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  • Can a UTI cause an IC flare?

    I had a UTI with bacteria and was given antibiotics. I'm done with the antibiotics but I still have some symptoms. Now they are telling me after another urine test that there is no bacteria. Is this IC now? I haven't had a flare in months, but I have never had a IC flare after a UTI.
    Last edited by grumpyoldlady; 12-28-2020, 08:41 AM.

  • #2
    It could be the aftermath of the UTI --- if the discomfort doesn't disappear soon, I suggest you have another culture done to be certain the infection hasn't returned.


    Donna
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    • #3
      Thank you, Donna for your reply. You are always here for us for support and to answer our questions. Thank you! I am still waiting for the results of my second culture that was taken Sunday when I still had symptoms after being done with antibiotics for a couple of days. I am feeling a little better today. Hopefully I am on the mend. I will keep you posted.

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      • #4
        Just received my second urinalysis (from 12/27) and everything is fine, but I have the value of 80 for blood in my urine. Still waiting for culture to come back.

        Blood in the urine is not a normal finding. Does this mean the irritation in my bladder is causing this? The first urinalysis 12/18 the value of blood was 200 and LEUK was 500 and NIT was positive.

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        • #5
          It's not unusual for someone with IC to have red cells in urine --- I know I almost always do. I don't have cultures done unless it feels like possible infection so I don't know if those cells are there when I'm not flaring. I hope you feel better soon.

          Thank you for your kind remarks.


          Donna
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          • #6
            Just got my culture back for 12/27. It says Corynebacterium species
            10,000 - 25,000 colony forming units per mL
            Susceptibility not normally performed on this organism.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by grumpyoldlady View Post
              Just got my culture back for 12/27. It says Corynebacterium species
              10,000 - 25,000 colony forming units per mL
              Susceptibility not normally performed on this organism.
              Are they prescribing antibiotics for this? I just did a search and it looks like there are several ones that are effective.

              Donna
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              Have you checked the ICN Shop?
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              Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

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              Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

              AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

              I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
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              • #8
                No antibiotics. They said there was not a significant amount of bacteria. They said if it gets worse, go to my GP or urologist.

                My symptoms seem to be getting better though. I only have some pressure/pain and a little or no burning in bladder. Not sleeping much though.

                Thank you for your concern and help. I will keep you posted.

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                • #9
                  If it worsens at all, please don't hesitate to give your GP a call. Sometimes even low counts can be a problem for someone with IC.

                  Donna
                  Stay safe


                  Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
                  Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

                  Have you checked the ICN Shop?
                  Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

                  Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

                  Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

                  Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

                  AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

                  I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
                  [3MG]

                  Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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                  • #10
                    Will do! 😊

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                    • #11
                      I feel so much better today! It's amazing what 24 hours can do. 😊

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