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It appears that after taking antibiotics three times and having the pain/blood go away three times that my case of urethra cystitus was not caused by EBRT. EBRT may have made the urethra more susceptible to cystitus caused by infection. The infectious what ever, possibly staph did not show up until the last urine culture. So my worries about an ostomy or suprapubic catheter were for not.
Going to try taking one antibiotic/day now for a month to see if we can kill what ever this is. It started last April, and now the middle of August we finally identify the painful something, maybe?.
My mind can really waste a lot of time not having the proper information.
Joe, Hamakua Coast
The third round of antibiotics as expected stopped the pain/blood. Continuing to take one AB tablet/day did NOT stop the stinging (first stage of pain/blood) from returning. I hope the docs have a stronger AB that will kill what ever it is that does not seem to show up very well in the urine cultures.
Anyone ever in this boat before?
Still on full strength antibiotic dose. Wednesday had a catheter bladder urine sample, no culture. The stinging burning is still with each void, but not sufficient to go on pain meds.
Is it possible that the bacteria are hiding in the scar tissue of the prostate where perhaps the blood flow is low or none and the antibiotic can't reach them.