Anal = UTI?

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  1. foreverLost

    foreverLost New Member

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    Ive been prone to UTI's since i was a baby, but in the past few years ive gotten them more often due to being active. Well i also find that EVERYTIME i have any anal play, i get a UTI 3 days later. Now this is a no-brainer.... anal = bacteria = infections.... yes, but i make sure to clean up right after, and go pee to expell any bacteria in urinary track... i still get them.... any suggestions - besides cranberry juice? anyone else have this problem?

    Im just sick of going to the doctor every few months for the same thing. And its not somthing that they will give you a few doses for.. they only give you enough to treat it once.

    a little bit of an embaressing subject, but its getting annoying, so why not ask :hsd:
     
  2. Cerridwen

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    If you have a lot of reoccuring infections you need to see a bladder specialist (can't think of their name right now).
    Personally I have to take two doses of antibiotics after any type of intercourse. You don't neccesarily have to tell your doctor it is anal, but you can mention to him/her that it is sexually related. Preventative antibiotics was a last resort for me, but after years of suffering repeated infections I am very glad we took that step.
     
  3. foreverLost

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    A Uroligist(sp?) Im making an appointment tomarrow! thankyou
     
  4. Sionell89

    Sionell89 I grew up when I wasn't looking

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    If you're getting those kind of infections, I would definately make sure I see a specialist. It sounds to me that you have something else going on that flairs up and that the bacteria infection is a secondary one.

    Folks, so NOT get hooked on antibotics. People don't realize we are in a worse position than we were a 100 years ago when we didn't have antibiotics. We have abused these miracle drugs so badly that we now have SUPER bacteria. You will get to a point that the bacteria will kill you because they are completely resistent to the antibiotic. It's a real problem today. We aren't developing enough alternatives to get the resistent guys. It's very scary.
     
  5. Cerridwen

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    Sionelli, sometimes people don't have a choice. My choice is to either get (literally) 2 UTIs a MONTH! (I had 18 in one YEAR) or to take preventative antibiotics. As I said it was a last resort for me also. I have had multiple tests and seen specialists. When nothing else works, what are you going to do?
     
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    Sionell89 I grew up when I wasn't looking

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    Pray. See another specialist. And another, until you get the problem solved. Taking antibiotics seems to me to be the easy way out for your doctor. Remember, doctors are people too and half of them graduated at the bottom of their class. They aren't immune to complacency or running out of ideas.

    Like I said, seems to me something else is going on. Of course, it's your life to live, but my experience says sometimes you have to be pushy and keep getting new opinions. I had a similar problem with my ears. I did 8 rounds in 10 months. Dealt with delibitating vertigo for 2 years. Loss of hearing. I saw many doctors and finally got one who was willing to do something about it. It took a huge risk on my part, but we got the problem solved, but only after exploratory surgery. There had been no way of knowing what the problem was until I had the surgery.

    Personally, from what you said, I would be scared witless that you're stuck on antibiotics for this problem. If and when something else serious comes along, I would brace yourself to have that doctor say "I'm sorry, I've done all I can, but we don't have another antibiotic to give you."
     
  7. Cerridwen

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    No offense, but I've seen specialists. I've seen many doctors. I've had tests. I've tried herbal things. I stay as clean as possible, uritinating before an after intercourse. I drink cranberry juice etc. Taking two single pills after sex is not a big concern to me. Having to take repeated full courses of antibiotics almost constantly IS. Knowing that there are already antibiotics that do not clear full blown infections for me, that IS a concern. So while you may see it as unneccesary antibiotic use, I would much prefer dealing with this than the huge amount of UTIs and antibiotics I USED to have to take (not to mention the yeast infections that come with!). It is NOT my simply giving up as you seem to be implying (forgive me if you are not), but my actually finding something that works. I CREDIT my doctors for all that they have done in attempt to find something (ANYTHING!) at all wrong with me. I credit them with the fact that this WAS a last resort.
     

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