|Strep in urine culture
Oct 19, 2010
Good morning guys... The last 3 months I have been noticing cloudy urine with a pungent smell, hurts from time to time when I void. (however if I drink a large glass of water after experiencing that it seems to go away. Well, my ID nurse had me to give a urine sample and called me after that and said that they had done a Urine culture a found that I have Strep in my urine. Put me on Levaquin 500mg, for 7 days. Ask me to come by next week and possiblse do some blood cultures and a CBC. I am a long time survivor, low CD 4, 50 thousand VL. Waiting to be changed to Isentress, Trampvir (PI) and possibly the Tanox drug in the future. (I have never taken these 3 drugs before, that's why I need the tanox drug to give me a 3 drug cocktail) anyway... She did say normally one would not find Strep there, sometimes this means a infection somewhere else. What is your take on this.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Bacterial infection of the male genital tract raises concern about infection of the prostate, bladder, or kidney in addition to the urethra. An ultrasound and sometimes a cystoscopy (with urology referral) may be needed to sort out if there is an underlying source of infection. KH
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