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basically, azithromycin is the antibiotic in AZIWOK
it is used to treat various bacterial infections
Here are the other results of my pap.
Scanty red blood cells. Moderate number of neutrophils
Squamous cell morphology
Reactive squamous cells. Superficial and intermediate cells present
it seems that basically you have a vaginal infection, mostly bacyerial
Endocervical cells normal
What is that exactly and what causes it?
It is a pre-std?
the common treatment for this is to give antibiotics like flagyl (metronidazole), doxycycline, azithromycin
azithromycin, given to you, is for general bacterial infection
not targeting any specific STD
what can happen is that insome patients with a pre-existing STD, a superadded bacterial infection of vagina/cervix can occur
in those cases this drug again helps
Do the rest of my results indicate any other problems?
As far as I know I have never had an STD.
no, they are mostky normal, indicating a mild infection
Should I be concerned? Any precautions I should take?
yes, there are a few precuations that you can take, because if you have a bacterial infection, then there are chances of reocurrence in furture
avoid intercourse for a few days
wash your vaginal area with plain water
do not use any soap or chemicals
wear cotton undergarments
if your undergarments gets soiled by any discharge, change it
drink good amount of fluids etc
this should help in preventing further infections ad also for a quick recovery for the present infection
Ok, thanks. My doctor did not think I needed to be re-examined again until next year. Is that normal? Shouldn't I go back for a follow-up visit to see if the infection is gone?
ideally a examination should be done after 48 hours of the last dose of antibiotic
but if your doctor feels there is no need, then you might be having a mild infection
if you have any symptoms like itching, discharge, fouls smell etc then you can go for a repeat check up
hope this information is helpful
3 days before my pap, I was diagnosed with a Urine tract infection. I was taking OFLOX-400 before switching to the other med
Could these infections be connected? Or are they 2 different things?
I only took 3 days of the 5 day treatment of OFLOX-400 before swicthing to AZIWOK
what symptoms did you have when you were diagnosed with urinary tract infection
I am supposed to go back to have another urine test tomorrow. Will the AZIWOK interfer with the Urine test?
yes, ideally you need to give a urine sample after 48 hours of last dose, otherwise a false negative result might appear
I originally went to the doctor thinking I had malaria. The malaria test was negative. The doc said I had the flu, but also noticed that my blood pressure was high. He ordered a round of tests because of the high blood pressure. EKG, Echo, blood and urine. All of the tests turned out fine, except the urine came back with infection.
At the same time, I went to my OBGYN for my annual pap and mammogram.
did you have any vaginal itching, vaginal burning, pain/burning while passing urine, any lower pelvic pain etc?
no symptoms except lower pelvic and back pain.
but it was near to my period.
sometimes a vaginal infection can mimic symptoms of UTI (urinary tract infetion)
also rarely if the vaginal area is not cleaned properly before taking a urine sample or if a midstream sample is not taken, then a false positive result for urine infection might occur
He was surprised by the UTI because everything else turned out fine. I even did the test twice on different days to double check.
so, you might be having a vaginal infection, which might have come positive for UTI
or both infections might be present, which is a little unusual without any symptoms
i would now recomend you to wait for your antibiotic course to get complete, then get a urine test done after 48 hours of the last antibiotic dose
but this time, make sure to clean your vaginal area properly before taking urine sample and take a midstream sample
ideally an early morning sample is recommended
Now, what about my husband? Does he need to be checked for anything? Although you say this isn't a STD is there a chance he might have an infection? (We haven't had sex while I have been on the meds)
OK, thanks. Also my doctor said the sample had to be taken first thing in the morning. Is that right?
yes, as I said an early morning sample is preferred
yes, your husband should also be evaluated, to rule out any remotepossibility of STD
So just to be clear, I have taken 3 days of OFLOX-400 and 4 days of AZIWOK. I have not finished either 5 day round as prescribed. But I have taken over 5 days of antibiotics. Should I finish both meds (3 more days) before taking another urine test? Or ?
yes, you should finish the present course of antibiotics
I really appreciate your help. May I ask where you are from?
if you had discontinued oflex, and 24 hours have passed since the last dose, there is no benefit of taking the rest of the pills of oflox now
i am glad to be of help
I am from India
What kind of antibiotic is OFLEX?
oflox is a fluroquinolone and is very good for urine infection
Thank you very much. Do you have any other advice for me before I log off?
you are most welcome
just follow the precautions I advised, wait for 48 hours after last dose of antibiotic before the urine test and take the sample after properly cleaning the vaginal area
that shouild help
hope you get well soon
now you can go ahead and accept the answer for complete transaction
One more question, please. What kind of test will my husband need? Is it a urine test, blood test, etc? What should be request when he goes to the doctor?
first your husband needs to be examined by a doctor and then if required a urine test might be needed
ok, thank you.