Posted by: carol | 2007/12/04

Frequent reocurring bladder infections

My 22 year daughter gets regular bladder infections 6 to 7 times a year and has had a very bad kidney infection before. Our GP seems to think its not too serious,but I would feel better if she saw a urologist or a nephrologist. She drinks lots of water and wipes from front to back and all the other things that they suggest.

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Dear Carol
She definitely needs to see an urologist if she gets more than 3 infections per year - she may have a stone in the kidney or an abnormality in one of the urine tubes. Make an appointment for her as soon as possible.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Sarah | 2007/12/05

HI Carol

I do not know if your daughter is sexually active but I had a problem with frequently re-occuring UTI's and I found that emptying my bladder after intercourse has made a huge difference as well as showering and not bathing. I take one cranberry capsule a day (available from the health shop) drink half a glass of cranberry juice 3 times a week. The gynae has prescribed something called Diprogenta which is a gel that you use a pea size amount of at a time, used before being intimate which prevents bacteria from entering your urethra.

My doc said me having 6 UTI's in 5 months - that if i get another one within 3 months he would send me to the specialist. Touch wood no reoccurance - been 1.5 years now.

I really feel sorry for your daughter - UTI's are terrible!

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