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antibiotic sensitivity testing for UTI-question

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 26, 2007
  • 11:59 PM

I started having symptoms of a UTI back in mid-September. Dr. put me on Cipro but did not do a sensitivity test. After a 7 day course of Cipro, I still had urination urgency, which was my main symptom. So I went to a different dr's office and had to see the nurse practitioner, because the dr. is away. She sent my urine to the lab for a sensitivity test. The sensitivity test came back that I had a little bit of Strep D in my urine and showed sensitivity to Levaquin and penicillin. I am allergic to penicillin and did not want to take Levaquin because of potential side effects.

Cipro was not listed on the test as the strep d being either sensitive or resistant. It just wasn't mentioned at all.

The np thought maybe the Cipro I took before wasn't a long enough course, so she prescribed 10 days of it, since I didn't want to take Levaquin.

I've been taking Cipro for 2 days and now I have pain in my sides (but not my back) which maybe is related to the UTI? I worry about it moving to my kidneys. I just feel bad in general.

So now I'm wondering--if Cipro wasn't mentioned in the lab results, does that mean anything?The fact that is was left off makes me think maybe that means it doesn't work for this strep D I have.

NP says I should come back in a couple of days and she will do a new urine test and have them test it for Cipro sensitivity.

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