Hi all. I have been having issues lately so I thought I would ask the experts.... you. Since October I have had spells when I generally feel unwell. I feel weak, achy and drained. I felt some back pain so each time I took a AZO test. Each time the test turned purple which means the evidence of leukocytes. I went to my GP the first time because I was going out of town the same day and she put me on an antibiotic without testing my urine. It happened two months later so I contacted my nephrologist and he sent me for a urinalysis and it showed mixed flora and he too put me on an antibiotic. Now here I am again in the same situation so I went in for meds. The nurses practioner said that she saw only a small level of WBC in my urine but gave me Levaquin which I hate. She called me back two days later and said it was only mixed flora which is no big deal and normal. So my question is..... what is mixed flora? If it is "normal" why do they put me on antibiotics? Should I ignore AZO tests and wait until I have a fever or am in extreme pain? It's not like I enjoy going to the doctor and being on meds. I just want to feel better. Thanks for your help!!
Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Endocort, Prednisone, Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.