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    Angry My never ending UTI problem

    This is probably the third time I post a thread of my recurrent UTI.
    Been to the rehabilitation center for one month, they did a urodynamics and said i had a neurogenic bladder that could be treated with Vesicare 20mg twice daily easily.

    As for the infection they checked my Urine Culture and prescribed 5 days of Ciproxin twice daily.
    2 days after i finished the cure the leakage and pain started once again so they ran another urine culture.

    This time they said i should take Augmentin twice daily for 13 days and so i did. My state started getting better but as soon as i finished the problems started all over. Now im 4 days off the antibiotics and have leaked all day with crazy spasms and abdominal contractions.
    Tomorrow im going to do another culture to see whats showed up this time. Most of the time it has been something like Coli but hasnt made any difference for me.

    Dont know if my doctors are useless or my case is smth strange but i think there should be a cure.
    Cant go on like this

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    Have your doctors tested for bladder stones?

    Here are imaging tests that your doctors should consider:

    • Computerized tomography (CT). CT uses X-rays and computers to quickly scan and provide clear images of the inside of your body. CT can detect even very small stones and is considered one of the most sensitive tests for identifying all types of bladder stones.
    • Ultrasound. An ultrasound, which bounces sound waves off organs and structures in your body to create pictures, can help your doctor detect bladder stones.
    • X-ray. An X-ray of your kidneys, ureters and bladder helps your doctor determine whether stones are present in your urinary system. But some types of stones aren't visible on conventional X-rays.

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    I have done something like this where they put contrast in my veins and did a 30 min scanner on my abdominal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martiniani77 View Post
    I have done something like this where they put contrast in my veins and did a 30 min scanner on my abdominal.
    So they didn't find stones?

    How do you manage your bladder?

    There is a thread running concurrently with yours dealing with the very same difficulties you are having. I have written a long post there. See: http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...rated-and-lost

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    They didnt find stones. I do intermittent catheterisations.
    Try to keep it 4x daily now 7/13/19/1. With the infection actualy one or two more.
    The thread was similar with mine for real but didnt find any useful tip.

    Today talked with the medic that is following and she suggested i use Monuril to disinfect the bladder for 2 days at night to save some time until the culture analyse shows up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martiniani77 View Post
    They didnt find stones. I do intermittent catheterisations.
    Try to keep it 4x daily now 7/13/19/1. With the infection actualy one or two more.
    The thread was similar with mine for real but didnt find any useful tip.

    Today talked with the medic that is following and she suggested i use Monuril to disinfect the bladder for 2 days at night to save some time until the culture analyse shows up.
    There may be some value to asking you physician about daily Gentamicin washes. Many here have found them to be very helpful.
    Gentamicin threads on Care Cure Community:
    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...ght=gentamicin
    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...ght=gentamicin

    Do you reuse your catheters or do you use a new one each time? In the United States most insurance companies pay for 200 intermittent catheters per month and we don't reuse catheters like we did, even just 5 years ago.

    How much urine do you get out of your bladder with each cath? If you have volumes over 500 ml with each cath, you need to cath more often to keep volumes in the bladder lower between caths. Six caths a day may be better for your bladder health.

    Reviewing your technique for cathing may help to make sure your are using as clean a technique as possible.

    Consider seeing an infectious disease doctor. I find that doctors in this specialty are more adept at prescribing antibiotics than others.

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    Hi Gjnl .
    Thanks for your information it is higly valued.
    Currently im using condom catheters as a precaution between catheterisations since 6 hours are a long time. Most of the times I void 100 to 150 when im full and there is no more than 300 left inside.
    Bottom line , as soon as I go to 300/350 I start urinating but I cant manage to empty it all because when it reduced to 300 the feeling of urinating goes away.
    Im using single use Coloplast Speedicath 12ch . try to keep it at no more than 4 times a day.

    Ive been living in Italy for 1 year. No more suffering in Albania....
    Doctors are better, catheters and other accesories are all given by the government but still this infection doesnt seem to go away easy.

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    Try asking your Doctor for medication to raise the ph in your urine.

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    To throw in my two cents, I had done an ultrasound to check for stones when I had recurrent UTIs and it didn't show anything. I eventually went in for a Cystoscopy and found 13 bladder stones. You seem to have gone through a more thorough scan, so this is probably not the problem, but wanted to throw it out there. The doc removed the stones during the cystoscopy and I have been UTI free ever since (5ish years). I also do intermittent, but I use a sterile kit every time so there is much less risk of bacteria.

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