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Posted by: anxious | 2009-11-17

UTI

Dr Bets

Both my previous urologists and my current urologist told me straight out when I first went to them " clearly its not necessary to " re-invent the wheel!" , you have more than enough documented history showing you have chronic kidney problems. Its not as if you are turning up here with 1/2 bladder infections."  They all also said bluntly we dont consider patients to have chronic UTI problems unless one has 3+ lab positive infections in a 12mth period. Do you agree with this? My point? - why is it that so many people here seem to say " I keep having recurring UTI' s and am on antibiotics constantly" , i.e. are most patients guessing without really knowing whether or not they have genuine recurring infections? No matter how minor my symptoms are when I hand in a urine sample my gp always sends it for lab analysis so he gets a definite result! I just wonder sometimes when I see " why do I keep getting these UTI' s all the time"  whether they actually know what goes on!

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Hallo Anxious
We do regard patients with 3 lab confirmed UTI's per year as patients getting chronic UTI's. Unfortunately some doctors do not send away urine when they should, or patients tend to self treat instead of getting a proper urological evaluation if they have >3 infections per year.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009-11-17

Hallo Anxious
We do regard patients with 3 lab confirmed UTI's per year as patients getting chronic UTI's. Unfortunately some doctors do not send away urine when they should, or patients tend to self treat instead of getting a proper urological evaluation if they have >3 infections per year.
Dr Bets

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