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How was urethritis confirmed?
I'm Dr Osula by the way
That;s fine, I rather message than call, was there an issue?
Ok, just for my understanding, what symptoms did you have exactly? I assume you had a urethral swab test?
Did you have a urethral swab test?
ok, now I have the full picture, its more clearer.
Basically, the doxycline was right choice but in some cases does not eradicate the symptoms completely, So simlar to a urine infection, they woudl do a retest to ensure there is no antibiotic resistance or looking for sensitivity to a particular antibiotic which they can give you.So in this case, its likely you'll need a second course of antibiotic
Your symptoms improved but looks like the pus cells were not completely gone and began to multiply again so the symptoms came back
It would be an unidentified bacteria which is not as important as the ones you've just mentioned.They would either a. given another 7 day course of doxy b. Azithromycin for 1 or 4 days depending on dose
c. Ofloxacin for 7 days
Yes, I was going to mention but not sure if you were already told. You need to avoid sex until your symptoms are completely clear. So after second course of antibiotics, maybe they should retest again.
If the symptoms are not too bothersome, you can wait for few days but if you feel they getting worse, then 2nd round won't do much harm apart from loose stools maybe
Yes, I explained that earlier about the pus cells not completely gone, and it can happen with any type of infection - chest, throat , UTI etc. You only have low pus cells so most likely it would clear up with 2nd lot but it takes 2 weeks after abx to clear up
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