August 29th, 2015

Cipro for possible UTI

Has anyone ever used cipro for a uti, if so how long did it take to feel relief?

It hasn't been confirmed as a uti uet, but I've been experiencing urges of frequency, a constant burning feeling above my pubic bone, sharp pain/cramping, no real pain when I pee though. It feels like I'm not completely emptying my bladder either.

Anyways the Dr took a sample and is going to culture it and also tested for all stds (even though I'm 99% sure they are coming back negative due to being in a relationship for 2 years)

She put me on cipro 500mg every 12 hours for 7 days. Does anyone have any experience with this? How long does it take so start experiencing relief?

Strange bleeding

Hello everyone,
I was active here for years back when I was in college and was so excited to see that the community is still active! I'm hoping someone might have some info or experience with an issue I'm having. I can't seem to find anything about it anywhere else on the internet.

I am 31 years old, and my husband and I recently started to stop using protection, as we are open to starting a family. We used just condoms and the pull out method for years. The first time we had unprotected sex and he didn't pull out a couple months ago, I noticed a bit of blood the next day on my TP every time I wiped. It lasted a day or two. I just chalked that up to some old blood that maybe got stirred up and didn't think much of it. Now, 2 days ago, on my cycle day 15, we had unprotected sex and didn't pull out and I saw the blood again immediately after, when I went to the bathroom. Two days later, I am still having blood mixed with cm (and probably semen?) every time I wipe. It ranges from red to brown and is definitely not my period. The bleeding definitely seems to be directly related to ejaculating inside me. I should also mention that we had unprotected sex 6 days ago also, on my cycle day 11. And my predicted ovulation day is tomorrow.

Some info about my health/history:
I've never been pregnant. My periods are pretty irregular (ranging from 28-44 days), but average around 31 days. I found out I have some ovarian cysts last year, but my OB wasn't very concerned after a couple transvaginal ultrasounds. I have suspicions that I could have mild endometriosis because of the irregular but painful periods and strange pains at other times in my cycle, but since you can't really be formally diagnosed without being cut open, I don't know for sure. And for the past 8ish years, I skip a period once a year, but never at the same time of year. I do want to have children.

Has anyone else experienced or know anything about this 'postcloital bleeding' that is directly related to the ejaculation? Does it seems like something I should be concerned enough about go to my OB? I've already had my annual visit and insurance doesn't cover more, but obviously will go if it seems like a big enough problem.

Any and all related feedback is welcome! Thank you!!