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female frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Posted by @ksey, Sep 16, 2016

My UTIs are becoming more and more frequent. I take AZO Maximum Strength, when I experience a burning sensation. After urine cultures are done indicating the presence of a bacterial infection, I am prescribed antibiotics. The problem is the infections are becoming more frequent and I find myself getting up at night to urinate at least three (3) times. Sound familiar?

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Hi @ksey! Welcome to Connect! I’d like to introduce you to some members who have discussed UTIs in the past. Please meet @kas1792, @dawn_giacabazi, @jmaa, @kareniowa and @safetyshield.

I’d also like to share this past discussion thread with you, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/frequent-uti/, where you might find some of the messages helpful.

Hi @ksey!!

There are 2 Main types of UTI’s.

Infection of the bladder (cystitis). This type of UTI is usually caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli), a type of bacteria commonly found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Infection of the urethra (urethritis). This type of UTI can occur when GI bacteria spread from the anus to the urethra.

Here is a like to help you find some lifestyle remedies.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20037892

Do you know which type of UTI’s you are experiencing?

Dawn

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Hi @ksey! Welcome to Connect! I’d like to introduce you to some members who have discussed UTIs in the past. Please meet @kas1792, @dawn_giacabazi, @jmaa, @kareniowa and @safetyshield.

I’d also like to share this past discussion thread with you, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/frequent-uti/, where you might find some of the messages helpful.

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Hello @ksey. I am an RN and female. Years ago when I had frequent UTI’s one thing I did was always urinate after intercourse. My husband has also been plagued with UTI’s and after I read everything I could find about them I came across D-Mannose. After he started taking it DAILY, either capsules or sprinkling about a teaspoon of D-Mannose on his cereal or drinking a teaspoon of the powder in a non -acidic liquid he has had only about one UTI or less per year!!! It is a simple sugar that prevents bacteria from “sticking” to the bladder wall. He also takes Cranberry capsules (he doesn’t like the juice!) You may need it 3 times a day to start with. We order ours from Swanson. Several other Mayo Connect members have found D-Mannose to help them immensely! I truly hope this is helpful.

HI Ksey after joining this conversation room It was recommended to me to try D-Mannose I take it once at night. I have tried this because taking conventional antibotics and cathing twice a day did nothing and my infections got more frequent and needed to be in the hospital being given antibotics IV for days. I knew I had to try something different. So I am taking D-Mannose and so far so good. But it has been to short of time for me to say how well it works. TBC

@safetyshield

HI Ksey after joining this conversation room It was recommended to me to try D-Mannose I take it once at night. I have tried this because taking conventional antibotics and cathing twice a day did nothing and my infections got more frequent and needed to be in the hospital being given antibotics IV for days. I knew I had to try something different. So I am taking D-Mannose and so far so good. But it has been to short of time for me to say how well it works. TBC

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I am meting with my urogynacologist today to discuss several issues including the use of D-Mannose and the medication called Hiprex. Has anyone used Hiprex and, if so, what was your reaction to it? Thank you.

@safetyshield

HI Ksey after joining this conversation room It was recommended to me to try D-Mannose I take it once at night. I have tried this because taking conventional antibotics and cathing twice a day did nothing and my infections got more frequent and needed to be in the hospital being given antibotics IV for days. I knew I had to try something different. So I am taking D-Mannose and so far so good. But it has been to short of time for me to say how well it works. TBC

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Hi @ksey, here’s some information about Hiprex, including side effects. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-6821/hiprex-oral/details

What treatment did you and your urogynecologist decide upon? How are you tolerating it? Has the infection cleared up?

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