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UTI that didn't clear up momof2cali 2 kids; Roseville, California 1423 posts
30th Dec '12

I have only had one UTI in my life. I started getting symptoms about a week ago. I was put on Bactrim for 3 days, and it didn't clear up, so I had to go get a UA at the lab which my labs were:
(mine are bolded)



Component Your result Standard range Units
Glucose, UA NEGATIVE NEGATIVE
Bilirubin, UA NEGATIVE NEGATIVE mg/dL
Ketones, UA NEGATIVE NEGATIVE mg/dL
Specific gravity, UA 1.018 1.001 - 1.035
Hemoglobin,ur,ql SMALL NEGATIVE mg/dL
pH, UA 8.0 4.5 - 8.0
Protein, UA 30 0 - 9 mg/dL
Urobilinogen, UA <2.00. 0 - 2.0mg/dL
Nitrite, UA POSITIVE NEGATIVEmg/dL
LEUKOCYTE ESTERASE, UA LARGE NEGATIVE Leu/ul
Appearance, urine SLCLDY CLEAR
Color, urineYELLOWYELLOW
Specimen sourceCLEAN



So I was given a 7 day regimen of Cipro at 500mg BID (twice a day), have taken 2 pills so far and not really feeling any better. How freaking long is this going to take to go away, I'm seriously feeling desperate. i don't want to sound like a p***y, but peeing is supposed to be enjoyable :( And no I do not have an STD causing it, that was also ruled out, although it was never really an option, just ruled other shit out too.

JessiKaElizabeth Due April 28; 1 child; Ontario 14019 posts
30th Dec '12

Cipro can take about 4 days to start working. I know it's a VERY strong anti-biotic I was just on it twice before mine cleared up. Thankfully my urologist put me on monthly anti-biotics so I can prevent getting UTI's( I get more then 6 a year)

Cat Abbott 2 kids; British Columbia 1389 posts
30th Dec '12

Can take a couple days to feel better. The doctor can give you a medication called AZO that helps right away, makes your pee bright orange but stops the symptoms while you're waiting for the antibiotics to work.

momof2cali 2 kids; Roseville, California 1423 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting Mrs. Austin Carlile:" Cipro can take about 4 days to start working. I know it's a VERY strong anti-biotic I was just on it ... [snip!] ... cleared up. Thankfully my urologist put me on monthly anti-biotics so I can prevent getting UTI's( I get more then 6 a year) "


Ouch! I'm so sorry to hear you get that many!! I hope it'll knock it out the first time since I did just take a round of Bactrim, AND my insurance is discontinued January 1st and my new one doesn't kick in until mid-February. Just my luck haha...ah not really haha.
Do you take any cranberry supplements?

momof2cali 2 kids; Roseville, California 1423 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting Cat Abbott:" Can take a couple days to feel better. The doctor can give you a medication called AZO that helps right ... [snip!] ... that helps right away, makes your pee bright orange but stops the symptoms while you're waiting for the antibiotics to work."


I took AZO already last week when it was treated first and it made my crotch itchy because I took it for too long because my symptoms weren't clearing up. It doesn't so much hurt anymore as I am very aware it's there.

JessiKaElizabeth Due April 28; 1 child; Ontario 14019 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting momof2cali:" Ouch! I'm so sorry to hear you get that many!! I hope it'll knock it out the first time since I did ... [snip!] ... my new one doesn't kick in until mid-February. Just my luck haha...ah not really haha. Do you take any cranberry supplements? "


Nope, I refuse to because I have tried them in the past and they haven't worked. My urologist suggested something natural to take too but I cannot think of the name of it. I know it's not AZO or whatever it's called. I have damaged Kidney's so every time I get a UTI or a kidney infection my kidney's damage a little more. However thankfully this last UTI didn't do anything and considering all I have been through this past year with my health I am really healthy now. I WILL however drink Cranberry juice once in a while, but I have to mix it with ginger-ale or else it will sit in the fridge forever until I have to throw it out.

Cat Abbott 2 kids; British Columbia 1389 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting Mrs. Austin Carlile:" Nope, I refuse to because I have tried them in the past and they haven't worked. My urologist suggested ... [snip!] ... once in a while, but I have to mix it with ginger-ale or else it will sit in the fridge forever until I have to throw it out. "

Do you take probiotics? Because with all that going on, I would be taking handfuls.

Dayton&Bella'sMommy Due January 7 (boy); Texas 160 posts
30th Dec '12

I would get them alllllll the time not knowing at the time that i was allergic to LATEX condoms..wtf.. So yea i know a thing or two about this subject lol and it does take maybe 4 days with out other meds for the pain ..i was always given an antibiotic along with PHENAZOPYRIDINE HCL

momof2cali 2 kids; Roseville, California 1423 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting Mrs. Austin Carlile:" Nope, I refuse to because I have tried them in the past and they haven't worked. My urologist suggested ... [snip!] ... once in a while, but I have to mix it with ginger-ale or else it will sit in the fridge forever until I have to throw it out. "


I've had glomerularnephritis a few times. But never started as a UTI just straight to my kidneys, the first time was when I was 3. I know all the protein in my urine means my kidneys aren't up to par right now. But I'm peeing clear again and alot at one time. I really hate antibiotics. I love cranberry juice, I'm weird. I have chugged a bottle the past two days and took a cranberry supplement today and will start doing so daily. :(

JessiKaElizabeth Due April 28; 1 child; Ontario 14019 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting Cat Abbott:" Do you take probiotics? Because with all that going on, I would be taking handfuls."



I make sure I do because I am on anti-biotics daily for it. I am honestly just glad my urologist put me on something so I don't have to run to my family doctor every time I get an infection. Plus I am on high blood pressure medication and thyroid medication. I eat pretty healthy too though.

JessiKaElizabeth Due April 28; 1 child; Ontario 14019 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting momof2cali:" I've had glomerularnephritis a few times. But never started as a UTI just straight to my kidneys, the ... [snip!] ... I'm weird. I have chugged a bottle the past two days and took a cranberry supplement today and will start doing so daily. :("


You are weird :P I can't stand the taste of it. Make sure that it's pure cranberry though not cranberry cocktail lol

momof2cali 2 kids; Roseville, California 1423 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting Mrs. Austin Carlile:" You are weird :P I can't stand the taste of it. Make sure that it's pure cranberry though not cranberry cocktail lol "


Yea it's 100%, no other juices or sugar added ;)