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Yes on Tuesday of this week but I have not results yet.
They did a test and said that under the microscope it showed a quite a bit of blood but minute amounts of infection( last Saturday). A culture has been done 5 times to make sure the antibiotic they precscribed was correct for the bacteria,
I was on something ( not sure what it was on May 10 for 7 days. I went to Florida on May 12. As soon as the antobiotic was finished I started bleeding and went to a clinic. The doctor prescribed Cipro ( 250 mg twice daily) for 7 days. I came home and went to my doctor and complained that had such awful cramps and discomfort in my abdomen He said to wait a couple of weeks because it may be the change in water, medication etc. That was Monday and the next Saturday I was bleeding again and in pain. I called Telehealth Ontario and asked if I could wait unti Monday to see my doctor. They said not I had to see a doctor within the next 2-3 hours. I went to the hospital and they took a urine sample ( the usual blood an white blood cells) and did a kidney function from a blood test. That showed no kidney problem. I went home with a prescription for Keflex 500 mg 4 times a day for 7 days. I finished that on Sunday morning and was at my doctor's bleeding again on Monday. He gave me 800mg of sulfa + 160 of something else. I finished that and seemed OK for about a week. On Firday I was feeling down pressure. I took my daughter and grandchildren to Ottawa for a Cirque de Soleil performance. We arrived about 11 AM and went to Byward Market ( about 1 1/2 blocks away). We strolled around for a short time and I started feeling pain. We stopped for lunnch and I went to the washroom-swirling blood in the toilet. We went to Cirque and dinner. I went to Ottawa hospital and my urine sample was pink. The doctor told me there was not only blood but white blood cells. I had another infection. He gave me 800mg of sulfa and another scrip for the bladder. I went into a mall the next day to purchase something for my grandchildren. I went to the bathroom in a great deal of discomfort and the toilet was full of red blood. I made an appointment with my Uroligist and seen him on Thursday. He gave me 3 months of low dose antibiotic. I told him I wanted my life back and was going to start my walks and if I hemhorage again I would be back. All he said was" I do not want to see you again until this prescription is finished". I called my doctor and told him I was going to a hospital and not leave until they found out what was wrong with me. He asked me to come in and said he had no idea how long it would take for me to get better.
When I was in hospital lastg Saturday they said that the Uroligist made a note on the Cytoscope report that my bladder was very irritated. NOONE had mentioned that before. The nurse told me not to walk for a week only to feed myself ( I am a widow and live a lone remotely on a lake). I have done that and am feeling better but do not have any idea how long I must maintain this. I am scheduled to go to China on vacation Sept 20 -Oct 3.
I really need to know where I am at in terms of my condition. I am a VERY active person and it is not easy sitting around. I WILL do what I need to to get better but noone seems to be able explain this irritated bladder and excessive bleeding to me.
Yes they did. But they said the medication was appropriate to my bacteria.
I have been on something I am sure of,Cipro, keflex and sulfa. Sulfa works best -double dose of 800mg.
I am leaving to go to dinner will not be able to answer more today.
I am home. I am sorry for having to leave yesterday. What is my prognosis?
I have not had a bladder infection for over 2 weeks. I am on low dose antibiotics for 3 months.
I was bleeding from the bladder last Saturday after doing minimal housework. I was rushed to hospital with a SEVERE pain in my left side. The doctor had access to my bladder scope and biopsy and ultrasound results. He said he could not see anything wrong. There was a note the Urologist made on the scope that said the bladder was very irritated. I was told to do nothing more than absolutely necessary for 1-2 weeks. I have obeyed that for the last week and do feel better. I was taking probiotic on my doctor's suggestion but stopped that and all other vitamins. That has seemed to calm my pains in my abdomen.
My questions are. How long is this going to go on? I am experiencing less pain SO when the pain goes away should I start walking and resuming a normal life again? Without a recuring infection will this heal?
I am sorry to be such a pain but I am a widow and live alone remotely on a lake. I am an extremely independent woman and would really like to stay that way.
It is not the infection that worries me. I do not have one right now. It is the pain and bleeding WITHOUT an infection that has me worried!!! How long can I expect this to go one WITHOUT another infection? As soon as I walk I get pain and then bleed. If I continue to walk I will hemorrage and get more pain.
I have been cultured, Ultrasounded, biopsied, scoped and CT scanned. Any suggestions on other test that can be done?
What type of drug is Elmiron? I am taking Macrobid 100 mg and 5 mg Vesicare. Is one of these similar to Elmiron?
Thank you. I will keep that in mind should this not stop with rest.
I appreciate all of your answers to my questions. I do realize that without your examining me and viewing the test results your hands are tied to an extent.