7 years 9 months ago - 7 years 9 months ago#42724by tiffrd
I hope to find some answers here - I'm a nervous wreck and I don't do well with what iffing myself on Google searches.
1. I went in for lethargy to Carenow July 14. Had to urinate maybe a little more often, but not much and zero other symptoms. Sister talked me into going. Had trace blood in urine and a UTI (had never had one in my life and I'm 42). She puts me on Macrobid and said to go see regular dr in 2 weeks for check up.
2. My reg dr isn't in, so I see stand in. He says UTI is now "raging infection with moderate blood." Still NO symptoms other than lethargy - no urinating frequently anymore, but now I feel a slight tickle deep inside my bladder. No urge to go, just a tickle. He puts me on SMZ/TMP DS ad said they'd run a culture and call back Monday.
*He mentions that if these meds don't cure it, he'll want me to see a specialist. I ask, "What would that mean because I'll worry?" Usually a doctor will say, "Oh don't go there yet" but this guy says, "Well even if it's bladder cancer and you have tumors, a few days won't matter." UGH!
3. I call back Monday for results, they say they don't do cultures on weekends, so call back Wed. I call back Wed and they say Oops - they accidentally threw the sample away. So I go back in Wednesday and they take a new culture sample and he puts me on Cephalexin 500mg 4/day for 5 days and also puts me on Detrol LA for bladder spasms, which he says is causing the tickle.
4. I call back today - culture is normal. But my UTI tests trips still show an infection - Leukocytes positive, but nitrates negative - and now I feel that tickle feeling almost constantly. Finished the last 2 antibiotics today. So I go Googling and find this: http://familypracticepearls.blogspot.com/2011/03/red-flag-friday-normal-urine-culture.html it's a doctor's site and it's describing what my results are - normal culture, but positive UTI test.
So now I'm very worried. I have an appointment with a urologist on the 17th - two weeks of worry! Two weeks of what iffing something's positive for cancer and moves from one treatable stage to the next within those 2 weeks.
I have three kids and not that it matters, but I'm just petrified. Doesn't help that I watched my stepdad die a very slow death of some rare brain cancer.
Last edit: 7 years 9 months ago by tiffrd. Reason: adding leukocyte/nitrate info