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Recurrent uti

Posted by @mpeters, Mon, Feb 19 2:11pm

I have had four uti’s in the last eight months. Of those eight, I had three in three months. I’m wondering if I should see a specialist. I like my primary care provider but he is very busy. Also, if you know of anything I can be doing until my next appointment with my primary care provider, which is three months away.

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Yes see a nephrologist doc- or maybe urologist! It may be a simple fix of something you're doing or it could be a warning sign. I ignored recurrent uti's for years and wish I could turn back time. Good Luck, Kathy Post-Kidney Transplant 2013

@huffman1835

Yes see a nephrologist doc- or maybe urologist! It may be a simple fix of something you're doing or it could be a warning sign. I ignored recurrent uti's for years and wish I could turn back time. Good Luck, Kathy Post-Kidney Transplant 2013

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Thank you for the information. I am sorry you had to go through a kidney transplant. It must have been very hard. A friend of mine donated a kidney and I watched what she went through. Thank goodness you had a donor. Thanks again for your response. I will get an appointment with a urologist.

Dear MPeters, I wish you the best as you work with your doctors. I hope to use the Mayo Help group to answer a question. I am CKD Stage 4. Is there an Actuarial Table that will tell me how long I can expect to live after I go on dialysis or am fortunate enough to receive a kidney donation. I am now 65 years old and have GFR level of 25.7. Thanks, RGC

@huffman1835

Yes see a nephrologist doc- or maybe urologist! It may be a simple fix of something you're doing or it could be a warning sign. I ignored recurrent uti's for years and wish I could turn back time. Good Luck, Kathy Post-Kidney Transplant 2013

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Hi @huffman1835,

I'm so happy to see you return to Connect after quite a while! I'm sorry to hear about your kidney transplant, and sincerely hope you are doing well? We have a fantastic "Transplants" group on Connect, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/transplants/ where many 'transplantees' have shared their incredible experiences and insights. For example, you might be interested in this discussion that Mentor @rosemarya (who received a simultaneous liver/kidney transplant in 2009) had started:
"This and That and Talk – My Transplant" https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/this-and-that-and-talk-my-transpant/
I encourage you to read through, join in, or start a new discussion – I know you will be warmly welcomed by fellow members and Mentors in that group. Welcome back!

Hi @mpeters,

I can imagine how frustrating it must be to cope with recurrent UTIs! I'd like to add some basic information from Mayo Clinic, about urinary tract infections:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/basics/causes/con-20037892

We have these discussions on Connect that you may wish to view:
– Bladder surgery https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/bladder-surgery/
– UTI and Kidney function. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/uti-and-kidney-function/

I'd also like to invite @pizon @victoryohvictory @smartchick43 to share their insights, as they've all posted about recurrent UTIs on Connect. @mpeters, how are you managing your symptoms at present?

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@huffman1835

Yes see a nephrologist doc- or maybe urologist! It may be a simple fix of something you're doing or it could be a warning sign. I ignored recurrent uti's for years and wish I could turn back time. Good Luck, Kathy Post-Kidney Transplant 2013

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@mpeters, I also, am sorry to hear that you are experiencing reoccurring uti's. In my opinion, one is enough! I never had a uti until after my transplant. I think that puts me in a more cautious frame of mind, and my local PCP is especially vigilant when I do exhibit symptoms.

I am happy that you will get an appointment with a specialist. You are doing the right thing to seek out a possible cause.

Have you had urinalysis and/or urine cultures done when you have uti symptoms? Be sure to take those records with you.
Wishing and hoping for answers.
Rosemary

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @mpeters,

I can imagine how frustrating it must be to cope with recurrent UTIs! I'd like to add some basic information from Mayo Clinic, about urinary tract infections:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/basics/causes/con-20037892

We have these discussions on Connect that you may wish to view:
– Bladder surgery https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/bladder-surgery/
– UTI and Kidney function. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/uti-and-kidney-function/

I'd also like to invite @pizon @victoryohvictory @smartchick43 to share their insights, as they've all posted about recurrent UTIs on Connect. @mpeters, how are you managing your symptoms at present?

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I am drinking cranberry juice and fluids. Enough to have the right color urine and no more. I am mostly at home so I go to the bathroom frequently. I have switched from taking a bath to taking showers. My last gfr was a little low for my age but it didn’t raise any red flags with my MayonClinic doctor. Any additional ideas will be gratefully received.

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@rickgc

Dear MPeters, I wish you the best as you work with your doctors. I hope to use the Mayo Help group to answer a question. I am CKD Stage 4. Is there an Actuarial Table that will tell me how long I can expect to live after I go on dialysis or am fortunate enough to receive a kidney donation. I am now 65 years old and have GFR level of 25.7. Thanks, RGC

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I appreciate your kind response. I’m sorry to hear that you are waiting for a kidney and that your GFR is low. I watched a friend go through this and it was hard on him. He did eventually get a kidney transplant at Mayo so I am glad you are linked up with Mayo too. I wish I had the expertise to answer your question about life expectancy but I don’t. Hopefully you will get an answer here soon. Please let us know how you are doing.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @mpeters,

I can imagine how frustrating it must be to cope with recurrent UTIs! I'd like to add some basic information from Mayo Clinic, about urinary tract infections:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/basics/causes/con-20037892

We have these discussions on Connect that you may wish to view:
– Bladder surgery https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/bladder-surgery/
– UTI and Kidney function. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/uti-and-kidney-function/

I'd also like to invite @pizon @victoryohvictory @smartchick43 to share their insights, as they've all posted about recurrent UTIs on Connect. @mpeters, how are you managing your symptoms at present?

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@mpeters, How long has it been since you were at your doctor? I do not have a Mayo PCP, although I did get my transplant there. I live too far away, but my local PCP always tells me to call his office when I have a concern. He knows that I do not take overuse that option, or call him about trivial or unnecessary things. He always has provided a response or told me to come in to see him.
Rosemary

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @mpeters,

I can imagine how frustrating it must be to cope with recurrent UTIs! I'd like to add some basic information from Mayo Clinic, about urinary tract infections:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/basics/causes/con-20037892

We have these discussions on Connect that you may wish to view:
– Bladder surgery https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/bladder-surgery/
– UTI and Kidney function. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/uti-and-kidney-function/

I'd also like to invite @pizon @victoryohvictory @smartchick43 to share their insights, as they've all posted about recurrent UTIs on Connect. @mpeters, how are you managing your symptoms at present?

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I saw my pcp fairly regularly and my next appointment is in April. I saw his nurse practitioner for the uti I have right now.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @mpeters,

I can imagine how frustrating it must be to cope with recurrent UTIs! I'd like to add some basic information from Mayo Clinic, about urinary tract infections:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/basics/causes/con-20037892

We have these discussions on Connect that you may wish to view:
– Bladder surgery https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/bladder-surgery/
– UTI and Kidney function. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/uti-and-kidney-function/

I'd also like to invite @pizon @victoryohvictory @smartchick43 to share their insights, as they've all posted about recurrent UTIs on Connect. @mpeters, how are you managing your symptoms at present?

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Also, I drink a glass of Keifer every day. I have been doing this for two years.

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@kanaazpereira

Hi @mpeters,

I can imagine how frustrating it must be to cope with recurrent UTIs! I'd like to add some basic information from Mayo Clinic, about urinary tract infections:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/basics/causes/con-20037892

We have these discussions on Connect that you may wish to view:
– Bladder surgery https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/bladder-surgery/
– UTI and Kidney function. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/uti-and-kidney-function/

I'd also like to invite @pizon @victoryohvictory @smartchick43 to share their insights, as they've all posted about recurrent UTIs on Connect. @mpeters, how are you managing your symptoms at present?

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@mpeters, That is good. Your nurse practitioner (NP) is fully capable to help you. I think that if you have any problems between now and your appointment in April, that you could contact your NP.
Rosemary

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Thank you.

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Just saw an infectious disease doc at Penn for similar problem. Mine got so bad that I went into septic shock one time and ended in the ICU and the others became sepsis. Apparently I have a colonization of ecology iin either my bladder or ureathea. No decision of continuing treatment until my other docs give their opinions due to other issues.

@renarikiw

Just saw an infectious disease doc at Penn for similar problem. Mine got so bad that I went into septic shock one time and ended in the ICU and the others became sepsis. Apparently I have a colonization of ecology iin either my bladder or ureathea. No decision of continuing treatment until my other docs give their opinions due to other issues.

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@renarikiw, Thank you for sharing in this discussion. That has to have been quite a painful and frightening experience for you. It sounds promising for you that your doctor has found what is causing it.
I have experienced several uti's that were relatively minor, in comparison. I never had any until after my transplant and my required immunosuppresant medications which weaken my immune system.

How long have you been suffering with these recurring infections?
And how did you get referred to an infectious disease doctor?
Rosemary

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