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Mu husband had bloods taken last week, which showed he had

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Mu husband had bloods taken last week, which showed he had an infection (204) as he has a supra pubic catheter and is prone to urine infections g.p put him on Pivmacillinam. NHS24 called last night to say urine test results were in ecoli was mentioned. But his blood was down to 100, but l have no idea what that means and nhs 24 are not returning my call, can you explain? (the blood thing) Perthshire Scotland
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

The result coming back with E. coli means that he was infected with the E. coli bacteria.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

This is the most common bug that causes urine infections.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

The test that detects this bug is called as a culture and sensitivity test.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It also tells us which antibiotic would kill the bug or treat the infection.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So if the test result has shown that the current antibiotic is going to treat the infection then he should continue on the antibiotic, otherwise the antibiotic will need to be changed according to the result of the blood test.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you following me?

Customer:

No, I allready know what you have told me. I am asking about the blood results is 100 normal compared to the 204 at the beginning of the week?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You mentioned blood results but you did not mention what the blood test was?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Can you please name what blood test they had that showed this result?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Was it CRP?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

ESR?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

or something else?

Customer:

I assume it was to determine whether there was an infection .

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Usually for an infection or inflammation we do a CRP or ESR test done.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think this is CRP

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If the level of this is reducing this would mean that infection is getting better.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But we would also have to evaluate the symptoms as well.

Customer:

so is 100 normal?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

100, CRP, if that's what the test was, is still high.

Customer:

Thankyouvery much, l will have to wait untill monday when l can get more antibiotics

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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