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uti - drs/walk in centre/ self help

(8 Posts)
salemtheteenagecat Thu 14-Apr-16 17:12:06

Hi there, I am beginning to think I have a nice little uti coming! I really don't want to waste drs appointment or walk in centre incase its not!doing the normal of drinking lots of fluids etc...do you think this is something I can self help and hopefully will go away on its own.

Pinkgeek Thu 14-Apr-16 17:14:07

As you are pregnant I would see a doc or nurse. It's not wasting their time, uti are nasty!

LetThereBeCupcakes Thu 14-Apr-16 17:21:07

At my surgery if you ring and say you suspect a UTI, you can leave a sample at reception, go and have a coffee somewhere then go back an hour later and if you need ABs they'll leave a prescription at reception. Take up a few minutes of their time and saves you waiting around. You do need to be checked though.

salemtheteenagecat Thu 14-Apr-16 17:21:27

Yeah I know I will wait till tomorrow and ring then! I have had a really bad back recently which I posted about but now I feel run down stinging when I go to the toilet so thinking its now all been connected! I wish you could do your own test rather then taking up there time!

salemtheteenagecat Thu 14-Apr-16 17:22:17

O thank you that's useful to know. Will ring up and see if that's something they do

seven201 Thu 14-Apr-16 20:09:48

You can buy the test strips they use. I got some off amazon. They do then usually send it off for proper testing too but I use the strips before I book a gp appointment. I have crap kidneys so it makes sense for me. Too late for you though as if you do have a UTI you should go tomorrow to get tested.

salemtheteenagecat Thu 14-Apr-16 21:06:31

Thanks I popped to drs and dropped in a sample so will find out tomorrow makes loads easier then getting an appointment

Thissameearth Thu 14-Apr-16 21:16:07

Hi, sometimes it's too bad and need anti-b's but sometimes can head it off by taking any own brand cystitis relief sachets mixed with water (it's potassium citrate and neutralises your urine) and by
avoiding alcohol, caffeinated drinks and fruit juice and drinking loooads of bland fluids or water.chocolate

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