What causes frequent UTI? - Online Doctor Chats
Frequent "UTI" - but my urine strip test came back clean today (home test), and my bladder gets irritated by stomach aches.
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Hello Ms. XXXXXXX
can you tell me the symptoms you are having right now?
and how often do you get these UTIs?
I was told I have a recurrent UTI. However, I did a home test today - urine test - and there is no infection to be seen. My symptoms came on from a stomach ache. And the last few times I have had irritation in my bladder is from a stomach ache - which is so strange. So I have urge to urinate and my bladder is mildly irritated, some pressure. But no sign of infection right now. I just got off my antibiotic about 3 or 4 days ago.
I was wondering if it is a UTI - or something else
He said that should be causing the issues
I did have a little bit trace of blood in my urine from my last test 2 weeks ago
I agree with your urologist
A kidney stone can cause such symptoms
He said a kidney stone in my kidney would not
I asked him
When I am on the antibiotic, I don't have issues. But I'm afraid to be on an antibiotic so much because I get frequent yeast infections
because I get yeast infections from it
I wondered if I have interstitial cystisis
He said, I don't... but, he never cultured the urine
There are possibilities
just did a ct-scan
but the issue with kidney stones is that, if your CT shows a stone in the kidney
the smaller ones can pass down
ans cause irritation
Yes. This has been going on and off for months.
Would it mimic a UTI?
it would mimic an UTI
But when I'm on the antibiotic it doesn't bother me
so what does that mean?
It's so confusing. haha
or just an over active bladder
But it is so mild. I read horror stories about IC, and I don't feel I have it so bad. And I don't know if antibiotics help people with IC. When I'm on the antibiotic, the symptoms stop.
Yes, it is confusing
Do you agree I should be on an antibiotic for the long term like he said?
That is an option
if the problem is a low grade repeated infection
I started a home remedy of Cystex Plus, and nano e drops today. So I figured I'd see if I can see if I can clear it up. Yes, it has always been pretty low grade
in that case a long term antibiotic will help cure you of it
Okay. What do you recommend in time ? I heard that UTI's come back stronger
because they become immune to the antibiotic
that is one of the biggest problems with antibiotics
taking antibiotics makes the bacteria resistant to them
So should I try to clear it up on my own? Cranberry juice, Cystex, e drops nano and see what that does?
you can try that
You can see how it goes
have you heard of the e drops nano I speak of?
if it gets any worse, you should get a urine culture and sensitivity
The problem is, I was put on cipro for a week, then macro bid for 15 days, and now he said 1,2 or 3 months of this
E-nano drops are a type of home remedy
So, I'm afraid that it will just come back after all that
yes they are
Not sure if you have heard any success with e-nano drops
I don't have any experience with it
Well I guess that's it then
Yes for now
Wait and watch
continue with your home remedies
ok, I figured a good week and see what happens
get a urine culture to find out if you really have an uti
one week should be adequate enough
do you have experience in treating patients with UTI? And if so, what successes did you see in types of treatment?
Yes, I have experience in treating UTIs
and what did you see that worked in recurrent ones?
I have worked in Urology for quite some time
Oh, good, I didn't know I was speaking with someone in urology.
In all cases of UTI, we make the diagnosis based on culture reports
Yes, I don't know why my urologist didn't culture it. He had me do a urine test and look under a microscope. I guess would that be culturing it? He did that same day
if the culture reports or the urine routine examination reports come back normal we look for other reasons for the symptoms
a culture would take 2 to 5 days
okay, I don't think he did culture it. Okay, that's what I thought. And I was pretty unhappy about that.
Okay, well thank you. I'm not sure if I have any more questions at this time. I'm kind of lost but I guess it will get figured out
You should go for a culture and sensitivity before you start any antibiotics
Okay, I will probably switch doctors then
Culture and sensitivity will guide us in picking the right medicine
that makes a lot of difference in how effective the treatment is
That's what I thought, but apparently, he didn't want to take that route
ok thank you. Have a good day.
Then I would say, you are justified in switching doctors
You are most welcome
I hope this was of hep to you
Thank you for consulting me
Have a good day ahead
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