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Having cramps, frequent urination, bloating and started spotting. Any ideas?

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I have been having cramps that do not go away after my period. I had "spotting" a couple of weeks ago that was black. Then again after sex a week or so later that was brown. I also have frequent urination and bloating. I have also had back and hip pain. Any ideas?
Posted Thu, 6 Dec 2012 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
The black and brown spotting that you had after the periods is likely to be due to a left over bleeding from your previous periods. It is not worrisome.
The cramps in the lower abdomen with frequent urination is likely to be due to a urine examination and culture done to find out the cause.
These infections are common in women and are easily treatable. The treatment of this would involve the following:
a. Drink plenty of fluids
b. Cranberry juice has been shown to be useful in fighting this infection.
c. You can take a urine alkalinizing agent like disodium hydrogen citrate
d. You would also need a course of antibiotics like ciprofloxacin. However, it would be best if we get a urine culture and sensitivity done in order to identify the bacterium and know which antibiotic it is susceptible to.
Since these are prescription drugs, I would suggest you see your physician for the same. With this treatment, I think you should be good in about 1 week.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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