Recurring bladder Infections: What can I do?

Posted by erlinda2003 @erlinda2003, Aug 22 1:32am

I have a reacquiring bladder infection as soon as antibiotics are completed then not long after it starts again What can I do ?

Take D-mannose, can get at Amazon (read reviews). Effective, safe, inexpensive! It totally solved my infections.

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@erlinda2003 Welcome to Mayo Connect. That must be frustrating to have a recurrent infection. What has your primary care or urologist said about this? Is the antibiotic being used not the right one for your situation? Has the infection become resistant to that antibiotic? Perhaps the course of antibiotics is not long enough?

There is an existing conversation about recurring bladder infections, here within this group. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-bladder-infection-using-a-gentamycin-bladder-wash/ This may give you some information to speak to your dr about.

When you say it is recurring, how many times has the infection occurred? Have they done any culture of it to see exactly what to use?
Ginger

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@jmaa

Take D-mannose, can get at Amazon (read reviews). Effective, safe, inexpensive! It totally solved my infections.

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Agree with you. D-Mannose I ordered from Amazon is effective.

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@mmbaluyut

Agree with you. D-Mannose I ordered from Amazon is effective.

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THANK YOU will try it

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@gingerw

@erlinda2003 Welcome to Mayo Connect. That must be frustrating to have a recurrent infection. What has your primary care or urologist said about this? Is the antibiotic being used not the right one for your situation? Has the infection become resistant to that antibiotic? Perhaps the course of antibiotics is not long enough?

There is an existing conversation about recurring bladder infections, here within this group. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-bladder-infection-using-a-gentamycin-bladder-wash/ This may give you some information to speak to your dr about.

When you say it is recurring, how many times has the infection occurred? Have they done any culture of it to see exactly what to use?
Ginger

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Thank you will have a culture done asp

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@jmaa

Take D-mannose, can get at Amazon (read reviews). Effective, safe, inexpensive! It totally solved my infections.

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Is D-Monnose safe to take by Type 2 diabetic?

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@fdan

Is D-Monnose safe to take by Type 2 diabetic?

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I don't know. It is a simple sugar and I think the dosage without infection is half a teaspoon a day and 1 teaspoon a day if there is infection. There is a question section for the product on Amazon where you can ask. I found the reviews very helpful on how to use, too. Even though I don't get infections anymore, I take 1 teaspoon daily in 4 oz water at noon just to be on the safe side. I use the product that comes in a white bag with orange person on it. It was life changing for me.

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@jmaa

I don't know. It is a simple sugar and I think the dosage without infection is half a teaspoon a day and 1 teaspoon a day if there is infection. There is a question section for the product on Amazon where you can ask. I found the reviews very helpful on how to use, too. Even though I don't get infections anymore, I take 1 teaspoon daily in 4 oz water at noon just to be on the safe side. I use the product that comes in a white bag with orange person on it. It was life changing for me.

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I am going to try it. My infection is chronic and comes from E Coli. I understand there is no cure. Urine has to be cultured to find out which antibiotic is effective. However we know that long term antibiotics can lower our immune system so for that reason I will try the D-monose and let u all know if it works well for me.
Glad I have joined Mayo Connect!

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@cdink1941

I am going to try it. My infection is chronic and comes from E Coli. I understand there is no cure. Urine has to be cultured to find out which antibiotic is effective. However we know that long term antibiotics can lower our immune system so for that reason I will try the D-monose and let u all know if it works well for me.
Glad I have joined Mayo Connect!

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I take D-Mannose daily. From what I have read, it causes no problems if you are diabetic. I also have started taking a new product I have seen on line and have researched. It is called Utiva – which packs 36mg of PAC's in each capsule. You take 1 a day. I talked to my Mayo urologist and he said that would be beneficial to take and would not cause any problems. Utiva also has a support group on line that helps quite a bit. Hope this helps.

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I have had my share of UTI's and since I have a kidney transplant, my only option is to get a culture from my doctor.
@cdink1941, @jmaa, @fdan, @erlinda2003, @mmbaluyut

According to Mayo Clinic, a urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system. Doctors typically treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics. But you can take steps to reduce your chances of getting a UTI in the first place. Here is the health information from Mayo Clinic where you will find symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Often, symptoms clear up within a few days of treatment. But you may need to continue antibiotics for a week or more. Take the entire course of antibiotics as prescribed. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/symptoms-causes/

Also here are some points about D-mannose that I found on WebMD.
D-mannose is a kind of sugar that is related to glucose. I read that it "might" reduce symptoms of UTI's. However, More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of d-mannose for its uses. I also read that D-mannose is POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults when taken by mouth. It can cause diarrhea, loose stools, and bloating. In high doses, it might harm the kidneys.
ome research suggests that d-mannose might make blood sugar control more difficult in people with diabetes.
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1114/d-mannose
I would encourage you to go to the links that I provided to locate the information that will assist you in talking with your doctor about your situation. Be aware, when viewing marketing company sponsored .com sites, that their main goal is sales. So do your research and check with your doctor before you decide on any supplement or medication.

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@fotula

I take D-Mannose daily. From what I have read, it causes no problems if you are diabetic. I also have started taking a new product I have seen on line and have researched. It is called Utiva – which packs 36mg of PAC's in each capsule. You take 1 a day. I talked to my Mayo urologist and he said that would be beneficial to take and would not cause any problems. Utiva also has a support group on line that helps quite a bit. Hope this helps.

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@fotula, Great that you have discussed with your doctor because each of us has different underlying conditions. I am happy it is working for you! Thanks for sharing.

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erlinda2003, a major part of your immune system is in your gut comprising an area the size of a tennis court. The balance of good and bad bacteria will affect your health as bad bacteria release urease. I encourage you to search on " Bacterial Urease and its Role in Long-Lasting Human Diseases" or click the link below for more understanding on urease. Fermented foods are important for good gut balance. I hope you study the subject of probiotics and gut health in depth as many products on the shelves won't help you. Also check out olive leaf extract and D-Lenolate for bladder infections. They kill the pathogens and spare the good bacteria..
http://whttpsww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3816311/#:~:text=Urease%20facilitates%20urinary%20tract%20infection,to%20struvite%20and%20carbonate%20apatite.

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@fdan

Is D-Monnose safe to take by Type 2 diabetic?

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@fdan and @cdink1941, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect

D-mannose supplements should be used with caution if you have diabetes. It may make it harder to control your blood sugar.
High doses of D-mannose may cause kidney damage.

Here's additional information:
– Can D-Mannose Treat or Prevent UTIs? https://www.healthline.com/health/d-mannose-for-uti

In short, more research needs to be done, but D-mannose appears to be a promising nutritional supplement that may be an option for treating and preventing UTIs, especially in people who have frequent UTIs. Always tell your doctor about any supplements you are taking, including natural ones and those bought without a prescription.

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I, too, used to have recurring bladder infections. Then I came across an article about D-Mannose. I have not had any bladder infections for 2 yrs. I buy it at Amazon. Try it and let me know if it works for you. Good Luck. Marylou

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I used to have recurring bladder infections and then I discovered D-Mannose. Get it at Amazon. Haven't had an infection for over 2 yrs. Good Luck. Mary Lou

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