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Suffered from UTI. Took months to recover. Tests normal. Symptoms persist. Reason?

Hi i am a 24yr old female, 1 year ago i had a bad uti which took 2 months and 6 different antibotics to get rid of. Even know the infection had gone the symtoms still persist... I feel constent buring pain in my urethra but when i drink litres of water the buring goes away.. if i don t drink water the burning pain stay.. i have seen a gyno and had a cystoscopy and a laparoscopy 3 months ago which both came back normal! My doctor can not find out why i am getting this burning pain and the symtoms still persist. I would appreciate any advice. Thank you
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

If the UTI is this persistent, it could either mean you are resistant to most of the antibiotics prescribed, and a high grade antibiotic would be required to treat you of your condition; or it could mean there is a source/underlying condition that could be causing this.

A cystoscopy and laparoscopy should indeed have helped in finding the cause, a normal result and symptoms still persisting is surprising. An ultrasound would help.

Also one of the reasons why burning sensation occurs along with a UTI is because of the loss of electrolytes. Thus requiring correction.

Please consult your doctor on doing a thorough blood work, and check all electrolyte levels (sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, etc.)

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.

Best wishes.
Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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