I'm a 25 year old male, typically in quality health aside from occasional soar throats (which I knock out fast with Theraflu). I'm also a big fan of cranberry juice and was even drinking it before the following occured.
Two weeks ago I started waking up at night to pee, which compounded with having to urinate 5-7 times a day. A week later I went to the doctor because this wasn't "normal." I had been drinking the same amount of fluids I always had. By then I was urinating 6-9 times a day and still waking up once a night to pee.
The doctor put me in Cipro, which I took for 7 days straight. It did absolutely nothing to reduce this one symptom. In fact all it did was add the antibiotic's side-effects (nausea, diarrhea).
Yesterday I saw the doctor again (he told me to see him in one week if nothing happened) and he's taken me off Cipro, and I now have to wait 5 days to have a urine culture this Saturday. I'm still peeing, and at about 7-10 times a 24 hour span now. I also woke up last night twice to urinate, which is one more than normal.
Again, I have no real pain. I've had a few "sensations" of burning, that don't really last, that have taken place over the last few weeks. I may be fabricating these feelings from my mind, due to anxiety or stress over the situation. Which isn't helped by a lot of real life stress going on at the moment that has nothing to do with this.
I'm not sure what is wrong. I'd like to hope it's a UTI or something because that's treatable, but the doctor worried me when said, "Cipro works in 98% of all these situations." Which is why he didn't have a urine culture done when I first came in to see him. Also, I don't have cloudy urine, a weird smell, or the constant burning/pain that seems to go with UTI. I just need to pee a lot. Oh, and when I urinate it's typically not a little amount.
(this isn't Diabetes btw, this was a concern of mine and it was confirmed negative)
UTI would make sense given me needing to pee so much to conceivably flush out bacteria, but yeah...I'm waiting 5 days now, and it's highly frustrating to be told by the doctor he isn't sure what's wrong and the best pill for the job didn't work.
Any advice/help, ideas would be massively appreciated.
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