For the VP Team
I'm living abroad and have been having a lot of UTIs lately. My urologist sent me to a lab to get some tests (I don't know exactly what he tested for but gonorrhea and chlamydia were on the list) and did cystoscopy. He found nothing abnormal during the cystoscopy, but despite the fact that he gave me antibiotics after the procedure, I still had an infection when I finished them. I went back to him and the results of my tests came back, and I had three types of bacteria in my vagina, but unfortunately, his English isn't proficient enough to explain anything to me other than how he's going to treat me - so if I'm using some terms inappropriately here, it's because that's how he explained it. Because of the language barrier, I plan on finding a new urologist, and I'm also having my mom call my gynecologist when I talk to her on Tuesday, but for the meantime, I have a couple of questions that I'm hoping someone can shed some light on. :)
In my cervix: streptococcus type B
in my vagina: "scattered" staphylococcus enterotoxin (epidermis), streptococcus type B, "scattered" escherichia coli
In my urethra: "scattered" staphyloccocus enterotoxin (epidermis), streptococcus type B
I apologize if this is weird, the list in front of me is foreign and I had to translate them to English lol. :(
But anyway, he's got me on a series of medications and I'm feeling a lot better. However, it's also been a while since I've had sex and before I do, I want to know if it's possible that my boyfriend has these bacteria and could give them back to me? Nothing has changed for him, but the first rule of STDs is just because you don't have symptoms doesn't mean you don't have it. My doctor didn't say anything about it being sexually transmitted or having my boyfriend checked, but after the hell I've been through, I'm still worried. My boyfriend's okay with the idea of getting tested, but thinks it's pointless because he hasn't had any problems. Again, refer to STD rule #1. ;)
Does anyone know if these things could be responsible for my recurrent UTIs? Or what could be responsible for the bacteria? The "research" I've done has yielded a lot of information about pregnant women or else led me to other forums, but haven't really answered my questions. The way my urologist was acting was that it was normal, but I don't know if that's because he didn't want me to feel bad, he didn't know how to give me answers, or if they're just not that big of a deal.