BV and UTI sufferers?

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Anyone here has BV with frequent UTIs? My BV always triggers UTI, as soon as BV starts I get a full blown UTI, especially right after period or after sex. Sometimes it's hard to tell which one comes first, BV or UTI because the symptoms are so intense!!!

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    I've definitely felt UTI like symptoms but I just try to keep on the probiotics and the cranberry supplements for UTIs and I've been ok as far as getting a UTI. Still have the BV though.....

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    I suffer from both as well sad it seems that my UTIs trigger my BV. Just cured yet another UTI but now having BV symptoms. I just bought some probiotics from Amazon and will start taking them daily, crossing my fingers! 
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      Hi Anna,

      I did some research, BV and UTI go hand in hand. Our urinary tract has a dormant  E coli bacteria naturally, and presence of BV gets into the bladder since female urethra is so close to our female system, and triggers E coli starting a UTI. So it's a very sad and vicious cycle!  I'm battling a very painful and bad UTI right now, always get them right after my period after a BV fare up begins. Have you tried taking D Mannose and cranberry supplement daily? D Mannose always does magic at flushing the bladder and making it better.

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      Ugh so frustrating! I really hope you recover from your UTI quickly! They’re such a pain sad I do take D Mannose everyday to try to prevent them. When I do have UTIs I feel it really helps bring the infection down though it doesn’t get rid of it completely.  I have the AZO cranberry pills but I only take them when I remember, I need to work on that lol. Still experimenting what I can do to help with the UTI issue because I seem to get them every 2-3 months. If you have any suggestions please share! smile 
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      Thank you very much, I hope you find a relief from your UTIs as well! I drink 9 glasses of water per day and 16 oz  of cranberry juice every day. However, buying the juice can get expensive, so D Mannose with cranberry is a much cheaper alternative. I just discovered a very good brand on Amazon to take on a daily basis, it's a maximum strength D Mannose with cranberry and vitamin C built-in from Divine Bounty brand. But what I really feel keeps my UTIs in check is whenever I take Garden of Life Women's probiotics daily because every time I stop taking them UTIs always come back aggressively. However, unfortunately I think in our case they are always triggered by the underlying BV condition because the infection gets into the bladder and until BV is eradicated UTIs always find a way to come back!  

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    Please see an Internal Medicine doctor so you can be referred to a Urologist!!
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