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I just got this Consultant's letter
"Apologies in delay in getting back to you with the results of your semen culture but I have only just been given these. I think the fungal culture takes some time to do properly.
I am not quite sure why they didn’t contact me sooner because the straightforward bacterial culture is positive showing a heavy growth of enterococcus faecalis sensitive to Amoxycillin. No fungi were isolated. Given this you may well benefit from a course of antibiotics. I enclose a copy of the result so you could get a prescription from your GP although if you would prefer a private prescription I can get this to you if contact my secretaries.
Given the fact this is prostatic infection I would suggest a 6 week course of antibiotic. As this is sensitive to Amoxicillin as long as you are not allergic to Penicillin, Amoxicillin would seem to be the best choice."
From senior urological consultant
Do people reckon I should take this med? Any parallel experiences? Will the med actually penetrate the gland sufficient to kill the infection?
Although the test didn't find evidence of fungal infection, that doesn't mean it isn't there. I am worried about the effect of the antibiotic on good bacteria.
In the past I have reacted very severely to erythromycin and doxycycline - although I know amoxyicillin is not a broad spectrum antibiotic this is a very great concern to me
Are there success stories out there of people taking amoxy for this particular bacterial infection?
Responses much appreciated
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