Having recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), this has been going on for the last 3 years?
29 year old female. Having recurrent UTI’s, I don’t have diabetes, I’ve seen primary dr. , urologist and gynecologist. They’ve done cystoscopies and bladder is normal, lab work is normal, no STDs. Some times urine culture does not show infection, but I still have pain while passing urine, pressure and burning. Right now I’m taking a second round of antibiotics in less than 2 week because the first didn’t work. Taking CIPRAN 500mg 1 every 12hrs for 5 days.
Please help this is getting frustrating, this has been going on for the last 3 years, I usually get them every 2-3 months and I takes about 3 rounds of antibiotics to go away. Some times I take AZO to help relieve the symptoms but this time is not working. It’s hard to live a normal life and marital life when I’m constantly in pain.
First do not take muscle relaxants as they have drug interaction with cifran
Second you need to preform bacterial culture to decide which antibiotic is best
It is not ideal to get a lot of antibiotics 4 year infection every time because this is going to make bacteria resistant to all types of antibiotics so they’re going to be stronger than the last time what you should do is urine culture and take an antibiotic that is not resistance by this type of bacteria get a lot of probiotics and you. drink plenty of water all the time cranberry juice is helpful and make sure that your sex partner is maintaining healthy lifestyle in terms of cleanliness probiotics intake
taking more antibiotics will make you more sensitive and weak.
more variety of organism are likely to invade.
maintain hydration,drink plenty of fruit juices especially rich in vitamin C
GET URINE TESTED FOR CULTURE AND SENSITIVITY. A RETROGRADE CYSTOSCOPY WILL HELP RULE OUT OTHER MUCOSAL LESIONS.
DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS.
low immunity,improper hygiene of you partner and less fluid intake are the possible reasons. you need to tackle these issues separately and effectively