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Posted by: jess | 2006/11/07

bladder infections

HI DOC

PLEASE CAN U TELL ME WHAT CAUSES REOCCURINGBLADDER INFECTIONS.

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Dear Jess
An abnormal bladder or urinary tubes, kidney stones, sexual contamination, wiping back to front, bubble bath, low immunity. We normally feel that if a patient gets more than 3 proven ( lab tested) urine tract infections per year she needs to see an urologist.

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Posted by: anxious | 2006/11/07

How do you know they are in fact positive bladder infections that keep coming back? Are you having urine samples sent for lab testing to confirm you do in fact have positive bladder infections? I ask this because dipstick tests in a gp's rooms alone are not necessarily accurate enough to confirm positive infections - labs do MC&S testing which is microscopy, culture and sensititivty tests which are far more accurate. If you do in fact have recurring lab positive bladder infections your gp should be sending you to a urologist to find out what is causing them.

Believe me I know all about bladder/kidney infection problems. I have had so many kidney infections I have lost count. My urologist said many women consider they have bladder/kidney infection problems when in fact they don't have infections regularly enough to justify investigating the problem. Most urologists wont consider bladder/kidney problems as being a problem unless you have 3 or more lab positive infections in a year.

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