Posted by ainsleigh @ainsleigh, Apr 11, 2018

FYI- This may or may not be helpful but to prevent urinary tract infections my doctor advised me to shower only (no baths) and to use unscented soap. I use Dove. Have not had a UTI since following her suggestions.


Hello, @7continents and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You’ve come to the right place to talk with people who have similar experiences with health and to get support from members who understand what you are going through. It sounds like you were able to eliminate UTIs for a while, and using cranberry juice might have helped. I would like to invite @contentandwell @lisalucier @misssassy into the conversation. You mentioned that you clean your pessary nightly, and I know they can be the cause of UTI’s (https://urologyaustin.com/female-urology/pessary/). Did your provider mention a relationship between the two?

I also wanted to let you know that Connect has a group called Kidney & Bladder. There are a few discussions you might want to check out. Here is the link: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/kidney-conditions/

Are you planning on going back on cranberry juice, or what did you and your provider decide?

Looking forward to reading more of your posts,

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@kellyhahn1 @7continents I'm sorry that I can be of no help. I have had three real UTIs in my life. One was just that, a UTI, cause unknown. The other two were from having Botox injections for urinary incontinence. All were cleared up by antibiotics so were not a big problem.

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