Hi. I have been treated repeatedly for UTI's in the last year with antibiotics (Sulfamethoxazole,
Ciproflaxin, and Cefuroxime within 5 months of each other) but with no result. Each time the protein and blood in urine returned after less than a week.
I do not have UTI symptoms such as pain / burning / trouble urinating. My only symptom is blood / protein in urine and swelling in my legs ankles, arms, face, and the left side of my stomach. The swelling started three years ago along with the protein, but the blood in urine only within the last year.
I have been to a urologist and had a CT scan of my kidneys which is normal. No kidney stones.
I have been ill for about 10 years with chronic fatigue and pain. I also have chronic infections. My bloodwork is negative for any autoimmune diseases like lupus, so I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.
I have done more than one urinalysis and these are the results...
July 2013 - Before a course of antibiotics
Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
Microalbumin, urine 229.4 0.0-17.0 ug/mL
What other symptoms are present? Aside from the urine culture, was there a culture and sensitivity test done? Chronic UTI may be associated with antibiotic resistance as well as underlying medical conditions like gynecological issues. You may also benefit from a referral to a gynecologist. Take care and do keep us posted.
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