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Old 10-14-2010, 09:26 AM   #1
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Angry Frequent UTI but no answer from my GP

Since last October, so a year now, I have been having problems with what seems to be Urinary tract infections.

The symptoms I get are: Cloudy urine
Blood in the urine
Pain in my back
abdominal pain
urgency
urgency when there is no urine to pass
Burning / discomfort to pass urine
general discomfort

I do not get these symptoms everyday or necessarily all at the same time but very frequently non the less. This has become a real problem in my day to day life. I am only 20, yet have to plan around the fact that I need a toilet nearby at all times, and to make myself comfortable I have to drink excessive amounts of water.
I have been to and from the doctors frequently, yet every time she says the same thing "UTI". I have had an ultrasound to check for kidney stones and bloody tests to check kidney function and nothing has come back with any answers. It cannot be normal to have UTI's this frequently, (two to three times a month).
I have tried to work out if there are any factors which are contributing to this, but nothing seems to have a direct effect, it doesn't seem to link to sex, alcohol, caffeine which I have read can affect this.
I am really concerned, it can't be ok to be in pain and uncomfortable so often.

 
Old 10-14-2010, 02:41 PM   #2
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Re: Frequent UTI but no answer from my GP

AggieSnakes: Try increasing your consumption of cranberry juice. Do you wear tight pants? That could cause problems if you do. Do you tend to hold your urine in alot? If you do, that's not good. That'll cause the blood in the urine.

 
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:57 PM   #3
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Re: Frequent UTI but no answer from my GP

hi
I just came across your post when trying to find some answers to my symptoms,which all seem to be the same. I have been on antibiotics for my UTI for a long time now but nothing seems to be working. Yesterday I did the urine test again and as usual leukocytes and even protein were found, which is not normal. Seems like they can't help me, and it's interfering with my everyday life.
That's why I found your post so close in terms of what you're experiencing. I am 22. Also too young for these kinds of problems.
Anyway, if any changes or improvements, I would be happy to hear from you. Not sure as to what your doctor told you about the results of your tests and what medication have you been on.

 
Old 10-30-2010, 05:58 AM   #4
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Re: Frequent UTI but no answer from my GP

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Originally Posted by AggieSnakes View Post
Since last October, so a year now, I have been having problems with what seems to be Urinary tract infections.

The symptoms I get are: Cloudy urine
Blood in the urine
Pain in my back
abdominal pain
urgency
urgency when there is no urine to pass
Burning / discomfort to pass urine
general discomfort

I do not get these symptoms everyday or necessarily all at the same time but very frequently non the less. This has become a real problem in my day to day life. I am only 20, yet have to plan around the fact that I need a toilet nearby at all times, and to make myself comfortable I have to drink excessive amounts of water.
I have been to and from the doctors frequently, yet every time she says the same thing "UTI". I have had an ultrasound to check for kidney stones and bloody tests to check kidney function and nothing has come back with any answers. It cannot be normal to have UTI's this frequently, (two to three times a month).
I have tried to work out if there are any factors which are contributing to this, but nothing seems to have a direct effect, it doesn't seem to link to sex, alcohol, caffeine which I have read can affect this.
I am really concerned, it can't be ok to be in pain and uncomfortable so often.

 
Old 10-30-2010, 06:17 AM   #5
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Re: Frequent UTI but no answer from my GP

Hi:

Your symptoms seem really dire and recurrent. It also seems like your G.P. is a part of the problem rather than looking for a solution to your situation-she is echoing the refrain of UTI (again). Your doctor's approach is descriptive rather than perscriptive. I had a urinary track infection last lasted seven months stemming from an earlier surgical procedure. I went to numerous G.P.'s throughout this period and was perscribed numerous strong antibiotics-that had no effect on the situation. Eventually I requested that my G.P. refer me to an infectious disease specialist. When I met this physician his first observation was that the earlier treatment provided by the various G.P.'s was totally wrong and therefore ineffective. The specialist put me on a medication used in T.B. patients (to open up the cells) plus a strong antibiotic. Problem quickly solved after enduring seven months of futility. Demand that your doctor refer you to an infectious disease specialist. Also you might wish to go onto the internet in order to do some primary research in terms of how other patient's felt about the specialist skills, bed side manner etc. Good luck!

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Old 11-28-2010, 07:02 AM   #6
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Re: Frequent UTI but no answer from my GP

I truly understand all that your goin thru. I have been dealing with this now for 10 yrs. My doc says that Im non symptomatic because I dont run fevers with these infections.
I constantly keep infections and have antibiotics everyday since last nov which is not a yr.
I also have a kidney issue that is a result of all these infections.
Have them send your urine off for a Culture & Sensitivity. They will grow it for several days to actually identify the bacteria if you have one. They will get a list from the lab telling them which meds will kill it out.
I hope that if they havent done this already, and you request it done that it helps you.
I have this done, but my body has become resistant to the antibiotics so they dont help me.
If this doc dont help you soon...find another one

 
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