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Comment from: Tobi, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 10

I live in an American community which has not been in compliance with state drinking water standards since as far back as on-line records go, 2004. One of the wells was closed when found to be infected with E. coli. The timeline for restoration of drinking water is unknown; the community has just turned in a 2016 report documenting being overdue with compliance. Since last June I've had diarrhea, elevated blood pressure, night sweats and blood in my urine (hematuria). In December, E. coli was found in my urine and I was treated with Macrobid, which cleared up both the excruciating bladder infection and the diarrhea for a few weeks. Last week the diarrhea returned, my urine was tested, still blood in it, still painful, and the doctor (a gynecologist nurse practitioner) said to ignore it (and that the high blood pressure which suddenly appeared over the summer must be due to the pizza I eat a couple times a week, given that I don't use salt as a food additive). The health department in this county was privatized years ago. I'll call them anyway. They should check this whole community for E. coli, instead of letting doctors diagnose gluten allergies and Crohn's and all sorts of other excuses for loose stool.

Comment from: lefty, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 31

I developed a sharp pain in my left side and it radiated down to my pubic area. When I went to washroom I found it difficult/painful to urinate. When I finally did go it was scary for me. The water was a brownish/pinkish color. I went to the emergency room and they did urine sample and blood test, then x-ray. They told me I had kidney stones which had caused the hematuria. I was hooked up to IV overnight and given some pain medications. The pain was so bad I thought I might die, even started to throw up and could not get comfortable in the bed. The next step is ESWL (extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy) and stent put in, hope this works. Fingers crossed.

Comment from: Susan, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 01

In my case of hematuria I was sure that it was an STD, but after my stomach got bloated and swollen, I started to search for other causes. Medical exams confirmed ovarian cancer, but fortunately it was at an early stage and was very easy to get rid of.


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