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What do you think this is? (Frequent Urination)

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  • Posted By: Syl8175
  • November 26, 2008
  • 09:12 AM

Hello, I'm a 19 year old female. Sunday I went the ER because I was having trouble passing my urine. They ended up doing a bladder scan and found that I did have a full bladder, put a cathader in and took a urine sample. They diagnosed me with a UTI.

They put me on Pyridum and Bactrim. The next day I still was having problems passing along with mild to moderate cramping and pain in my lower back right above and in between my hips. I called my PC and he reffered me to a urologist. The urologist did another bladder scan and urinaylisis in his office and came to the same conclusion. "Just a UTI, don't worry."

I've been drinking lots and lots of water, cranberry juice, apple juice and finally am able to go somewhat normal. My only problem is now that my urine is very very faint yellow to clear with no color at all, and I'm going constantly at least once every hour or so.
I'm type 2 diabetic, and was thinking I'm going into kidney failure or something since it happened so suddenly.

Some other symptons along with this are:
-Diarrhea.
-Pain in lower back and hips.
-Sore throat.
-Mild tightness in throat and chest.
-Headaches.

I've not been running a fever, nor have I felt thirsty or dehydrated. I still have a pretty good appeitie.

My current medications:
Lisinopril 20mg - HBP and to protect kidneys
Simvistation 20mg - High cholesteral/triglycerides
Lantus - Insulin
Novolog - Insulin

Bactrim - anti-biotic for UTI.


What gets me is that the doctors never took any blood work to test for kidney failure, and it's got me climbing the walls and loosing sleep from worrying.

Any suggestions/advice that could ease my mind would really be great.

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  • when you go to the toilet are you getting a full flow come through or is it normal to how it would usually be on a good day with the flow being greatly reduced. the clearer your urine the better i have always been lead to believe, as this means your urine is clear of any blood. the darker your urine the more blood content. i may be corrected on this though. continue to drink plenty of fluids to ensure you do not dehydrate, but do not drink more than you need. in other words drink around 2-3 litres a day. try and keep off the soda if your drinking much of that. i would keep on pestering your doctor though until something is done.
    shadowwebs 10 Replies
    • November 26, 2008
    • 11:35 PM
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  • when you go to the toilet are you getting a full flow come through or is it normal to how it would usually be on a good day with the flow being greatly reduced.It's a normal flow, but just a tiny bit comes through. Like, I spend less than 3 seconds actually going...I have blood work scheduled for this Friday, after calling my doctor 4 times before I actually got a hold of him. Hopefully it's not what I'm thinking it is.I always like to think the worst when it comes to my health. Both my parents were diabetic with an array of other health problems that are hereditary, so it's like I'm cursed...and I end up being overdramatic. =\
    Syl8175 1 Replies
    • November 27, 2008
    • 02:16 AM
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