Urine infection

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Rockyman
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   Posted 9/10/2017 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi
Been a regular for the last few years with a Fistula in ano but got over that and thought I was moving on.
Recently I have had what my doctor described as a simple case of thrush bought on by having so many anti biotics while being treated for the Fistula.
The problem is getting worse, I have been told I have a UTI this is after three months of various anti fungal creams. Now I am back on amoxicillin with no improvement and my penis head is very red and looks ulcerated, there is a stinging effect after I have a pee which goes off after a time.
I have no discharge or smell throughout any of this, has anyone any ideas on what I may be suffering with.
I am getting very depressed due to this, I was just getting back to work and rebuilding my life.
I know that it's not an STI because I have not been intimate with anyone for nearly three years due to my Fistula, although I wonder if you can get one from a dirty public toilet.

Lanie G
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   Posted 9/10/2017 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rockyman and welcome. If you have diabetes, sometimes it's common to have UTIs and when treated with antibiotics, sometimes other infections start because of the the system's good bacteria are wiped out. This is why doctors should tell their patients to start eating some yogurt or drinking kefir when they're on antibiotics. It's probably a very good idea to keep on eating yogurt (or drinking kefir) regularly so you can protect these good bacteria in any case.

I don't think whatever you have is caused from a dirty public toilet but I would suggest going to a urologist to have this taken care of!

I wish I could help more.
Lanie

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Rockyman
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   Posted 9/11/2017 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the information, I am having natural yogurt every day also got an appointment at the hospital for this Thursday so may get some answers.
I expect they will test me for diabetes and a few other possibilities.
Will keep you posted.

Lanie G
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   Posted 9/11/2017 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello again. Absolutely, yes, you need to go back and be evaluated for this infection. As far as I know, for common UTIs, an antibiotic like amoxicillin is fine but if it's thrush or other fungal infection, you should be given anti-fungal medication.

I hope you can get this resolved. Sorry I can't can't help more.
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

Rockyman
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   Posted 9/21/2017 4:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi
Been to hospital for tests and all tests came back clear, Doctor said definitely not thrush and test said no yeast infection.
Still got the symptoms of red patch on penis plus slight burning on having a pee.
The thinking is now that it could be a skin condition and I am being referred to a dermatologist at the skin clinic.
The only meds I take now is lactulose and paracetamol, wondering if that may be the issue, if anyone on lactulose has these issues I would be interested to know.
Will update when I have seen the skin specialist.

Lanie G
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   Posted 9/21/2017 6:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, well, I'm glad they are able to rule some conditions out. Good luck with the dermatologist. Have you ever been tested for allergies?
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

Rockyman
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   Posted 9/21/2017 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
No not yet, one thing I need to ask is what is the best or standard test for diabetes.
I have had the fasting glucose test plus another non fasting blood test both came back ok it that was back in May this year.
Is there a way I can work it out myself.

Lanie G
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   Posted 9/21/2017 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello again. A fasting morning blood test for blood sugar is standard. There is another blood test, non-fasting, which can be taken at any time of the day called the HbA1c or A1c for short. This measures the average of your blood sugar over the prior three months. Keep in mind that the acceptable results for these tests are dictated here in the US by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and if you're elsewhere the national institute of health in your country also sets that standard. Please click on the link in my signature which goes to a website that discusses everything about blood sugar including information from studies that our ADA guidelines are actually too high to avoid diabetes complications over time.

The only blood test that can definitively say if a person is diabetic (or at the very least that he or she does not metabolize carbs normally) is the GTT, the Glucose Tolerance Test in which you drink a very highly sugary liquid on an empty stomach and your blood is tested at one hour and two hours.

Is there a reason you suspect you might have diabetes?
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

Rockyman
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   Posted Yesterday 2:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi
Just grabbing at straws I guess, there has to be an answer to what is causing the irritation and sore patch but can't seem to be getting anywhere.
Cut out lactulose now but early days so will have to see what happens if and when the skin clinic appointment appears.

Lanie G
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   Posted Yesterday 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope they can figure it out! Keep us updated! And good luck.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
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