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Recurrent UTI

I'm a 19 year old female suffering from recurrent UTIs. Can somebody please tell how to cure a UTI like mine besides the use of antibiotics?
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Hi,
I had given in both, midstream and urethral washings, both of which showed traces of white blood cells. Can you please tell me what this means?
Thanks.
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Hello,
From the symptoms the possibilities of UTI and kidney stones have been ruled out by urine tests and ultrasound. It is important to rule out any bladder infection as well. Also urethral syndrome or urethritis has to be ruled out. It is a primarily female syndrome in which women suffer from irritative bladder symptoms (urinary frequency, urgency, burning , and a hesitant or slowed urinary stream) in the absence of any objective urologic findings. In this the diagnosis can be made only by the proper collections of urine specimens from both the urethra and the bladder. These specimens will reveal the presence of white blood cells in the urethral washings, while the midstream (bladder) specimen will be free of cells.
I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
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Hi, thank you.
Looks like nothing has gotten better for me. What should the next step be?
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Hello,
My culture showed no growth and the Ultrasound was also clear.
I feel pain during and after urination.
I also took cranberry supplements but they just made it worse. What would the next step be?
Please help. Antibiotics haven't been working.

Thank you.
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Hello,
Recurrent urine infections could be due to various reasons. Most common cause is stones in kidney which is blocking urine pathway. Other causes are changing sexual partners frequently, pregnancy, diabetes and of course childhood infections. The urine can also be due to retention of urine anywhere in its flow due t obstruction. The obstruction can be due to abnormality of structures since birth, stones.

So you should get a ultrasound, CT scan done and also some urine and blood tests. Avoid taking pain pills. Drink about 2-3 liters of water in a day.  

I hope it helps. Take care and regards.

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Hello, i know this might sound like a no brainer but pushing alot of water helps lower the risk for infection.  Also, you might ask your doctor to put you on a daily dose of antibiotics such as Macdrodantin 100mg or Keflex 500mg to help prevent further urinary tract infections.  Hope this helps.
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