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Frequent Urinary Tract Infection with a Stoma

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  • Posted By: mammas
  • July 5, 2008
  • 07:24 PM

My mom has had a stoma for several years. She keeps getting bladder infections and her most recent one has caused blood in her urine. She can not have strong penicilin because of severe family reactions causing her sister to be unable to breathe. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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  • Go to urologist...I am sure there are other medications that can help...in terms of self help...drink water, drink water, drink water.....need to keep things flowing to wash yourself out...this is what helped me...with blood she definitely needs urologist intervention to make sure there is not kidney involvement or something else....If she is perimenopause or menopause age, the fluctuations in hormones at this time (about age 40-53 to 54 or so depending on the women for perimenopause and menopause) can often cause frequent UTI....had one myself for a month and even after testing showed the infection was gone, it took another several weeks for the symptoms to disappear...really drink and drink...cranberry juice may also help...and personally, I keep yogurt going too to stave off yeast infections and related UIT as well....Joan If you read this, please be polite and acknowledge it...Joan
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