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Nearly constant urinary tract infections?

By Anonymous January 30, 2009 - 1:07pm
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I suffer from a nearly constant UTI (Urinary tract infection). My doctor has told me that it is probably because I have a lot of sex (with one partner) and sex changes the pH of the vagina. She gave me a bunch of things do that would hopefully stop the UTI from coming back, such as urinating right after sex and making sure everything is well lubricated. I've also taken medications, but it only seems to solve the problem for a few days.


Does this happen to anybody else? And if it has, how did you get rid of it? Or am I doomed to have to urinate ever five seconds for the rest of my life?

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(reply to Anonymous)

Hi Genya,
You definitely are on to something thinking it is about immunity and bacterial (organism) balance. Probiotics either ingested by mouth in pill form or via yogurt, etc. or taken in suppository form (used vaginally), have been said to help fight frequent infection, because they help promote good bacteria growth "down there". It's important to have balance of those organisms, and not just in your gut.
Thought this article posted last year may interest you regarding recurrent UTI:
Here's one about the cranberries:
Thank you for your comment.

September 27, 2010 - 1:15pm
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Try probiotics. I had the same issue. Also, D-Mannose is supposed to help if you feel one coming on.

January 30, 2009 - 1:11pm
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