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I have a reoccurring positive ecoli infection in the urine

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Hello Doctor,
I have a reoccurring positive ecoli infection in the urine when tested via U A/C and S . I have had several rounds of cipro not effective - a round of macrobid and I just retested positive again 100.000 ecoli count in the urine .. iv been battling this since april 2016 after a trip to Mexico. My primary PCP has been treating this .. Today my MD ordered Ampicillin 500 mg one by mouth every 6 hours for 10 days. I am a nurse and have some awareness of meds so I was not sure if this is a good antibiotic for this infection and I am a little med phobic due to allergies to meds in my lifetime. per my lab results I am resistant to cipro. Please advise if there is a better antibiotic option since I want to cure this once and for all Thankyou for your time in advance. Sincerely, ***** *****
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 8 months ago.

Hello! My name is***** to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply momentarily.

Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 8 months ago.

Sorry to hear about this

Can you please tell me what antibiotics were shown to be effective against E.coli in your recent urine C/S ?

It will be good if you can attach an image/picture of your C/S report

Do you have any known medical illness or any medicines which you are taking regularly ?

Regards

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
thankyou , , i can scan and email or fax the results can you tell me how for this site?
Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 8 months ago.

you just take a jpg image and send as attachment

Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 8 months ago.

It will be sent as an attachment from your laptop

Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 8 months ago.

If you are unable to send image just check on your result to which antibiotics the bug (E.coli) is sensitive

Regards

Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 8 months ago.

There is an icon on your computer about attachment . You just click that and then browse you PC and attach the file containing your C/S result.

Regards

Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 8 months ago.

Hello ??

have you tried attaching the image ?

Regards