Sperm Microbiology - 2 Completely Different Results - 1 Month Apart

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I have been affected with prostatitis for almost 3 months now.

I have first performed a microbiology test on a sperm sample that gave as results:

  • Streptococcus Sanguinins (10 to the 6th power UFC/ml)
  • Streptococcus spp.
  • Enterobacterie spp.

Following a 10 day treatment with Augmentin (2 x day; 625 mg), the symptoms have reappeared and I have performed another microbiology test on a sperm sample, one month after. This gave completely different results in terms of bacteria:

  • Esc. Coli
  • Enetrococcus Raffinosus
  • Staphylococcus coagulase negative

Any idea about what this difference in bacteria population might mean?

Is it a good sign that the streptococci have been removed?

Would another course of Augmentin get rid of the remaining bacteria?

Thanks.

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  • Posted

    I don't have an answer for but I have a question. Have you ever had unprotected anal sex . Not on the receiving end. I just curious how you were infected with this bacteria

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    Taking more antibiotics might make it worse - E Coli can apparently be treated with D Mannose - why not try that and see how it goes/

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    what abx are rhe bacteria susceptible to?

    10 days on abx is Typically not long enough 4-6 weeks is minimum abx treatment duration

    demand longer course of abx!

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    I did the test but because my UK GP declined to sign the form the result didn't come with any antimicrobial recommendations

    It did say the bacterial load was low ie under 10 to the power 5 DNL copies per mL and that they'd found Strep Mitis NGS % 38 Gram stain +ve and Respiration F An

    God knows what this means - I was sort of taking it that because I'd got low bacterial load there isn't an infection as such there

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    I did the test but because my UK GP declined to sign the form the result didn't come with any antimicrobial recommendations

    It did say the bacterial load was low ie under 10 to the power 5 DNL copies per mL and that they'd found Strep Mitis NGS % 38 Gram stain +ve and Respiration F An

    God knows what this means - I was sort of taking it that because I'd got low bacterial load there isn't an infection as such there

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    you need get another semen culture or eps culture and ensure bacteria is teated for abx suceptability

    thats the only way to know which abx will work

    make sure you are off abx for a few weeks before the semen test

    if augmentin worked before, no reason to not try it again but for 6 weeks minimum

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