Our expert says:
I think you should see an urologist. More than 3 bladder infections per year is too much. There may be a physical problem like a narrowing of the urine tube causing urine to stagnate in the bladder, or a stone in the kidney or reflux of urine. Ask your doctor to refer you and take copies of the lab results with when you go. The urologist may want to do a cystoscopy ( look into the bladder with a fibre optic camera under anaesthetic), order a sonar, or do an IVP (x/ray of the kidneys and urine tubes after injection of radio opaque fluid into the vein) to exclude any physical obstruction in the urine tract. You may also have to use preventative medication for a while.
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