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Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI)

Kidney & Bladder | Last Active: May 21 9:35am | Replies (143)

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The dr does not give me antibiotics unless I bleed etc. which I don’t. Sex will bring it on. They won’t put me on a daily dose. About10 years ago I had a bladder prolapse and they put two mesh inside me to hold up the bladder
I have a little more prolapse. A rectacyle. No one seems to want to remove the mesh.

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Thanks for explaining, Sandy.
Mayo Clinic offers these prevention tips https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/symptoms-causes/syc-20353447
- Drink plenty of liquids, especially water. Drinking water helps dilute your urine and ensures that you'll urinate more frequently — allowing bacteria to be flushed from your urinary tract before an infection can begin.
- Drink cranberry juice. Although studies are not conclusive that cranberry juice prevents UTIs, it is likely not harmful.
- Wipe from front to back. Doing so after urinating and after a bowel movement helps prevent bacteria in the anal region from spreading to the vagina and urethra.
- Empty your bladder soon after intercourse. Also, drink a full glass of water to help flush bacteria.
- Avoid potentially irritating feminine products. Using deodorant sprays or other feminine products, such as douches and powders, in the genital area can irritate the urethra.
- Change your birth control method. Diaphragms, or unlubricated or spermicide-treated condoms, can all contribute to bacterial growth.

You may also be interested in these discussions:
- Bladder lift surgery (Prolapse repair) https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mrs/
- recurrent bladder infections after prolapse surgery https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/recurrent-bladder-infections-after-prolapse-surgery/