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Hi, My wife has been suffering from recurrent UTI problem

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Posted on Fri, 21 Dec 2018 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: Hi, My wife has been suffering from recurrent UTI problem since past 5 years. It has become more prominent in past 1 year, now its almost every 2 weeks. She gets burning sensation while urinating . We have done so many ultrasounds and urine culture tests. sometimes e coli comes in the culture report but there is nothing on most of the occassions. She has taken several UTI medications and antiboitics but the problem keeps re surfacing. She has u ndergone 2 surgeries in the past - 1 laproscopic fibroid removal surgery 4 years back and 1 open surgery for intestinal obstruction 3 years back. we are clueless now on what to do next? pl advice
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please provide few more details

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

Based on the facts that you have posted your wife seems to have Chronic UTI .

I shall be happy if you can post me more details to help me in making precise comments
1) Does she have Frequency for urination ?
2) Does she have urgency for urination ?
3)Does she have any vaginal discharge ?
4) Is she a working woman and using common toilets ?

In females recurrent UTI is very common compared to male due to following factors
1)Close proximity of urethral opening to anal opening which is habitat for many species of bacteria which can migrate to urethra very easily and set up a infection (UTI)
2) Vaginal infection is also one of the predisposing factors to cause UTI .
3) Urethral passage is short and straight leading to get infection

Truly speaking in females it is very difficult to get Chronic UTI to be eradicated completely.

Following general measures do help to prevent getting UTI
1) Maintaining Proper personal perineal hygiene by using anti microbial solutions like Lactacyd Perineal solution twice daily which is freely available in market .
2) Avoid using common toilets or flush out the toilet with ample water before using
3)Take appropriate antibiotics as per culture report
4) Ensure to drink more water to keep urine dilute .
5) Avoid sexual intercourse during episode of UTI .

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.





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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil 2 days later
answers to your queries 1. frequency 8 to 10 times in day 2. urgency - .20 mins post drinking 2 glass of water 3. no discharge..but vaginal infection also occurs post every UTI episode 4. rarely use common tiolets..not working since past 5 years vaginal burning also happens after 2 /3 days. how to completely get rid of this and whether there is any way i cam be completely sure that there is nothing serious.
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 56 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Consult qualified Urologist

Detailed Answer:
hello
Thanks for follow up and updates.

As explained earlier It is very difficult to eradicate UTI in females competely due to factors which I have mentioned in initial response to your query earlier .

Though it is not a serious issue it is very cumbersome for the woman who suffers .

I would suggest to consult qualified Urologist for endoscopic examination of bladder ( Cystoscopy) done to rule out any bladder pathology .

Thanks and Regards.
Dr Patil.
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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil 21 minutes later
is there any side effects of Cystoscopy?
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
No ,There is no side effect of Cystoscopy .

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for follow up .
Cystoscopy is a routine endoscopic Urological procedure and helps to diagnose the cause of urological symptoms .
Thanks and Regards.
Dr Patil.
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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil 1 hour later
thanks..attaching the resuts of urine culture report. cam u prescribe the medication as we are travelling and unsble to contact our family doctor..we are in XXXXXXX right now.
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No urine culture report attached to your follow up query

Detailed Answer:
Hllo
Thanks for writing again .

I am unable to suggest any medication as there is no culture report attached to your query .
Thanks and Regards,
Dr Patil
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