Patient Comments: Urinary Tract Infections - Experience

Please describe your experience with urinary tract infections.

Comment from: susieq, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 29

I don't have burning when I urinate but I have to go every 10 minute and I have back upper side pain, They sent a culture of my urine to check what kind of bacteria it is. I have urinary tract infection (UTI) about once a month. I have tried everything, seems like nothing makes it stay away. I take probiotics, eat right, etc. Doctor told me if I am constipated I will get UTI from that too, so that was new information for me. I hope that's all it is. I am tired of this.

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Comment from: sosad, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 11

My daughter is handicapped. For the last 7 months she has had urinary tract infections. I have taken specimens to the hospital for cultures and strep B is the germ. We have a urologist following her. He has given her several antibiotics, Cipro, Macrobid Levaquin Amoxicillin more Cipro. While she takes it (them) she is fine, but in 10 days it is back. She is otherwise in good health. She takes no medications and gets copious amounts of fluids.

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Comment from: branew25, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

On 5/17 I was extremely tired, no menstruation at this point. Then the next day I felt extreme fatigue, I could not get out of the bed. I had a fever of 100.7 no appetite, body aches, chills, terrible head ache, and sore throat followed by an ear ache. I even had pain in my eye sockets if I cried. That continued for 3 days. Day 4 I went to the emergency room with all the symptoms listed above. I gave urine and the diagnosis was dehydration with a urinary tract infection (UTI). I had no painful urination or minimal pee, no frequency or strange urges. I have had UTIs in the past with its normal symptoms to tell me this is what this was but, not this time. It is now day 8 and just now I'm getting relief and feeling myself except the burning and frequency part. Too weird and I thought I knew my body.

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Comment from: Dixie C, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 20

I make frequent trips to bathroom because of urinary tract infection. Sometimes I do not make it. I have a slight irritation in the opening.

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Comment from: jerry, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 01

I have had blood spots in urine for 4 weeks with apple juice colored urine. No pain except for soreness around waist. CAT scan showed nothing. Urine test showed no urinary tract infection. X-ray showed nothing. I have a history of kidney stones, but none found. I am having bladder scope next week.

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Comment from: MsO, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 21

For anyone having intercourse, men should use the bathroom before and after sex and women should use the bathroom after sex. Also both persons should make sure their private area is clean. Also drink a glass of water before going to bed and a glass in the morning when you wake up. This will help prevent urinary tract infections.

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