(Closed) I’m worried it’s something more serious than a UTI (TMI)

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Where do I go from here
    call the dr, have them send out the urine sample for a culture : (5 votes)
    33 %
    try to find a urologist (spelled wrong, I'm sure) : (8 votes)
    53 %
    you're fine!! : (0 votes)
    other (list below please) : (2 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    From personal experience once I start taking an antibiodic when I have a UTI I usually start feeling better that same day or the next, so I tend to agree with you that its something else. Before you go to a specialist I’d try a regular doctor/get set up with a primary care physician. He/She can also recommend what route you should take.

    Post # 4
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    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I had UTI symptoms on and off for over a year.  I finally got sent to a urologist and I ended up tracking it to my BC pill.  I would say definitely go to the doctor, but don’t make assumptions on what it is until you’ve seen a urologist or at least a PCP.  I’ve heard of women’s bladders not emptying properly and tons of other things that can cause this.

    Post # 6
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    994 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I agree it’s something else. Is there any pain in your back? A UTI can also turn into a kidney infection… or it can turn into a stubborn bladder infection. They may need to switch you to a stronger antibiotic. I’m sorry, I know it’s frustrating (and painful!)

     

    Post # 7
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    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @blu77: I mentioned the kidney infection earlier. They are TERRIBLE. I had a temp of 104.6 and the chills and was in excruciating pain and ended up in the local ER when I had my last kidney infection. I pray I never have one of those bastards again.

    Post # 9
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    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    So, I’m totally going to yell at you for not having a primary care physician! You should definitely set up an appointment to check one out! He/she would be able to send you to a specialist that they recommend!

    In the meantime, I would definitely see a urologist. This sounds like more than what the average walk-in clinic can handle. As long as you have a PPO, you should be able to find an in-network urologist pretty easily.

    Post # 11
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    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’ve had to go to a urologist before – it’s not as scary as I thought it would be, and it helped a lot. It turned out that my pelvic muscles were not strong and I had to do some physical therapy exercises for a few months and it got better. Good luck 🙂

    Post # 12
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Interstitial cystitis is not something that just develops as a one time thing. I have been diagnosed with UTI’s aprox 4 times a yr since the age of 6 months. I have always had trouble urinating and lived on macrobid. When one doctors researched everything back to the beginning of my symptoms they did find that the I spent year getting tests done by many doctors who couldn’t find a single thing wrong, until last yr I was finally diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. This is something that affects you every day of your life and every time you urinate.

    The reason I say this is because I don’t believe it just comes out of no where. I would agree that it sounds like something more than a UTI so I would see a urologist to get checked out and hopefully put on a different medication. Good luck and let me know if you have any questions related to IC.

    Post # 13
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    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @SweetRose2011: Pretty much. I won’t even tell you what it feels like to be cathed.

    Post # 16
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @SweetRose2011- On a better note if worse case scenerio it ends up being IC, they have wonderful medication. I take five pills every night and am now paid free. Just don’t research it because you will find all this horrible info and support groups WTF! I needed the support group when noone could figure out whats wrong, not when I was diagnosed and got great meds lol.

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