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This infection was tested by the Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China. The infection was found in my vagina. I didn't check the bladder. I did the urine culture for once, and didn't find enterococcus faecalis, shall I do another one?
Is the enterococcus faecalis infectious to others, such as my family. Thanks.
Dear Dr. Y.,
Thanks for your reply.
I began to have the pain feelings with my vagina and urethra before I taking the operation, so I think even the pH level is balanced, I still feel poorly. My concern is that the enterococcus faecalis is the main reason of my problem, and as you suggested, I used the topical vaginal estrogen cream and metronidazole, but it seems that they are ineffective either. I did a little research on the internet, it says the enterococcus faecalis is difficult to be treated, do you have any suggestions of treating it? Are there any other tests that I should take?
Are there any medicines that I can apply to my vagina to kill the enterococcus faecalis? As you mentioned pH level, there is a medicine produced by a German company named Eubiolac Verla - a lactobacillus tablet used within the vagina, would you consider using this kind of medicines for my problem? Do I need to take anoth urine culture?
Many thanks for your help!
Dear Dr Y,
I understand that the enterococcus faecalis is hard to be 100% treated, and have you treated any other patients that have similar problem and be well treated. As you mentioned nitrofurantoin, and I was suggested to use Ampicillin as well, but for medicines like these, I am really worried about
drug-resistance, if this happened, it seems that my problem will never be treated.
I'm still a little worried about the antibiotic resistance, I mean what shall I do if I took the medicines, and before the enterococcus faecalis is 100% cleared, the medicines (such as Ampicillin) become ineffective? Because I heard that some patients got this kind of problem.