I am a 22-y.o. female with a history of chronic UTIs. My first UTI was around the age of 13, and since becoming sexually active my number of UTIs has skyrocketed. In the past year, I have had 6 or 7 UTIs. I have talked with my OB/GYN about this as well as a urologist specializing in women's urology. The prognosis: There's not a whole lot I can do about these recurrent issues other than be reactionary with antibiotics on hand at all times and a nice stock of Azo.
My question lies here-I always seem to be either on a course of antibiotics or in the waiting period for the antibiotics to clear my system so I can resume having sex without backup protection. I am in a long-term monogamous relationship with the love of my life, and this has put a serious damper on our intimacy. Am I doomed to have to use backup protection for the rest of my life (or at least until I am ready to conceive)?
Also, is there a better, proactive option for these UTIs? I am also currently taking a cranberry supplement, but have not noticed any serious improvements.
Thank you in advance!
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