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Old 06-13-2009, 03:07 PM   #1
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Angry On macrobid for a UTI not working

hey all.. i keep getting recurring UTI's always after sex.. Every month i have to take antibiotics.. I shower after sex and pee too.. i drink cranberry juice too and eat yougart.. I dont know whats going on.. Is this cystitis i have? Macrobid never works for me.. I pee every hour and i even smell like pee.. Someone please help me??

 
Old 06-13-2009, 05:25 PM   #2
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Re: On macrobid for a UTI not working

Have you called your Dr. to tell him/or her that the Macrobid isn't working? Are you seeing a Urologist? You might need a different antibiotic. You shouldn't have to suffer like that. Find a new Dr. if your current one isn't helping. Best of luck.

 
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Re: On macrobid for a UTI not working

It's not uncommon for women to have a UTI related to sex, some are more prone to it than others.

If you can definitely relate the UTIs to sex then let your doctor know. Many times a doctor will prescribe an antibiotic that you would take one pill after having sex.
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Re: On macrobid for a UTI not working

I left a voicemail for my doctor yesterday. I have seen a urologist in the past but all he ever did was take an ultrasound of my bladder. That always came back normal so dr sent me on my merry way. I am 9months pregnant too but these UTI's started 4years ago. I have been with my husband for 7 years now. My urologist use to give me macrobid to take after sex. Macrobid does not work for me. I still pee every hour on it and even my under wears smell like ****. I can't suffer like this every month anymore. Just last month I was taking ceftin for a UTI. Now I had sex again and developed another UTI. Now I'm on macrobid. All my pap smears have came back negative. Took some std tests like aids and calmydia and gonahrea and hepatitis. All negative. I'm a little lost of what these recurring UTI's

 
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Re: On macrobid for a UTI not working

I'm wondering what these UTI's are caused from. They happen for me right after sex. Like a day or two later I start getting the massive urges to pee every hour. I am wondering if something else is wrong then just recurring UTI'S after sex. Wouldn't blood tests or papsmears pick something up. All my tests have been good so far. I am so lost.

 
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Re: On macrobid for a UTI not working

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I'm wondering what these UTI's are caused from. They happen for me right after sex. Like a day or two later I start getting the massive urges to pee every hour. I am wondering if something else is wrong then just recurring UTI'S after sex. Wouldn't blood tests or papsmears pick something up. All my tests have been good so far. I am so lost.
Because our internal plumbing is so close it's just common for some women to get UTIs after sex...it's really not uncommon.

Be sure your husband washes his hands before and make sure you urinate after.

Since your testing has been fine I would work with your doctor to find an antibiotic you can take after sex that actually does help you.

Also make sure your doctor is doing a culture of the urine to make sure the correct medication is being used.

If you are treated for a UTI it's also important to have the urine rechecked a couple of days after you have finished the medication to make sure the UTI is gone.
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Re: On macrobid for a UTI not working

I was thinking that a Urogynecologist might know what's causing your symptoms. Do you have pain during sex? I don't know what else to suggest other than finding a better Dr. who will get to the bottom of this.

 
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Re: On macrobid for a UTI not working

Italia,

This URL will validate what I have been trying to explain and might help you understand:

http://www.*****.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-urinary-tract-infections-prevention
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