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Old 09-01-2001, 05:04 PM   #1
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Infection????

I have IBS "D"- for many years..... I have been diagnosed with a bladder infection recently. I didn't have the usual symptoms. I had severe abdominal cramping and diarrhia - but no burning on urination or frequent urination. This happens to me alot. I take Cipro and then I feel great the whole time I am on it.....but then the "D" comes back within about two weeks but urine tests come out ok! Can a bladder infection cause diarrhia????
Could an infection in the intestines cause a bladder infection or cause bacteria to show up on a urine test????
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Old 09-01-2001, 07:04 PM   #2
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Re: Infection????

Hi,
Cipro can kill the good bacteria in your intestinal tract while it's working on the urinary tract. Then you could develop a yeast/candida infection in your GI tract that can result in diarrhea. Bladder infections don't cause diarrhea.

I assume you are a female since males don't get urinary tract infections very often. You can get a urinary tract infection by not wiping properly. But, your gastro and urine systems are completely separate internally. Women just have to be extra careful and clean with diarrhea because their ureatha is so short--- 1/2 inch long and bacteria can travel that distance very easily.

I have 5 sisters and they all have had urinary tract infections commonly. I have never had one. A doctor explained this to me years ago.

I wish you well---Harry

 
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Old 09-01-2001, 09:27 PM   #3
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Re: Infection????

Hi Harry!
Thanks so much for the info.
I do know about yeast infections and antibiotics.
What is strange to me is that whenever I take Cipro, my IBS "D" disappears! I feel great!!!!!! As soon as I go off the Cipro, all the IBS "D" returns within about 2 weeks! This has been a pattern many times! But when I have stool cultures done, no bacteria shows up! If I have a yeast overgrowth in the intestines, wouldn't antibiotics make it worse when I take them?
A while back I did take a blood test for yeast- the results were 1 band. When I asked the lab what that meant, they said that antibodies show up-so I either have a yeast infection in my system now or had one in the past because I have the anitbodies. But I could never find a dr. who believes in this or knows anyting about it......
I am so confused! Could I possibly have a bacteria overgrowth in my intestines that is not showing up on stool cultures?
Thanks so much for listening!

 
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