“WHY ME AGAIN AND AGAIN???”

“WHY ME AGAIN AND AGAIN????”

Frequently patients are coming to opd’s very distressed with burning micturition again and again and they are losing their productive hours in visiting clinics. Here are few tips to reduce these distressing symptoms and you can save your productive hours

What is recurrent UTI?

UTI that develops within 2 weeks of treated UTI with new infection or by original uropathogen.

What is the incidence of recurrent UTI?

0.3 -7.6 Episodes / year. Most recurrent infections are from bacteria colonizing the faecal / periuretheral reservoir.

What are the symptoms of UTI?

Dysuria/frequency/urgency/hematuria/backpain/costovertebral-angle tenderness/absence of vaginal discharge and irritation.

Why is this happening again and again?

If you are having frequent sex, using spermicides and diaphragms for contraception, you are having focus for it like calculus, abscess, cystic disease, douches.

How can I prevent it?

Stay well hydrated, void regularly, avoid douches, scented bubble bath, void immediately after coitus, wear loose undergarments, practice basic restroom hygiene like washing your private area from front to back and never vice versa, eat vitamin –C rich foods.

Does this have any relation with menstruation or my partner?

Yes, very well, if your menstrual or sexual hygiene is poor, then you are likely to suffer from recurrent UTI.

What should I do, if I am the victim for it?

You can start 3-day antibiotics therapy with flouroquinolones all by yourself, but if you are not relieved then consult your consultant and get yourself investigated and treated. Also you can have cranberry juice or tablets.

What are the mandatory investigations for me?

Urine routine, microscopy and culture.

What is the carry home message?

THE CARRY HOME MESSAGE IS TO KEEP YOURSELF WELL HYDRATED AND HAVE GOOD MENSTRUAL AND SEX HYGEINE………..

KEY WORDS;

Recurrent, UTI, hydration, hygiene ,message.

 

 

WHY ME AGAIN AND AGAIN????

Frequently patients are coming to opd’s very distressed with burning micturition again and again and they are losing their productive hours in visiting clinics. Here are few tips to reduce these distressing symptoms and you can save your productive hours

What is recurrent UTI?

UTI that develops within 2 weeks of treated UTI with new infection or by original uropathogen.

What is the incidence of recurrent UTI?

0.3 -7.6 Episodes / year. Most recurrent infections are from bacteria colonizing the faecal / periuretheral reservoir.

What are the symptoms of UTI?

Dysuria/frequency/urgency/hematuria/backpain/costovertebral-angle tenderness/absence of vaginal discharge and irritation.

Why is this happening again and again?

If you are having frequent sex, using spermicides and diaphragms for contraception, you are having focus for it like calculus, abscess, cystic disease, douches.

How can I prevent it?

Stay well hydrated, void regularly, avoid douches, scented bubble bath, void immediately after coitus, wear loose undergarments, practice basic restroom hygiene like washing your private area from front to back and never vice versa, eat vitamin –C rich foods.

 

Does this have any relation with menstruation or my partner?

Yes, very well, if you’re menstrual or sexual hygiene is poor, then you are likely to suffer from recurrent UTI.

What should I do, if I am the victim for it?

You can start 3-day antibiotics therapy with flouroquinolones all by yourself, but if you are not relieved then consult your consultant and get yourself investigated and treated. Also you can have cranberry juice or tablets.

What are the mandatory investigations for me?

Urine routine, microscopy and culture.

What is the carry home message?

THE CARRY HOME MESSAGE IS TO KEEP YOURSELF WELL HYDRATED AND HAVE GOOD MENSTRUAL AND SEX HYGEINE………..

KEY WORDS;

Recurrent, UTI, hydration, hygiene ,message.

 

 

 

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