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    Brown urine leaking

    I haven't posted in a couple of years (everything was going well down there! until about a month ago. I came down with yet another bladder infection. Urgency, frequent urination, and a bit of blood on toilet tissue after wiping myself. Took cipro for 3 days and everything seemed fine but did notice I had to urinate a lot but all OK.

    About 5 days ago - I noticed a streak or two of blood again on my tissue, lower back pain. Next day I noticed I was leaking a bit of urine (brownish in colour from the urethra). I went to the emergency clinic and they took a urine sample - said I definitely had a bladder infection. but told me to wait for my results from urine culture before taking antibiotics again. I couldn't wait - it felt like the pain was getting worse. I am now taking Cipro XR for 5 days. I'm on day 2 1/2 and I'm still leaking brown urine. What's up with that?! Back pain is gone though.

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    Did they give you the results of the culture yet? Maybe the antibiotic you're taking isn't working on this bacteria. I'd go see the doctor if I were you...

    Hope you feel better soon!
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    The brown in your urine is probably blood. I agree with Kadi --- find out the results of your culture so you're sure you're on the correct antibiotic for the specific organism involved.

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    I will only get the results on Monday from the urine culture..ugh. It's a slow process up here. The Doc had given me the prescription for Cipro in case symptoms got worse. They were - so I decided to go ahed taking them.

    I thought CIPRO pretty much killed all bacteria.

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    Unfortunately, there's many of strains of bacteria that are resistant to many antibiotics. The last two UTI's I had were ecoli based and were resistant to Cipro. Had to take Keflex.
    I agree with Donna, I think the brown urine is somehow blood. Hope you get an answer soon.
    Stephanie

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    Thanks guys! I feel better this morning. I drank the all natural cranberry juice last evening and didn't seem to have to get up a zillion times to pee in the night!

    We'll see what the results say tomorrow. I'm just concerned about the brown urine leaking.

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