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UTI infections, pain, discomfort. Taking cipro, temporary relief. History of extra renal pelvis. Cure?

I have had uti infections for the past 4 months continually, I have had in the past, but continually lately i have been on cipro, it works and then i have it back in just a few days, i had a cat scanlast week, they say all came back ok, i do have mild diverticulitis , and found out i have extra renal pelvis also..I am so frustrated, I cant seem to get better, i do have anothe appt with my urologist next week, dont know if i can stand the pain and uncomfortableness much longer, any suggestions any help...PLEASE...I am going crazy..
Asked On : Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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Welcome to HCM and thanks for your query.
Extrarenal pelvis is just the appearance of the pelvis and it is a radiologic description. It is not a disease and does not cause a problem itself.
Recurrent UTI needs to be evaluated with uroflowmetry, residual urine to look for obstruction.
Low dose antibiotics may be needed for 3 to 6 months in half dose to prevent infection.
1. Empty the bladder at bed time.
2. Urinating before and after sex.
3. Plenty of oral fluids
should help.
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