Does anyone frequently get bladder infections?
I have had a few in the past when I was 20, 22, and 26. So one every couple of years. I am 28 now.
In the past I have known I had a UTI because of 1) pain when urinating 2) increased frequency 3) felt like I always had to go every minute!
I was feeling a bit off before christmas, I sort of felt like I had period cramps all day long, but not overly strong ones. But it was about the right time so I didn't think much of it. I was completely exhausted no matter how much I slept. Then I had a strange feeling when I peed. But it wasn't painful just odd. I had no urgency or increased frequency.
By Dec 28th I had blood in my urine so off to the clinic I went. Both my white and red blood cell counts for my urinalysis were off the chart and the doc was suprised I wasn't in a lot of pain. I was put on cipro for three days and took some pyridium for the discomfort. After my three days on the drugs were up I still had a slight odd feeling while peeing so I went back for another urinalysis. I had my period by then so of course there were some red blood cells in there. I guess the white count was normal because he didn't say anything about that. He decided to give me another 3 day course of cipro just to be sure and because of new years the clinics would be closed for two days.
So I have felt fine since January 1st.
Now again today I have an odd almost crampy feeling but no pain, nor urgency, no frequent urination. So I am not sure if this is another one or not. I am following the docs advice though and taking large doses of cranberry extract and vitamin C (because I have this symptom again, I take lower doses normally) to try to help things out.
I always drink lots of water, am separated so am not sexually active at this time, and always wipe properly ain the bathroom
So I am not sure what my body is doing!
Has anyone had UTIs close together or one that was really tough to get rid of?