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Severe bladder pain. Labs showed ureaplasma, tried home remedies. Comments on current antibiotic culture?

I had severe bladder pain with no positive cultures for 2 years. Then I got a first morning urine and took it to the lab right away and asked for a more comprehensive culture- with 7 day broth cultures. They found ureaplasma- a tiny microbe smaller than bacteria and similar to mycoplasma. The infection control Docs in town were too busy to review the case for a bladder infection. Anyway, as a pharmacist I had been through most of the antibiotics and decided to heal myself with probiotics, fermented foods (homemade saurkraut- loaded with free probiotics, homemade yogert (pasturized yogert heat kills the good bacteria and enzymes), and eating whole non processed foods- antiinflamatory diet to build the immune system. Bacteria can mutate every 15 min and there are thousands of strains of E coli alone. I think our cuture methods and knowledge of bacteria is in its infancy and needs tons of research. How do you feel about this and our current antibiotic culture?
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

I agree with your approach, but you need to understand that the infection is effectively and rapidly treated and dealt with, with antibiotic coverage.

Yes, our knowledge is still in the developmental stages, but we have successfully reached a stage wherein we can effectively treat these infections with the information provided to us with a culture examination. In fact, I rely heavily on my culture reports to guide me through treatment.

I do agree that this area can do with a lot more development and updates, but the stage it is at, has helped made our lives as medical professionals much simpler.

I would advise you to try your best to find a doctor, who would interpret the culture report and treat you more effectively with the antibiotic most suitable (as reported by the culture investigation).

I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications at: . I would gladly help you.

Best wishes.
Answered: Mon, 1 Jul 2013
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