Good afternoon,I am a cancer patient with Multiple Myeloma and was told by a physican that I had a UTI as I was experiencing pressure in my lower abdomen. I have a low white blood cell count as well as a low red blood cell count with chronic nuetropenia.UA MicroUA WBC 0-1 UA RBC 2-5UA Bacteria - ModerateWBC 3.6 Reference Range 4.5 -11.0RBC 3.46 Reference Range 4.20-5.40I drank cranberry juice and felt much better. I then took one Ciprofloxacin of 250 milligrams and it seemed to cause more irritation than help. I am feeling maybe I should have just continued with the cranberry juice.Please advise.Respectfully,Eleanor
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 37
Hi Eleanor Was urine culture done ?Do you have burning while passing urine ?Any blood in the urine ?Fever or chills?What exactly happened after ciprofloxacin?Please let me know
Good afternoon Dr. Tharun,
A urine culture was sent out, but I have not been notified of the results yet.
I did have very slight burning when passing urination.
As far as I can tell, I don't see any blood in my urine.
After I took the ciprofloxacin it seemed that the slight burning I was feeling escalated.
Hi Eleanor,As far as the Urine results are concerned the tests do not point toward infection.USually pus cells have to be numerous which is indicative of active infection going inside.Also symptoms are not frankly urinary.Since you had very mild symptoms , ciprofloxacin could have waited till the culture results have come.Frank signs of infection like severe burning , fever with chills if present could be directly given antibiotics.As you had worsening of the symptoms with cipro, you can avoid it till the culture results.If the culture shows clear of infection , there is no need to take ciprofloxacin.May be you had some allergic reaction to ciproI hope this answers your questionRegardsDr.TharunCranberry is infection protective and is recommended.
MBBS, DNB surgery and presently working as Urology resident towards the degree of Urologist.