Patient Comments: Urinary Tract Infections - Experience

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Comment from: amanda g, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

I had a urinary tract infection (UTI) last year and ever since then it's been recurrent! The burn and the pain... The doctor has prescribed me antibiotics at least 5 times now and at this point it just doesn't help me anymore! The only way I've been able to find fast relief is by taking Cystex urinary pain relief. And now I also take the everyday urinary tract health maintenance to keep me from having even more recurrent UTIs.

Comment from: Lorilo, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 12

I had a urinary tract infection last spring with temperature 102, small amounts of tea-colored urine, and horrible pain that caused nausea. I threw up every time I drank water. I went to the emergency room, and was given Cipro after I threw up on the Bactrim. The Cipro cleared it up in about 10 days.

Comment from: Pam, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 06

I have had chronic urinal tract infections (UTIs) for over 20 years after menopause. I have tried all the recommended treatments, and been to specialists. Antibiotics work for a few weeks then it is back. I read somewhere to take the sugar out my diet as I am a chocoholic. I stopped eating chocolate and reduced my sugar intake. I weighed 64 kilos before and weigh about 55 kilos now. I do not have to suffer from UTIs if I do not eat much sugar, this worked for me. Sugar causes problems with our organs.

Comment from: Mother Goose, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 20

I will share my son's story with acquired urinary tract infections (UTI) after his teacher imposed restroom use restrictions (twice during the entire 9 hours in school). Sadly, from having a perfectly normal child, I had to go to different specialists (urologist, nephrologist, and endocrinologist) on numerous occasions without any resolution. He was put on Macrodantin twice, and after the second course of Macrodantin, developed diabetes insipidus! The cure we found in naturopathic medicine; uva-ursi and organic Buchu leaf tincture.

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.

Comment from: Kenrad , 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: July 25

I went to urinate this morning and I noticed for the first time a little cloudy discharge came from under my foreskin of my penis. I wonder if I have got a urinary tract infection.

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.

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.

Comment from: bilal, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 30

My urine color is yellow and sometimes brown, and I sometimes feel pain in my back because of the urinary tract infection.

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.

Comment from: peterson,Godson, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 07

I had this urinary tract infection in 2000, it keeps reoccurring. Right now I am having problem with my partner, she is almost ending the relationship because my erection is weak and I hardly make love to her.

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.

Comment from: CountryGirl7, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 02

I have a bladder infection and was wondering how long the blood in urine will last. I'm only having it when I hold my urine for a long time. I am also wondering if nitrofurantoin will clear the blood problem up.

Comment from: Kaddie, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: February 10

I treated my urinary tract infection with an antibiotic called Zinnat 500 mg but still doesn't seem like it is working. I still feel the same old pain when I urinate.

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