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Septicemia: Blood infections

Blood Cancers & Disorders | Last Active: Apr 29 7:06pm | Replies (31)

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Hi "Peach", I am curious….did you have a UTI/kidney infection that did NOT show up in culture (no bacteria)? I have been going through gross hematuria with blood closts and what was kidney pain for a long time but never showed up in culture. I talked my NP into prescribing antibiotics and finally the 3rd one (cephalexan) has seemed to work, although 10 days after finishing it had a little visible blood in urine the morning I saw my urologist so he said it was not an infection. I did ask him for antibiotic and he prescribed a prophylactic nitrofurontoin mono 100 mg to take at night. Since my visit to him and starting April 2 my urine is back to normal. He wants to do a repeat cystoscopy and scheduling a CT urogram (after having a CT scan without contrast and ultrasound 4 months ago which all came back "normal" as did his first cystoscopy). I still think it was an infection that did not culture, but subsequent antibiotics have cleared up?

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This doctor never took a CULTURE. He went ahead blindly giving me intrevenous antibiotics one time a day then just sent me home. Astounding?

If I went into detail you would not believe the situation and it could become deadly.