
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  • Here are the culture results. I'm on day 4 of 7 of Levofloxacin (generic Levaquin). After having the UTI for 3 days or so waiting on the culture results, I did't have any problems with bladder spasms on the Myrbetriq. However the very next day after starting the antibiotic it started leaking and I had...
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  • I had standard tilite forks, then frog legs suspension forks, then Outfront glide single sided suspension forks, and now frog leg unitines (single sided, no suspension) for the last 4 years and prefer them to the others. They are lighter, narrower, look better, and I can't tell much difference without...
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  • Thanks, I will look into an ID doc. Normally I can pull up my test results online as well, but for some reason this most recent one is not showing up. I'll have to call Monday and get them to send them to me. I will post the info as soon as I get it and hopefully won't have any issues with the antibiotic...
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  • If the prescription is for 7 days, should I call Monday and see if they will extend it to 10-14? The only other option was having a home health person come to my house and give me a shot every day for the next 5 days. No idea how expensive that would be....
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  • Yes, levaquin and Cipro were the only options for this infection. I did have a c&s done. Would I be better off waiting this out and drinking lots of water, at least through the weekend? The only symptom I have is cold sweating through the night, which is manageable. No fever. After everything I've...
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  • Is Cipro safe to take for UTI? (causes tendon damage, etc.)

    So my doc gave me the option of Levofloxacin or Cipro for a UTI. The first sentence under the warning for both of these antibiotics is "may cause serious and possibly permanent tendon damage (such as tendonitis) peripheral nephropathy, and nervous system problems."

    I have had...
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  • Brad09
    replied to Got an SP tube today, have some questions
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    Yes, still wear a leg bag but don't have to worry about the condom catheters coming off/leaking and don't have to intermittent cath anymore (which I was still doing once a day just to completely empty my bladder). Hopefully the SP tube will never get pulled out, and I'm hoping it doesn't leak either....
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    No, it is different. Don't have the results in front of me to know what it was exactly....
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  • Brad09
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    I had a UTI a few weeks before the SP tube procedure and took oral antibiotics for 7 days. Finished the antibiotics about 4 days before the procedure. 2-3 days after the procedure I started freezing/sweating at night which usually happens when I have a UTI. So I took a sample in and just heard back...
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  • Brad09
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    Keeping in mind I came from using a condom catheter/leg bag full time (cathing twice a day) for the last few years, it has been a huge improvement in comparison. It also saves a lot of time not having to deal with the catheters and worrying about them coming off. I guess the only con will be having...
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  • Brad09
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    It did thanks. I started the Myrbetriq the day after the procedure and it only took a few days to start working and the leaking stopped. I'm going to give it a week or two and stop the meds to see if it will still leak on its own or not. No other issues so far.
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  • Brad09
    replied to Got an SP tube today, have some questions
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    I talked to a different nurse at the urologist office today and she talked to my urologist. He said it was probably bladder spasms as well, and suggested I start some medication to see if that helps. I got some samples of Myrbetriq, since that's the only one that doesn't give me bad side effects, so...
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    started a topic Got an SP tube today, have some questions
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    Got an SP tube today, have some questions

    Not long after I got home from the procedure, I noticed that even though urine was filing the leg bag connected to the new SP tube, it was also still coming out the old fashion way. Not a lot, but enough that I had to put on a condom catheter/second bag. I called the nurse and she said that was normal...
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