Gram Positive bacteria

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Hi all,

it has been a while since I last posted on here as been really busy trying to deal with my symptoms and hospital appointments.

My history and problems have been going on a while now and will be too long for me go into (I have made numerous posts on here about my history at length). But symptoms are weak urine flow, discomfort after sex, testicular pain, leaking a clear gel like liquid after sex and painful tip of penis. I have had many many tests and antibiotic courses that haven't worked. My recent semen culture test came back positive for gram positive bacteria. Does anyone have any knowledge into what this is?

I have now been told to re-do the semen sample as to pinpoint what the bacteria is. In the meantime I have been prescribed another month supply of doxycycline (I have had 6 courses of this is last 3 years and problem still persists). I have also been asked to complete a urine test for chlamydia but again I have had at least a dozen of these tests which have always been clear. I am confused as to what gram positive bacteria is or means?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Danny

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    You have not mentioned if you had any radiology scans.

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      Hi Lester,

      Yes I have had 2 CT Scans and 1 MRI. They were clear. The funny thing is my last semen test back in March 2018 came back clear. Nothing has changed in last year (my same long term partner) but this semen test has come back gram positive.

      Cheers

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    At their cellular level, all bacteria can be classified as either Gram positive or negative. In general, negative bacteria are more drug resistant so are considered more dangerous.

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    Daniel,

    Gram positive are a subset of all bacteria.

    Gram-positive bacteria are bacteria that give a positive result in the Gram stain test, which is traditionally used to quickly classify bacteria into two broad categories according to their cell wall.

    You may want to search for [gram-positive bacteria] in Wikipedia for more detained information.

    In testing, a purple stain is used in a Gram test. Gram positive bacteria absorb the stain and show up as purple under a microscope while gram negative bacteria do not.

    Examples of gram-positive cells include:

    Staphylococcus aureus: a bacterium known for MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

    Streptococcus pneumoniae: responsible for pneumonia.

    Clostridium perfringens: which is a source of may food borne illnesses.

    Clostridium difficle: which is in the environment, and can created serious diarrhea problems in the bowel after treatment by antibiotics.

    Glenn

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