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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.