i am 20 yrs of age and have been getting UTI infections since i was 16 i think the antibiotics have been taking is no longer workin
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 20
antibiotics i have been to a natural path change my diet do all the hygenic things they say to help prevent
Greetings,Which tests did you have? When did you last consult doctor?Regards.
The doctors in Katanning havent sent me of for some tests i have had urine tests and they put me on antibiotics
last consult with the doctor was monday and have been on antibiotics for a week and there have been no changes its still painfull
Was a culture of urine taken?
ive had a test sent away waiting for the results to come back
Thank you for the input.The urinary tract infection occurs when bacteria gets entry through the urethra. This can also occur from infection through blood but this is uncommon. In case of females the chances of urine infection is more as woman's urethra is much shorter than a man's, so bacteria have less distance to travel from outside the body to the bladder. In female the position of urethra close to vagina & anus also facilitates bacteria to enter the bladder. Sexual intercourse can precipitate the infection. Some preventive measures are taking plenty of fluid, wiping from front to back when using restroom, using shower rather than tub, urinating frequently rather than to hold it for long time, avoiding deodorant sprays or douches in the genital regions. As you are suffering for many years, you should have a referral for an urologist. If no other significant cause is detected sometimes antibiotics like trimethoprim, nitrofurantoin are prescribed in low dose for long time to prevent recurrent infection. If you have any query, please feel free to ask.It will be my privilege to assist you. Regards.
25 years of experience as doctor