Frequent Urinary Tract Infection After Catheterization
Jul 18, 2015
I'm a 20 year old female, I had a nose operation and came out with a Catheter from the hospital as I was unable to pee after my op. I had been getting urine infection almost every second week with the Catheter. I finally got that out at the end of June and following a failed twc I was taught self catheterisation.
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2 days later I ended up in hospital unable to perform it where they drained my bladder for me. I was then released 5 days later managing to catheterise myself.
After coming out of hospital I have been getting these sharp pains I my sides, initially just my left side but know my right side under my ribs and goes round to my back. I went to the doctors on Monday and showed I had a severe urine infection... I was given ciprofloxacin 500mg and tramadol 50mg 4 times a day... I also was told my kidneys were a bit inflamed.
I went back on Friday as I was feeling worse! They done a dip test which showed no infection but was sent to the lab anyway, I was taken of the tramadol and put on paracetamol and codeine if I needed it (which I do) I have now been constipated since Monday as well!
I'm still getting this horrible sharp pain in my sides and lower back as well as very nauseous ( not been sick though) and extremely tired all the time. I'm getting really sick of it all now and just don't know what to do nothing is taking the pain away, any suggestions would be great! I'm sick of constant visits to the doctor but don't seem to get anywhere with them.
For about a week now, I've experienced a slight itch and sometimes a strange smell with my urine. However, if I drink a lot of water, my urine is normal despite the slight itch that stays there after urination. Nothing is unbearable. I'm not super uncomfortable. I've been drinking a ton of water, so I'm not sure if my frequent urination is due to water consumption or a possible UTI. My gyno has told me that I do produce a more than normal amount of yeast, but I've never had a yeast infection. I've also never had a UTI.
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I feel fine. No cramping. No pain. No nausea.
Is this a UTI or yeast infection? Could it be something else?
My vagina has been burning every day sometimes and sometimes when I pee too. Sometimes it's not so bad and other times like now I feel like my vagina is on fire and I have bad odor coming from down there too and I am virgin it gets worst when I am pleasuring myself I need ....
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Stones (calculi) are hard particle that form in the urinary tract and may cause pain, bleeding, or an infection or block of the flow of urine. can Urinary tract infection affected to the kidneys and may enlarge in a ureter or the bladder. so can , UTI causes of kidney stone??
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For the past few weeks I've been dealing with what I thought was a possible UTI. I haven't had pain, but feel the need to urinate after just going to the the restroom. However, I keep testing negative for nitrates, LEU and protein on a dipstick. I also tested negative in the doctor's office and was prescribed ABs that didn't seem to do much.
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Is it possible to test negative so many times and still have an infection? Or could this be something else?
I'm 36-year old male and about 3-weeks ago I went to my doctor with typical flu-like symptoms. He informed me I had a Respiratory Tract Infection and prescribed some antibiotics and pain killers which I took over the course of the following week. The problem did not clear-up and, after developing a chesty cough and severe pain in one ear, I returned to the doctor who then told me the infection had most likely spread to my chest and most certainly into my ears - particularly my left one. He prescribed stronger antibiotics and pain killers and a nasal steroid spray, all of which again I took religiously over the following week once again.
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Although my cough and general flu symptoms have pretty much cleared up, for the past week or so I have been left with almost complete loss of hearing in my left ear. It feels as if there's still a wee bit of pressure both in and around the ear itself with a sort of numbness when i touch the skin on my face and head around the ear. This extends in to my hairline, over my left cheek and a short distance down my neck below my ear. There's also a small amount of ringing from within the ear and it sounds as if I'm hearing things "internally" all the time. Hard to explain but extremely frustrating and my concern is that the infection has somehow managed to damage my hearing permanently.
Okay so First off I'm 16 and I used to only have to go pee 1-3 times a day and I haven't had to wake up in the night to go for years. But suddenly the past 2 months I've had to go much more frequently, every hour or two. I wake up almost every night having to go, sometimes even up to 3 times. I still drink the same amount as before and have the same if not healthier diet, and I'm a very active person. I'm out of state at the moment so I can't see my doctor but any ideas or anyone been through the same thing?
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Does anyone else have problems with frequent loo trips? And abdominal pain and discomfort? I do day and night. My GP doesn't really know what to do surprise surprise. I've pushed for and had lower and upper abdominal ultrasounds as well as gynae ultrasounds and an abdominal/liver MRI. Ans also gastroscopy. I'm just wondering if it could be at all head related. I've seen a live doc and they don't think it's liver related though turns out I do have gastritis. I don't know what else to do. Pain doc (for head) incidentally referring me to anish bhara at queen's square. Also have back pain problems with my SI joint which may be related to abdominal pain or some of it anyway. Also seeing CFS clinic for first time on 28th and am a longterm chronic migraineur. Sorry for long post just getting desperate and trying to think round things.
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After doing the best I can to ferret out the risks vs benefits of cardiac catheterization. 92% of my brain says, "No." That niggling 8% is a real pain.
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I am female. I am over 60. I have not had a myocardial infarction, (that they're telling me about anyway). I have some stress wall hypertrophy, but that's pretty much it. If I could get the physicians/cardiologists, to give me better evidence of need for such an invasive procedure, I might consider it...however...
I know me. Just having the procedure would be psychologically, and, therefore, physically, ruinous. I think I understand - but who can understand this really - that choosing not to have the catheterization, and whatever may happen as a result, means I might sign out quite unexpected. But is this a better way to live? I think so.
I have not felt "well" for at 7 years. (I'll spare you the ailments). However, I don't get colds, flu (no vaccinations)...I don't have hypertension. I'm told I have angina, but I am convinced that the post-meal sensations I get are due to gastric/diaphragm...more on that order of things. I don't have frank chest "pain."
I'm figuring that it will be a complete crapshoot to refuse the catheterization, but I am 100% certain, that there is a better chance of me surviving an invasive procedure if I don't die before I have it, then lending myself to what looks like a never-ending routine of invasive procedures.
What I'm currently hoping for, but have been unable to get, is a cardiologist who will agree to fully monitor me; one who truly understands the various medications available and who would find one that is best suited for this particular body, and who considers cardiac catheterization, et al, a last resort, rather than a first. (Nice fantasy).
So far, I've had the general practitioner I see, attempt to scare the hell out of me without telling me on what evidence he was doing so. (I would change to another GP if there was another one around). That kind of tactic is not only useless, but demoralizing. When it comes to "heart," demoralization can, without a doubt, lead to "heart trouble."
Since I posted a thread about self-catheterization -- more formally called Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC) -- there have been a few different discussions on the topic in various threads. I thought it might make sense to bring those discussions over to a dedicated thread. With that in mind, I will summarize and/or copy and paste some of what was said before into this thread for better continuity.
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My story in a nutshell. 68 years old with BPH probably since my late 20’s. Watch and Wait strategy with on-and-off trials of Tamsulosin (Flomax) with poor results. Symptoms were the normal retention issues resulting in frequent urination with incomplete emptying, urgency, and having to go to the bathroom at night in increasing frequencies. Near the end, two or three uti’s per year often accompanied by gross hematuria (bleeding).
Two years ago things got significantly worse and I couldn’t urinate on my own without physically pushing against my bladder (Crede Maneuver). That led to another trip to the urologist where ultrasound showed significant retention and hydronephrosis (water in the kidneys). I was told I needed an operation (this facility primarily did Turps) but first I had to rehabilitate my bladder because at the time it was too flaccid (stretched) for a good surgical outcome. I was given the choice of wearing a Foley Catheter for six weeks, or a program of self-catheterization (CIC) in order to decompress the bladder. I chose CIC so I didn’t have to wear a Foley 24/7, and also because I felt it put me more in control.
Six weeks later my bladder was rehabilitated to the extent they could do a Turp, and the hydronephrosis was gone. After doing some research and a lot of thinking I decided to put off the Turp due to the potential of irreversible side effects, primarily retrograde ejaculation. Two years later, I am still doing CIC while waiting for newer procedures with better outcomes and fewer side effects.
I will detail my experiences with CIC in following posts -- but to summarize, once mastered, it’s a painless five minute procedure that allows you to empty your bladder completely any time you want. With CIC, I therefore have no retention issues, no urgency, and in most cases sleep 6-8 hours through the night without having to get up and go to the bathroom. No UTI’s in over 18 months. And because my bladder has been partially rehabilitated, I can urinate normally about 50% of the time without using the Crede maneuver. My IPSS Score (International Prostate Symptom Score) would be Zero (the best), albeit with a little mechanical assist.
As of now, nothing that I have read about the various current procedures has tempted me to have an operation. That could, or could not change, in the future, but the nice thing about CIC is that you can stop it any time you want with no repercussions. The caveat is that CIC should be done under the supervision of a doctor who will monitor your BPH as required. Similar to seeing a doctor on a regular basis during a Watch n’ Wait BPH strategy.
I know many of you here have already had operations like Turp, and in most cases people seem pleased with the outcomes. CIC certainly isn’t’ for everyone, and I can understand why someone does not want to carry around a urinary “tool box” with them. On the other hand, with practice, it’s not the traumatic and scary procedure some think. I can honestly say right now that for me it’s about as traumatic as brushing my teeth.
I’m offering my experiences and thoughts on CIC for any of those who haven’t yet made up their mind on an operation. It even can make sense for those of you who don’t need an operation yet, but want to increase their IPSS quality of life score. In fact, wish I had done CIC earlier while on Watchful Waiting. Didn’t realize how much BPH had been affecting me for most of my adult life until I was able to empty my bladder completely.
CIC doesn’t have to be a permanent solution, it could just part of a waiting strategy like I’m on, until better surgical operations are developed with better outcomes and fewer permanent side effects.
For any number of reasons, the majority of urologists don’t seem to offer CIC as an alternative to surgery. My current urologist doesn’t as far as I know, but he’s OK with what I’m doing because it works for me. So, either you have to find a urologist you can convince to go along, or go to some of the major teaching hospitals where CIC is probably more in use and better understood. That is where I was taught, albeit not very well, but that is another story.
I have had an issue of painful mouth sores for well over a year. They appear in my cheeks, the sides of my tongue and my gums below my front teeth. Today my tongue feels very raw. I have seen a Dentist, Periodontist, Endocrinologist, Rheumatologist, Oncologist and gastroenterologist as well as my family doctor over the past year. I have GI problems that have led me to some of these doctors but I have discussed the mouth problems with every one of them and no one can help me! On Tuesday I had a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis looking for a tumor because of some troubling results from numerous blood tests. They did not find a tumor but found spots on my liver. I will return on June 24th and 25th for an MRI of my kidney and pancreas plus a test where they will put a tube with a tiny camera down my throat to look around. I was told that I have inflammation all throughout my digestive system. It is the oncologist that is ordering these tests because he's still concerned in spite of the good CT scan. He is the only doctor that I didn't really discuss the mouth sores with and I'm wondering if all the GI tract issues that I have couldn't be the same thing that is causing my mouth sores? Like some acid or something my body is producing that is causing it. Oh, I left one doctor out, I don't even remember his specialty but he did a biopsy on my mouth and that was clear. Do any of these symptoms together ring a bell with anyone? Also has anyone had a successful prescription or home remedy to heal or at least relieve the pain from these sores?
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I had Peritonitis 8 days ago so had my Appendix removed Laparoscopically. It took 5 days for me to have a bowel motion...if you can call it that! For the 1st couple of days when I guess my bowels were 'waking up' was getting really sore cramps. Now after I eat I have the sense of urgency to go, and then have some pains which go after I have been to the toilet. Is this normal and will it get better, or is my digestive track in turmoil like IBS? It's only early days so I'm hoping it's all normal and will get better with time.
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I had a heart catherization done in may 2014 and all was normal thank god now my question is what are the chances are for a person with mirmal heart cath to develop a heart attack , and can it happen withen a year from the cath please ?
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I recently left hospital and during my stay had a catheter inserted, since returning home I am suffering from bouts of weeing in my sleep. Is this normal and will it pass?
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Friend had stroke end of jan. He's now having serious retention problems. Drs not sure if it is neurological or physical. He's trying to urinate every 10 mins with acute pain. If it's neurological I wouldn't have thought he was trying to void. He's had a urethral catheter in since stroke till a few weeks ago and now got a convince catheter. Problem has got increasingly worse over last few months and last week extremely worse. He's due to go into hospital on Monday if bed available for other treatment. Today though I may insist on him going down to a&e as the pain is now getting much worse. He's even on morphine for other issues and pain goes beyond this. Any thoughts?
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After taking Fluoxetine for 2 months now, I have had a number of episodes of urinary incontinence.After searching the Internet, I found a number of sites connecting the two.Has anybody taking Fluoxetine also had this problem? I Would rather have severe depression than incontinence
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In October last year I had a urethral dilatation after suffering from continual uti's which my urologist said was due to a narrow urethra.Since then I have had a number of episodes of incontinence both urge and stress which is making my life hell.
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Has this happened to anybody else?.The infections have stopped but the incontinence is far worse
For the past 1 week i suffer from sharp pain inside my cervix and its pain after urinating..and need to urinate more often..
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Just wondered if anyone has had these injections, can't seem to find out any information about them. Already had tvt surgery which was unsuccessful so really want more information before I have another procedure.
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Doc changed my BP tabs to Doxazosin recently as the amlodipine caused me dreadful muscle pain. However... since I've been on Doxazosin I have developed urinary incontinence. Not happy! It's worse in the morning after I've taken the tablet 2mg. Gets a bit better as the day goes on. Anybody else had this effect?
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I've noticed in the last couple of months every now and then I have urinary incontinence. It's not a massive amount but it's more just embarrassing because I don't realise it has happened. I'm 25. Any ideas on what could cause this?
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