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Continuing UTI


I had an open proctolectomy/colectomy on August 24, 2012.  While in the hospital I contracted a UTI and two days after release was in the ER with severe symptoms.  They said of course I had a UTI and gave me Keflex.  It didn't work.  I have been diagnosed with Klebsiella Pneumoniae, E. Coli, and Enterococcus. I have been on 10 different antibiotics all supposedly these bugs are susceptbile to.  I keep getting these UTI's, and am miserable.  I have lost 30 pounds, can't eat, hard to drink, have been to see a urologist who didn't touch me, my surgeon won't address it, and my PCP says there's nothing more she can do. I have been to the ER multiple times (including one when I got so dizzy my BP bottomed out and I passed out) and no one will admit me, nor address the problem. I am so upset and so very sick.  I've had air in my bladder and ureters (feels like gas bubbles). CT scan doesn't show fistula, but the last culture said "three organisms isolated.  Fecal contamination. Repeat if necessary".   No one wants to help, and I am so frustrated. Please help.
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How are you? Was there a sensitivity testing done together with the urine culture? I'm sorry to hear what you have been through in the past. Continuing UTI warrants further evaluation by a specialist or urologist. If the previous urologist did not see you, a referral to another may be indicated.  Additional tests may also need to be done.  If your PCP also has already given up, get another doctor's opinion. Continue to be vigilant with regards to your health. Drinking plenty of fluids may also be very helpful. Take care and do keep us posted.
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