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Urine infections: Should I go to the doctors? - December 25th 2013, 05:32 PM

I'm really prone to having urine infections >.> I've only started getting them since me and my boyfriend are having sex. I've noticed I'm far more likely to get one if I don't pee after sex. I have one right now and it's doing my head in. I feel like I want a pee every 10 seconds, I have an odd pain in my abdomen and my I feel a bit icky (that could be because I have a bit of a cold though)

I've had these before and I know it'll go away in a few days. My mother is telling me to go down the doctor's on Friday just in case. I hate going to the doctor's cause I'm normally waiting there for about an hour -____-


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Re: Urine infections: Should I go to the doctors? - December 25th 2013, 05:53 PM

Yes you should go.

If you keep getting them often then there's probably still some bacteria left in your system even after the symptoms go away. If you go to the doctors they can give you antibiotics to get rid of all the bacteria (as long as you take the full course!!) so that it's less likely to occur again later.

Untreated UTIs can end up causing the infection to spread all the way to the kidneys so you really should go and get some antibiotics.

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Re: Urine infections: Should I go to the doctors? - December 25th 2013, 06:06 PM

Lame I will go down the doctor's then. It's my own fault really, I was too lazy to go for a pee the other day and just fell asleep :')

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Re: Urine infections: Should I go to the doctors? - December 25th 2013, 06:07 PM

Lame I will go down the doctor's then. It's my own fault really, I was too lazy to go for a pee the other day and just fell asleep :')

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Re: Urine infections: Should I go to the doctors? - December 25th 2013, 06:12 PM

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Yes, I would go to the Doctors if I where you. I would also advise making sure you pee after you have sex, I would also advise throughly cleaning 'down there' and making sure your significant other is also cleaning down there as well.

You can start by drinking lots of water and drink cranberry juice (Makes the urine more acidic to break more of the infection up.) If you feel it is getting worse at any point that you can't wait 'til Friday. If there is a Urgent care type system (Immediate care facility, but not emergencies) Go there to get looked at.


   
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Re: Urine infections: Should I go to the doctors? - December 25th 2013, 11:24 PM

I feel quite a bit better now been drinking cranberry juice, maybe the cranberry sauce with the Christmas dinner helped too

I'll still go though to the doctor's though. I bet he's sick of seeing me. I see him for something like once a month :')


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Re: Urine infections: Should I go to the doctors? - December 31st 2013, 08:27 PM

UTIs suck! They hurt and are generally just a pain in the ass. They will keep trying to come back if you don't get yourself on antibiotics. Cranberry Supplements and Apple Cider Vinegar supplements can help too. Definitely talk to your doctor about this. Good luck, hope you feel better soon.
   
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Re: Urine infections: Should I go to the doctors? - January 1st 2014, 05:07 PM

I went and he gave me antibiotics I feel a lot better now


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Re: Urine infections: Should I go to the doctors? - January 1st 2014, 06:31 PM

I'm glad you went and he was able to help you. UTI's are common after sex for some women. It is very important you keep yourself clean down there and that if you have to go to the bathroom you go.
If UTI's are untreated you can become very sick and could end up in the hospital and in need of more treatment than antibiotics.


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