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I contracted a strep B infection of my urinary tract in mid-January (from receiving oral sex). It took a while to diagnose (I kept testing neg for all STDs, I thought I had HSV) and when it was diagnosed in early April I was put on a course of antibodies. Retested positive so I did another course... tested neg but symptoms persisted.
Retested in mid-July and tested positive again. This time was given a 90-cap dosage of amoxicillin ( 3 times a day for 30 days). I'm about 2/3 done this now, and symtoms (symptoms) still linger.
Symptoms I've had:
- urethritis (most intense at first exposure, still lingers somewhat)
- red/pink spots on the head of my penis (doc thinks this may be a yeast infection due to all the antibodies)
- discomfort in my rectum
- frequent urination (was worst just before I was diagnosed, so late-March--concided w/ rectal pain)
- pain in lower abdomen and kidneys
- *severe* fatigue, both mental and physical (most severe at first exposure, still lingers)
- conjunctivits in both eyes (I'm sure it's related because this has never happened before). This has mostly cleared up.
I'm going to get retested via urethral swab approx. 2 weeks after my course of antibodies is done. My question is this:
Is it possible to have a strep B infection that is incurable? i.e. resistant to antibiotics.
Yes, it may make no sense, but your medicine needs to get to your prostate to be more effective. This is one reason why prostate infection are so hard to treat, because medicine will not fully reach the place where bacteria are hidding.
If you want your prostate cure, do what I am telling you, because after 3 months of doxycline straight, thats how I cured it
You need to have sex or masturbate 30 minutes after taking the medicine, your prostate needs to get massage.
If you can afford to, go visit your Urologist Once every other week to have your prostate massage.
Look this may make no sense to you, but this is how I cured a prostate infection, if you don't want my advice that's fine but good luck with the medicine.
Steph is one SOB to cure....It's hard but possible... I suffered with prostate infection for 5 months before I figured it out
How did I figured it out ?? By reading online and One of my Urologist told me that I need to ejaculate more after I take the medicine.
Sorry, just read your post...What doctor are you seen ? Who will prescribe amoxicline for prostate infection ?
Of course your STD test are negative, because its not STD, its your prostate infection due to Steph infection. I consider that STD, because you could of gotten from the oral sex, or you could of got it from your normal GI bacteria who knows, but that you have , I know how to cure it.
Tell your doctor that Amoxicline is not working and you need Doxycline ( Tetracycline ) 100 mg 2 times a day for 1 month.
If he does not agree go visit a Urologist, and have them do a Prostate Fluid Exam.
The fluid would be tested against all the antibiotics and see which one kills the bacteria quicker.
Hope this helps, get of Amoxciline, it will not work for the prostate. Amoxciline is used for Upper Respiratory infection such as ear infection and nose.. Amoxicline is good at that, but not the prostate.
Hi Nick I was reading through your experience of strep infection in your prostate. My urologyst just told me that I have a strep group b infection on my prostate. I am having the same symptoms you had. I was wondering how you came out of it. Are you better?
hey man, they found strep b in my semen. before this, I been tested negative for all other tests. this crap's been bugging me for 8 years now. the public hospital docs kept insisting i was fine so i went to a specialist and they ordered a semen test. I am currently on augmentin. the doc says it would work, my symptoms still linger after 8 days. i took doxy previously for a month, had partial relief. i have taken doxy, ofloxacin, erithromycin, azithromycin, rocephin, ciprofloxacin for intermittently for the past 8 years.
Need your advice sir, does strep b resistant to doxy?
I had a strep B infection in my left testicle.
First I had a vasectomy which went wrong, Two days later I was in emergency to have hematoma removed.
A small hole in the scrotum never closed.
A year later I had a review with a urologist for other problems and showed him the hole in the scrotum. He told me not to worry
Day later did not feel well and had sort of a pain in the left testicle.
A day later my wife took me to the doctor who prescribed Cipro for me. On the way home I had to urinate so my wife pulled the van into a campground. I got out and my wife later told me that hey heard me fall against the van. My two young sons and wife managed to get me into the Van. Next day things got worse so my wife took me back
This time I was admitted and hooked up to several IV. A phonecall to the urologist was made but he was on vaction. After a week in our local hospital my scrotum had turned blue and black and was the size of a very large grapefruit, the left side had split open. I was taken to the city hospital and the urologist filling in for the one that was on vacation got me in the OR at 11:30pm the day before my birthday. When I woke up I was in severe pain.
Doctor and interns came in and explained that the left testicle and tissues and muscles around it had been removed due to the infection. I was in an isolation room. They had left the scrotum open to heal from the inside out.
They were not sure if enough tissue had been removed or if the gangrene had spread. My scrotum was packed with saline soaked gauze and had to be changed every four hours after a sitzbath. As they removed the packing to check, I nearly passed out.
I remained there for the next 8 days before being dischared and supposedly be under care from the local homecare nurse. I told them that there was no home care in our remote area but they insisted that one would be arranged.
Since home care had not been arranged as mentioned, I spent another two nights at our local hospital. After that my wife became my homecare nurse. For the next three months we had the ritual of having a sitzbath shower every four hours and repacking my scrotum. After slightly over three months I was supposed to return to work under light duty. Being a heavy duty mechanica shop foreman light duty did not exist.
One of the drugs that they gave me was Flagyl. Because there were bacteria that could survive without oxygen Flagyl was used to bring the infection under control.
Having a neurological disorder, I later found out that the Flagyl causes damage to my nervous system. I had problems with my hands, fingers arms and feet this became much worse and I had to end my career in 2003.
Strep B is serious a small cut can cause the strep B to enter the body causing infections. It must be controled as soon as possible. Flagyl might be needed to fight the infection. Another side effect of Flagyl is that you will have a horrible metal taste in your mouth. All foods and drinks will taste strange. It still lingers about tow weeks after having finished the prescrition.
Hey man, sad to hear your situation, are you getting well Sir.
Mine is right testicle pain for the past 8 years, i do suspect strep b in the right testicle. i have taken flagyl before, 2 mg single dose supposedly for trichomonasis, didn't know flagyl works against strep b. anyway my doc says 2 weeks augmentin should work, i am starting to doubt him. strep b is a nasty bug and augmentin can't penetrate the prostate well.
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