(Closed) Blood in Urine part 2 — a few more questions!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My goodness, you must have a serious one.  I have had one that was bad enough to turn into a kidney infection, but regarding the blood, I just had a little, pale, smidge of it at the very end of peeing.  I would definitely call my doctor.

I hope you feel better soon!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I also think you  should tell your doctor right away. In my experience, the pain should should have lessened and gone away very quickly after going on the antibiotics and particularly with the “bright orange” pills.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i would double check with your dr. I used to get a LOT of UTI’s. usually the orange pills helped with pain right with in a few hours….Drink a lot of water like a gallon helps flush everything out. also did you take a pee test to diagnoss..I had issues antibotic resist bacteria, so a few times the anitbotic didnt work then Dr started testing everytime.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Agree with the bees above. In my one and only UTI (which was brutal sounding like yours) the orange-pee-pills kicked in right away and I wasn’t feeling anything when using the restroom. If you’re still bleeding that much and you’re still having pain, I’d call in now and then plan to go back in at the earliest convenient time to get things checked out again. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@wbninja: Not really the same thing but I was given a high dose antibiotic for a uterine infection/and uti after my c-section last March. The Dr said if same any worse within a day or two, come back immediately. IV antiobiotics sometimes are needed for acute infections. He said that if it’s not improving after 3, come back.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Also, ask about possibly passing a kidney stone. Those things can act similarly when making their way out of your system.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Once I had a UTI and they gave me the wrong antibiotics (there are a few different kinds that can cause the infection) — you might need to go back to the doctor. Usually I feel better within a few hours when they give me the right meds! I know they say it takes a couple of days but I generally do notice a dramatic change in pain almost immediately.

P.S. Fiance and I hung out with his screenwriting partner who is a lesbian on Saturday, and she didn’t even know what “UTI” stood for! She has never had one or had a girlfriend who had one! Made a serious case for switching teams…

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

And holy crap – blood CLOTS? That’s serious. Go back!!!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It takes 48-72 hours for antibiotics to have enough action on any infection so that you start feeling better. You only need to see the doctor in that period of time if you are getting worse.

If you do not start feeling better by 72 hours, you should go back to the doctor.

Are you drinking enough water? With that amount of clots, I suggest you try increasing your water intake dramatically. The extra water also helps to flush out the bacteria.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m surprised no one has mentioned this- CRANBERRY JUICE!!  Not sure why it helps, but it does.  You can also get chewable cranberry supplements in the vitamin aisle at Walgreens/Walmart/Whereever. Just make sure with the juice that you’re getting actual juice, not ‘juice drink’ or something.  Cranberry usually only goes up to 25% or so (that I’ve seen) and is mixed with other juices.

Also, EAT YOGURT! You’ll be at a higher risk for a yeast infection (which is just as fun) from the antibiotics, and yogurt will help keep that at bay.

I hope you’re feeling better!!  =)

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh, thumbs up on the yogurt and cranberry juice recommendations. Cranberry really does work!

Although I must say, when I have a UTI I am chained to cranberry juice and I feel like it’s a dead giveaway. When else would anyone drink straight up cran juice? Bleh. I keep a bottle of it handy in the fridge at all times for “special occasions.”

Good tips: http://jezebel.com/#!5647280/why-didnt-we-learn-about-utis-in-sex-ed

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

drink lots and lots of water…also yogurt and cranberry juice don’t actually give you enough of the good stuff that’s in them to make much of a difference, unless you’re drinking 100% cranberry juice with no sugar added and it is SOUR as can be…instead of those I would suggest going to vitamin world or vitamin shoppe or even walmart and getting acidophilus pearls and cranberry in pill form

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well I’ve had tons of UTI’s (actually had an operation so I don’t get them as often) and if you are taking both antibiotics and the neon-pee pill you should be feeling better very shortly!  The “neon-pee pill” as I like to call it is made to take the pain away quickly…and then the antibiotics will work more slowly. 

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