+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    408
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked
    11
    Reviews
    0

    Default anyone experience Chronic / recurrent UTIs?

    So quick baxk story:
    I have had 2 kidney infection an I have lost count of the amount on UTIs I have had (dozens) in the past year and a half I was on a low dose antibiotics for 4 months it just keeps coming back.I do EVERYTHING I have been told to do eg wipe font to back, wee after sex,cranberry juice . . . I just finished 10days of antibiotics 2 days off and symptoms are back.
    I dont get the burning or stinging at all my only main symptom is the urge to wee even if I have just gone and the frequency of weeing.
    I am after advice of what to do.
    If anyone has been down this path what tests/results have you had.
    it is really getting me scared

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    276
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked
    49
    Reviews
    0
    Hi there! I'm so sorry I don't have any advise but have a kidney infection myself atm and just wanted to send you well wishes. They are so extremely painful

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    11,508
    Thanks
    7,461
    Thanked
    6,219
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 29/5/15Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week100 Posts in a week
    We are currently getting testing done for my baby for this. She's getting a dye kidney scan next week.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    588
    Thanks
    58
    Thanked
    349
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Yes I have been through this too. 2 x kidney infections resulting in hospital stays and too many UTIs to count. I had ultrasounds of my kidneys and urethra, MRI scan and a test where I drank a lot of water then peed so they could check my bladder was emptying properly. In the end nothing came up as abnormal.
    I did finally get rid of it all with low dose antibiotics for an extended time then Hiprex tablets daily for probably 6 months to a year.
    This was a few years ago and I've only had a few since which have been treated with normal antibiotics, gone away and stayed away!
    I re commend you do ask your doctor for a specialist referral to help you manage it as it is a really big problem and makes you so ill.
    Good luck, hope you find something that works for you soon.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    3,814
    Thanks
    1,507
    Thanked
    1,213
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    As other PP suggested, I would get a referral to see a specialist and also ask for a scan to check on your kidney's/bladder. When I was in my early teens I couldn't clear UTI's, ended up spending 5 days in hospital on a antibiotic drip, infection didn't come back after that. My mum was similar but had to be on a stronger Gov approved antibiotic.
    Also I was always told never to wash your genital area with soap. Haven't since my hospital stay which may have also helped.


 

Similar Threads

  1. anyone know about testing for UTIs/nitrates in urine??
    By 2ndtimemumma in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-01-2015, 06:46
  2. onging UTIs feeling hopeless
    By 2ndtimemumma in forum General Health
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 14-12-2014, 06:09
  3. 6yo DD with recurrent UTI and incontinence
    By bada in forum General Child Health Issues
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 28-06-2014, 07:41

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Be In BlossomWe offer physiotherapy run pregnancy Pilates, pregnancy Aerobics, and Mummy Pilates & Baby Massage classes with a ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›