Discussions that mention amoxil

Urology board

Hi Lyrics,

I just wanted to give you my thoughts on your situation.
First off I am a woman, so I don’t have experience with all of the symptoms you are describing, but I do have a very serious medical condition of the bladder called Interstitial Cystitis (IC). Initially when I began to have urinary problems I was only 18! And having never heard of IC I just naturally assumed I had a bladder infection, numerous urine tests from numerous different doctors came back negative, even when I went to emergency room and they could find no bacteria I was sent home with antibiotics (again, I too was prescribed Macrobid at one point, it made me horrible nauseous and light headed) none of which helped in the least. Inraged by the lack of help and support I was getting from the medical community I began my own research and came across the Condition Interstitial Cystitis, I knew from that day forth that was what I had, though it would take over 14 months (a moving to a new province) to finally get the proper, formal diagnosis…But I digress. (I too am in my early 20’s now.)
In my research I have done a lot of reading, and I have always kept an eye open for issue involving men, because I think that they are really shunned in the urological world, especially if they are younger. I am not saying that you have IC, but I would not rule it out, even if your current doctor did find bacteria in your urine. For numerous reasons; firstly because it is possible (and sadly common) to have IC and still develop a UTI, one would think that already having a “sick” bladder would render you immune to IC, nope, and the prime reason for this is that IC is not caused by bacteria (well, at least there is no formal proof that it is, as IC doesn’t show up in urine tests). Secondly because there are numerous ways a urine test can show for bacteria and yet you really don’t have a UTI, these can include, not collecting urine mid stream, STD’s and improper laboratory handling.
But let us assume your diagnosis is correct (let me interrupt myself, finding a “little blood” in your urine should not have been arbitrarily over looked, it can be a symptom of many conditions, ranging from kidney problems to IC). Research seems to tell us that UTIs in men usually stem from an obstruction (blockage), like a kidney stone or enlarged prostate (In guys, the prostate gland produces secretions that help to slow bacterial growth). Another cause could be from a medical procedure involving a catheter. The first step is to identify the infecting organism and the drugs to which it is sensitive. Usually, doctors recommend lengthier therapy in men than in women, in part to prevent infections of the prostate gland.
Prostate infections (chronic bacterial prostatitis) are a lot more difficult to cure and irradicate largely because antibiotics are unable to penetrate infected prostate tissue effectively. Because of this fact, men with prostatitis often need long-term treatment with a carefully selected antibiotic. It’s worth noting that UTIs in older men are frequently associated with acute bacterial prostatitis, which can be really dangerous or even fatal if not treated immediately.
A lot of the time, bacteria first begins growing in the urethra. An infection which only affects the urethra is called urethritis. From the urethra bacteria often moves on to the bladder, causing a bladder infection ( or “common” cystitis). If the infection is not treated promptly (like in your case), bacteria may possibly then go up the ureters and inevitably may lead to infecting the kidneys (pyelonephritis).Healthy urine is sterile. It is comprised of fluids, salts, and waste products, but it is free of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. An infection happens when microorganisms, some times bacteria from the digestive tract, adhere to the opening of the urethra and start multiplying. A lot of infections tend to arise from one type of bacteria, Escherichia coli (E. coli), which normally live in the colon.
Antibiotics are your first line of defense against the affects of UTIs, such as trimethoprim (Trimpex), trimethoprim/ sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox), nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin), and ampicillin. A class of drugs called quinolones includes four drugs approved in recent years for treating UTI. These drugs include ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and trovafloxin (Trovan). Hard as it is (trust me I know) drinking more water will help to flush out your kidnies and and dilute your urine (I know it hurts to pee, so why make yourself go more? Well think of your urine like frozen juice concentrate, the more water you add to it the diluted it becomes).
It is possible for UTIs to become chronic and very stubborn to ride the body of. One thing that is sometimes prescribed to women who get frequent, reoccurring UTIs is to take low doses of an antibiotic such as TMP/SMZ or nitrofurantoin daily for 6 months or longer.
“Can it be, that all the time I spent, looking for a reason for my symptoms, the UTI infected my Prostate and now, because of the ignorance of SOME doctors, I have Prostatitis” Yes this is possible and I think it shows a real unprofessional on the part of your treating physician for not recognizing the severity of your problems earlier one, especially considering your age.
I don’t know what UTIs can do to your sperm, but it is more then possible to pass your UTI to your partner (and like wise to get a UTI from a partner, male or female). Bad luck didn’t cause the problems you are having now, but have you been tested for STD’s?
Granted you’ve been dealing with this for a long time, but I think that if you do have a UTI it is something that can be nipped in the bud, with the proper treatment and a good doctor and or urologist. Oh and in my experience if a doctor tells you to “just live with it” (when it is a serious, painful condition), I look the doctor straight in the eye and say something to the affect of, I’m sorry you spent seven years of your life at medical school, because it’s obvious you don’t really care about your patients health…and then I never return to that doctor, there are thousands out there and eventually you will find one who looks at you are as a patient not a paycheck. But to quote Denis Miller, that’s jut my opinion I could be wrong. I hope I was able to help you.

Try to have a great weekend
Jessica :angel: