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Uti advice

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sillysausage16 Wed 08-Nov-17 16:38:04

At the age of 36 I’ve recently had my first uti.

All I can say is ouch.

Had clear test results today after 2 lots of antibiotics.

Has anyone any advice of how to sooth the residual pain from the inflammation - my right kidney and bladder are still a wee bit sore sad

Lovelilies Wed 08-Nov-17 16:41:10

Keep hydrated, take paracetamol / ibuprofen for pain if needed.

Dumbledoresgirl Wed 08-Nov-17 16:43:50

I am sadly very experienced in this field. I would say if you still have pain, then the infection has not cleared or there is something else going on. I've never known pain to continue once the ABs start to work, and I have had severe pyelitis and countless countless attacks of cystitis.

Are they sure of the cause of your UTI? Why the 2 lots of ABs?

sillysausage16 Wed 08-Nov-17 16:48:21

It took a while for the results to come back and the first antibiotics weren’t strong enough so was put on a higher dose of amoxicillin. My doctor says it’s very common for the pain to last after the infection has cleared as everything is still raw and inflamed in my bladder and tubes

sillysausage16 Wed 08-Nov-17 16:50:31

When I say pain it’s not sore sore and it’s not constant just a twinge here and there. I’m peeing normally and everything now

Dumbledoresgirl Wed 08-Nov-17 16:55:32

OK, if you think it is nothing to worry about (and I am not saying that passive aggressively, just that I would not be able to relax when I still had symptoms) then Lovelilies has the best advice: drink loads - soreness should be less with more dilute urine - and take painkillers. I find heat is good too - a warm hot water bottle pressed against the sore place usually works.

sillysausage16 Wed 08-Nov-17 17:05:12

Well now you’ve made me think there could be something seriously wrong with me even though that’s what my doctor has told me

Dumbledoresgirl Wed 08-Nov-17 17:14:32

No, go with your doctor! Don't listen to me. I am a hypochondriac and always look on the negative side! To be fair, my repeated attacks in my youth did have a very unusual cause which was completely overlooked for a couple of years and ended up nearly killing me, but the chances of you having anything like that are about zero. Seriously. It turned out I had a massive benign tumour on my kidney which had to be sent off to London for analysis because none of the doctors knew what it was, it was that rare. As I said, there is pretty much zero chance you could have the same thing. But it has me cautious, and pretty hysterical every time I've had a UTI (for completely normal reasons) since.

Ifyour doctor said soreness is normal, then it is normal. Just drink lots, and take the painkillers, and keep an eye on any symptoms. Even if it hasn't gone away yet, you aren't going to die of a UTI.

Dumbledoresgirl Wed 08-Nov-17 17:16:51

And if you go back to your doctor quoting my story, they won't have a clue what you are talking about because no-one ever has. I have to explain it every single time I see a medical professional. smile

sillysausage16 Wed 08-Nov-17 17:21:01

Even a couple of my friends who have experienced utis have said that it’s the inflammation that lingers for a while. My friend who had one years ago still gets kidney pain now

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