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Frequently getting UTI from past 5 months - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Urinary and Bladder Problems
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User :   Hello Doctor,
I have been married for 5yrs and have been trying to concieve from almost 2yrs now. I am not able to concieve even after trying IUI 3 times. All the tests are normal. I am on Metaformin and Folic acid from last 5 months. My husband is diabetic but his sperm quality is fine.
From last 5 months i am getting UTI frequently and also experience pain lower abdomen.
Please help.
Age:31 yrs
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   what do the gynecologist say about the cause for not able to conceive ?
User :   I am overweight ...
User :   but other than that they dont find any problem
Doctor :   just over weight cannot be the cause
Doctor :   why have you been put on metformin ?
User :   My Insulin serum level was high
User :   and they say it will help in weight reduction, though its not helping me
Doctor :   may i know your height and weight ?
User :   I m more worried about the infection which im getting frequently...have repeated antibiotics course
User :   my height is 5ft 1inch weight is 74kgs
Doctor :   chronic UTI ? was any cause was evaluated ?
User :   no.. first there was a cervical erosion ...
Doctor :   ok
User :   after tht the doctor said it may be due to less water intake
User :   but i dont think im taking less water..
User :   i got the urine culture done .. the count was very high .. after antibiotics it became normal..
Doctor :   what was the organism grown inurine culture ?
User :   10 to the pwer 5
Doctor :   it is not urine culture it is the urine routine examination and the pus cell count
User :   the report says specimen: urine culture !
Doctor :   in urine culture the organism name will be written and the sensitivity to the antibiotic will be mentioned
User :   yes tht is mentioned..
User :   E.Coli 10 5 cfu/ml
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the cause for the repeated UTI in you is fecal contamination
User :   and can be the cause of me not able to concieve?
Doctor :   meaning the abulive water after the act of defecation is touching the vagina.
User :   i was give a solution to wash vagina..
Doctor :   you have erosive cervicites that also can be the cause
User :   what would you advice?
Doctor :   first and foremost to have control on the repeated UTI
Doctor :   you need to learn the technique of anal wash after defecation in which the contaminated water does not come in contact with the vagina
User :   can u pls help me with that. i was told to wash in downward motion
Doctor :   yes that is it and you can also use vinegar douches to wash the vagina .
User :   wht is vinegar douches?
Doctor :   VINEGAR which is used in the food preparation
Doctor :   that vinegar can be mixed in the water and can be used to wash the vagina
User :   doctor should i ask my doctor to examine me if in case i still have cervical erosion ..
User :   or any other precuation you would suggest.. ?
Doctor :   for that you need to get a pap smear examination done
Doctor :   there is no new preventive method apart from the above mentioned. fact is it should be followed strictly
User :   can you refer some doctor to me im based out of noida
Doctor :   once you are free of UTI for the six continuous months. you can get the cervical examination done
Doctor :   the doctor and the hospital will be mailed to your E mail address.
User :   thank you so much doctor..
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
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