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Recurrent UTI?

(6 Posts)
Purplebluebird Wed 01-Mar-17 08:57:34

I think I might have another UTI, only a few weeks after I had a previous one (first time ever afaik). It took 3 lots of antibiotics to get clear of it, and now I think it's back sad Not sure what to do, GP might refer me to a specialist I think? Any advice?

buckingfrolicks Wed 01-Mar-17 08:59:49

if you're peri or post menopause you could need oestrogen pessaries as the urethra becomes less flexible and, er, moist, along with everything else making UTIs more common

If you're active sexually then PEE AFTER YOU HAVE SEX every single time

MuseumOfCurry Wed 01-Mar-17 09:02:18

I've had a lot of UTIs in my day. Obvious question, but did they culture your original pee?

I had great success with an antibio called Macrodantin with my trickier UTIs, but that might have been in the US.

While you're waiting for the symptoms to pass, try this - I find it magical:

MuseumOfCurry Wed 01-Mar-17 09:03:54

And yes to pee after sex - if there's a hint of it in the air, make sure you've got a reasonably full bladder.

OrlandoTheCat Wed 01-Mar-17 22:15:43

Definitely go back to the dr.
Really, they should do a culture of the pee to avoid the scenario where you end up trying lots of antibiotics that the bacteria (usually e coli) is resistant to.
You have my sympathy. I sometimes feel like I've had cystitis more times than I've had hot dinners. And it's horrid.
Mine only ever happens after sex. I am now on pericoital dose of antibiotics (1 tablet within an hour of sex).

user1471448556 Thu 02-Mar-17 22:23:50

Buy some D Mannose (you can get it on Amazon). I always take some D mannose at the first sign of a UTI and it really works. You may need to take it for several days, but it's a natural sugar and it worked for me when antibiotics didn't. I always have some in the house now and take it on holiday with me too.

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