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UTIs once or twice a month for the past year. Possible kidney condition?

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  • Posted By: sweetlikeme18
  • November 30, 2010
  • 02:30 AM

I have been having severe utis for the past year. They happen at least once a month if not more, and they tend to happen quickly. They almost always crawl up to my kidneys, and cause me severe acute pain. I haven't been to one soild doctor, and have been to two different hospitals. So ive been having trouble getting records to prove my case to a permanent doctor. Every time I get a uti I feel drained and tried, and its almost imposible to do anything. I also lose my color, and get dark circles under my eyes. I also became recently pregnant, (by accident) and I worry about my health and the baby's health. It seems my health has gotten even worse since I've become pregnant, and lost about 10 pounds. I've tried all the tips my doctors have told me from peeing after sex, to cranberry supplements, to wiping differently after the bathroom. I hardly even have sex anymore due to my health, and Im still getting UTIs. I know my aunt and a cousin of mine both have kidney conditions of some sort, does anyone know if it could be one? please if anyone has any ideas let me know. Thanks. Oh and Ive delt with acute kidney pains since I was a child, but never went to the doctor.

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  • See a herbalist. Herbs are very effective for urinary infections.Examples are buchu and uva-ursi.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 2, 2010
    • 07:52 AM
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  • I had chronic UTI's as well for a long time- esp after my baby. Sometimes, after culturing by the doc, they would come back negative for infection. You may have iterstitial cystitis--occasional inflammatial of the bladder and urethra for unclear reasons. I would get UTI's without even having sex. Often my pain was "referred" - bladder spasms went through whole abdomen--worse when pregnant because ureters are shortened by weight of baby.I discovered mine was yeast which can irritate your urethra and bladder (thanks to all the antibiotics I was fed for "bladder infections" that weren;t there). You might get checked for vaginal yeast (or check pH) even if you dont have symptoms- I took Diflucan (one pill) and my pee was GREAT! Sounds stupid, but the aches, pain, and feeling like garbage stopped within days. Also, as the other post said - this combo is the greatest:Uva Ursi is great (can make you nauseated though so take with milk) *******D-MANNOSE*** (from healthfood store) and CYSTEX (at drug store and has antimicrobial and anti bladderspasm medicine for comfort but doesnt give you orange pee)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 3, 2010
    • 06:17 PM
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  • I had UTI's 11 times in the first year after abdominal surgery. No sex at all during that period. Eventually I was prescribed constant antibiotics and, on my own, I took mega-doses of cranberry supplements. That took care of it, but eventually my immune system has been damaged, so I wouldn't recommend the antibiotic-forever approach. However, get some really good, strong cranberry supplements and take them at least twice a day. It might help. I'll be making an appointment with a doctor I just heard about - he's a urologist/gynecologist. I think it's a new specialty. Most urologists are most familiar with men, but this one specializes in women.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 5, 2010
    • 08:53 PM
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