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12 weeks and it burns when I pee!

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AspiringMother Thu 21-Jul-16 16:47:09

OKAY!!! So I've been fine up until now. I'm just full of questions - ahhhh!!!

Is this a common thing at 12 weeks? Fortunately, a few years ago, I had the worst water infections ever (which has made me appreciate the fact that this time, it's not as bad!). In fact, the stinging sensation this time is nowhere near as bad, mainly because I'm assuming that it's not an actual water infection!

It's still annoying though, and causes discomfort. Could this be a sign of something serious? I know my mum had this problem all throughout her pregnancy with me!

Thanks for the advice.

Heirhelp Thu 21-Jul-16 16:50:27

Sounds like a water infection. You need to ring GP ASAP and telling them you are pregnant and need an appointment for unrine infection.

LynseyH5 Thu 21-Jul-16 22:36:08

I agree, sounds like a water infection. They do vary in how they feel. I've had them a few times over the years and dealt with them ok then a few months ago I'd been fine all day but come 2pm I started to feel uncomfortable 'down there!' I thought it felt like thrush to begin with but then the burning started... I knew when I went to see the doctor she'd need a sample so decided to do one to take with me. I was horrified and terrified to see I was peeing blood.
Cut it short, I had the worst kind of water infection. Nurse told me to buy some vaseline (or another barrier cream) and literally smear it anywhere the urine is likely to touch when you go for a wee. Messy but it was a life saver!! Obviously I needed antibiotics too but until they kicked in the vaseline was a huge relief.
Get it seen to before it ends up leaving you in pain, they aren't pleasant but easily sorted x

AspiringMother Fri 22-Jul-16 15:24:48

Thanks both. My partner took a urine sample into the practice today and they have prescribed me with Trimethoprim, four times a day. They noted that my urine was smelly but there was no bacteria found, unless it was a developing bacteria. They are going to run more tests on it and have prescribed me in the meantime.

I'm just really nervous over taking them... I suppose that now I'm past 12 weeks the risks will be a lot safer? I also took one of my folic acid tablets today, if I was to take one of the Trimethoprim. Thought I'd ask some of you guys for advice, as the doctors really do leave the decision for you to make! confused

AspiringMother Fri 22-Jul-16 15:25:41

It's weird. It's way worse in the evenings, although I think my mindset has since deteriorated as the first thing I did this morning was hop inside the bath!

fruityb Fri 22-Jul-16 15:28:36

I'm on infection number three during this pregnancy! My first one. I never have symptoms so it gets flagged at midwife appts. Very very bloody annoying however!

AspiringMother Fri 22-Jul-16 15:58:02

Wow, that's really annoying fruityb! Just reading through the leaflet now and they've given me Genfura, 50mg x 4 a day.

Hopefully there's more risks to the baby over not taking these then there are taking them! sad

fruityb Fri 22-Jul-16 15:59:04

They wouldn't give you them if there were worried smile I've had cefalaxin twice, awaiting third round on Monday. At least it's free - every cloud and all that!

AspiringMother Fri 22-Jul-16 16:03:41

Ahhh, that's the one I usually used to have when I got these infections constantly! I was just about immune to everything else - so fingers crossed these will work.

How many weeks were you when you had your first infection? shock

I've only started having these problems since the 12 wk mark. sad

fruityb Fri 22-Jul-16 16:55:07

I think I was about 26 weeks, then another at about 31 and another now at 34. Maybe by exactly that but around those - been. Seeing the midwife every fortnight as its easier to get in her clinic fort nightly than three weekly before. I was basically infection, no infection, infection etc.

Thankfully no symptoms so no burning or anything. Just feel like I'm spending half my time driving up and down to the docs!

AspiringMother Sat 23-Jul-16 01:09:14

Thanks for the advice fruityb! I hope this isn't a sign of lots and lots of water infections to come - LOL!!!

Already took two of the 50mg tablets and I'm feeling a lot better. Fingers crossed I'm not speaking too soon though!

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