Hello and welcome to HCM.
Thank you for your query.
I can understand your frustration, and also because different laboratories tend to report differently. It sometimes depends on the laboratory technician who conducts the investigation on the given sample.
The first and most important point in your query is the fact that you have been suffering from chronic recurrent or persistent urinary tract
In almost all cases of recurrent or persistent UTIs there exists an underlying cause. In my opinion, there is no point in treating the infection over and over again if there is indeed an underlying cause. Treating the cause itself will ensure the complete elimination of the root cause for the UTIs and thus maintain a UTI-free status.
The possible causes for recurrent or persistent UTIs are:
-Stones in the kidneys or urinary tract infections
-Sexually transmitted infections
-Acidic urine due to diet
of being seated
-Previously unresolved or inadequately treated infections
-Inability to empty the bladder completely (eg. prostate
enlargement in men)
-Long history of UTI (since childhood)
There are a few more less common ones, but my point is that you will have to get thoroughly investigated to find the cause, and treat it instead of concentrating entirely on the UTI here, as it seems to only be a symptom and not the main problem in your case.
In the meantime, make it a habit to consume plenty of water, carry a urine alkalizer with you at all times, and drink 2 teaspoons of it on a daily basis; you could also include cranberry juice as part of your daily diet (as this also carries added benefits).
I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications. I would gladly help you.