Doxycycline and urinary tract infections

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Avatar f tn I am 43yrs old female and have for past six weeks now urinary tract infection symptoms and been to several doctors and emergency room. I have spent a thousand dollars on treatment with no relief due to no insurance until January. I have had scan done on my kidneys and no stones. I have had blood work and urine cultures with no infection. I have been tested for STD's and none. They had me on ciproflaxin for 10 days at 500mg twice a day and doxycycline for 10 days at 100mg twice a day.
565147 tn?1218256191 i have never had problems with my kidneys until the last yr I have had severe kidney infections back to back and they put me on levaquin and Cipro one round and the other different meds then it finally went away..My Achilles tendon got a big lump on it and now it hurts all the time.. Recently I found out about the meds I took and the affiliation between the meds and tendon rupture...
Avatar m tn The disease is typically due to other urinary tract bacteria which come from a person's own body, and are not acquired from others. Treatment of prostatitis is sometimes a matter of trial and error, typically requiring prolonged therapy of a month or more and which may require more than one course of treatment.
Avatar m tn maybe the fungus got into my urinary tract and infected everything? it's terrible is there anything to repair the numbness and vessels? I'm trying arginine but it's still terribly numb I'm a little diabetic, sugars go up to 183 and I had shooting pain all over the pelvis for a month that wasn't cured on cipro, amoxicillin, duricef, amoxicilin. and now the left vein in my pelvis hurts all the time still.
Avatar f tn I've been put on oxybutynin, which didn't work for me at all, then Detrol LA, which relieves the constant 'gotta go' symptoms somewhat. Urinary Tract Infection has been ruled out (several times I might add) and diabetes. I've had some blood tests done which all came back normal. Finally visited a gyno-urologist a couple weeks ago.
Avatar n tn Doxycycline could be used to treat bad skin or to cure an std such as chlamydia or other infectious diseases
Avatar n tn I am a 28 year old, otherwise healthy male, who over the last year, has had two UTI's. One about six months ago, treated with Doxycycline (sp?) and one a week ago, treated with a ten day supply of CIPRO at 1000mg's a day. I have never had urinary infections until last year, although I have ALWAYS battled with what I consider to be a weak bladder (my mother suffers from the same). An internist did a PSA count and prostate check last year and nothing negative came from it.
Avatar m tn I am afraid that whomever put you on Cipro without testing for gonorrhea and chlamydial infections has put you between a rock and a hard place. You do not mention your age but urinary tract infections are rare in men younger than 40 and thus testing for STIs should almost ALWAYS be done in evaluating such symptoms in men under age 40.
Avatar n tn If so, you should be evaluated for NGU as I described above (close examination after no urination for 6+ hours) and tested for non-STD urinary tract infections. In any case, referral to an endocrinologist doesn't make sense to me. That's not a specialty that would typically evaluate for unexplained infections. You're sure you don't mean an infectious diseases specialist? Or maybe the urine abnormality isn't actually sign of an infection?
Avatar n tn A urinary tract infection is a urinary tract infection. It can be caused by many different bacteria. Some STDs can mimic a urinary tract infection, but you already said you took meds for both of the big ones that would do this. If you rubbed your bare penis on her vagina, you could most definitely have picked up some bacteria and gotten an infection. Ask your doctor to do a CULTURE.
Avatar n tn UTI does not generally cause discharge and UTIs are rare in healthy younger men, unless there is an underlying anatomic abnormality of the urinary tract. It is more likely you have nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). (When NGU follows gonorrhea, it is often called postgonococcal urethritis, or PGU.) It could be UTI, but it would be the rare exception in your case.
Avatar n tn I brought him to my vet on Tuesday and we sent out blood and urine samples. The platelet count came back low, as did the CPK. The urine results were ok, except the RBC/HPF results were 4-10 (high), PH was 7.5and protein was 1+. He had some ticks prior to this episode, so my vet started tx with Doxy. All tick desease test came back negative though. Should I continue the Doxy? My dog ate today (quite a bit) and his energy level was almost normal.
Avatar n tn is not an indication for antibiotics, unless an infection is diagnosed, and an infection is an unlikely cause of such symptoms in men. And non-STD urinary tract infections are rare in men, especially under agoe 40 or so. Was this self-treatment or prescribed? If the latter, what did your examination and testing show? But perhaps all that is beside the point. Regardless of the reason for taking ciprofloxacin, there is no point in getting tested for STDs at this time.
Avatar f tn I know from personal experience how devastating this can be to you. I have been battling both Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) and Bladder Infections since January. I have been on 2 different antibiotics and they have absolutely torn my stomach apart!! Both of them are from the Sulpher (sp?) family. I had to quit taking my pain BT meds and have been in tremendous pain from all of this. The antibiotics made me continuously throw up 24/7. I couldn't keep any food down.
Avatar n tn Just over three weeks ago I began experiencing burning in my urinary tract. I thought it would go away, but it persisted and got worse over the next few days. I went to a doctor, and they of course thought it might be an std. They gave me a 'cocktail' of antibiotics, as well as running urine and blood test. A few days later it got very extreme, painful and burning. I went back to see a Dr and he had the test back... normal.
Avatar m tn and are not even aware of the many new infections, including viruses, that have emerged over the last 10+years, and the huge increase in immune disorders among children. READ Cure Unknown, by Pamela Weintraub, an award winning science journalist and editor of Discover Science magazine, and look at a scientist/physician professional organization that emerged about 15 years ago as these patterns originally thought to be "Lyme" disease started to emerge.
Avatar m tn Hi. I know how frustrating urinary tract infections can be. There is a whole spectrum of it. In your case, a yellowish semen may suggest an underlying infection. At this point, a prostate condition may not be completely ruled out yet. In some cases, a prostate secretion culture may not present with bacterial growth. In the case of chronic abacterial prostatitis, the culture may not show anything yet the patient may present with symptoms.
Avatar m tn You are in an areea where there are not formal recommendations. On the other hand, the moxifloxacin is good for both prostate infections, mycoplasma genitalium and other urianry tract infections. When we are at the satge of "trial and "error", this has been helpful in the past. My consern would be that you have prostatitis.
Avatar m tn I complained of tingling in the tip of my urethra one year ago, i went to the dr got tested for the usual stds and all were negative and i was referred to the urologist and he stuck is finger up my but and said i had high PSA for prostitis, given cipro and most but not all symptoms went away.
Avatar f tn That is a sign of a prostate or other lower urinary tract problem. It is not due to infection of any kind, and it is not due to anything you caught from the oral sex encounter. 2) Bumps on buttocks that last more than a week are not due to herpes or any other STD. (Herpes outbreaks can occur on the buttocks, but only with a small cluster of blister-like sores, only on one buttock never both, and always clearing up within 1-2 weeks.) 3) Herpes does not cause tingling like you describe.
Avatar m tn This isn't abnormal for me as a contact lens wearer who is prone to irritations and occasional infections, but the timing again, seems like it may be more than coincidental. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Avatar m tn I also had blood tests (for HSV, HIV and syphilis), these also came back negative. I have taken a two week course of doxycycline and a week of metronidazole (not at the same time). My symptoms neither improved, nor subsided with these antibiotics. I am very anxious about both what is causing this symptoms and if I will be able to get rid of them. Not having a diagnosis is also very frustrating, as I don't know what can be done to move forward.
Avatar m tn In children, quinolones and doxycycline are best avoided. Since bacteria that cause urinary tract infections are often the cause of epididymitis in children, co-trimoxazole or suited penicillins (for example, cephalexin) can be used. If there is a sexually transmitted disease, the partner should also be treated.' Let us know if you need any further information. Regards.
Avatar m tn The infection usually comes from the urinary tract. If you don't have any risk factors for sexually acquired infections - then your doctor may consider an anomalous urinary tract and evaluate this possibility. Pain may also come from overlaps in the nerves. There are some patients with problems in the back but report pain in the testicles, this is because the testes were originally inside the abdomen during embyonic development and descend into the scrotum.
Avatar n tn i last posted on this thread in may....i have had a few years of this suffering and no end of examinations for the doctors to find nothing wrong...after a lot of investigations on the net by myself i found the info i needed and went to my doctor to ask if i have VAGINAL ATROPHY and she said last a diagnosis..she wanted me to go and have an investigation at the hospital and i said no way as ive been poked and prodded for months and i have had enough...
Avatar m tn Hello, I have been diagnosed with NGU and given 100 mg doxycycline for 1 month twice daily. Does such a long duration of the medication imply that besides NGU , I am also being treated for prostatitis. If so, against which types of prostatitis is doxycycline effective? Could prostatitis cause some of the same symptoms as NGU? I was given azithromycin as a single dose of 1 mg for my NGU but the treatment was a failure as the symptoms resurfaced after 2 weeks.
Avatar m tn Glucosamine is not just for joints it also helps the integrity of the bladder. Treat all urinary tract infections as they arise. Incidentally, the vet who placed your pet on doxycycline may have believed that your dog may have had an exposure to Lyme disease. Lyme disease can cause joint pain, and can affect other body systems such as the kidney and brain. Doxycycline is an antibiotic that treats tick borne disease and also has an anti-inflammatory component.
Avatar n tn My mother who is Type 2 Diabetic, experinced these tears along with yeast infections and athletes foot infections all through her 30's and 40's until her diabetes was diagnosed and she got her levels under control. I honestly find it rediculous that the modern medical community, which treats the majority of women's reproductive health problems as shameful, has no flipping idea what causes these tears or how to really treat them.
Avatar n tn Rocephin, tetracyclyne, Doxycycline, Cipro, Levaquin, flagyl, and now eryc... i was told it was undetectable prostatitis. Everytime I come off the antibiotic i get mucous membrames in my urine and a burning sensation in the urinary tract. My urine culture keeps coming up negative. I took a urine cytology(Fixed urine) which cleared me of bladder cancer and infection. i took an ultrasound of my bladder that showed I was clean.
Avatar f tn He has since had a ruptured tendon in his arm. We have done a lot of research and have found that there have been some law suits in progress against the drug. My husband has never had a problem with any tendons. It ripped so hard that he can not move his right arm. If I were you, I would stay clear of the drug. Our pharmacist said that he received at paper stating that 1 out of about 10,000 people can have this happen, and it can happen on the first dose. Good Luck and I hope this helps.