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So I’m struggling to understand what is happening with my body at the moment and I am terrified. I have had a total of 7 uti’s in the past 10 years, but have had them on and off since I was 3 years old. The ages I’ve had them are 3 (multiple), 9 (multiple), 11 (most painful I’ve ever had), 12, 15, 20 (x3) and 21. Ultra sounds when I was younger found nothing wrong. However, since I was 11, after a very painful infection, I have these flare ups that feel like minor infections and are just really irritable, but aren’t infections at all. Nothing is found in the samples. They can last from five minutes after I go to the toilet to up to a few days. They scare me a lot because I fear they may turn into a full blown infection. Is it possible that the horrible infection I had at age 11 could have caused some internal damage to cause these flare ups?
I refuse to take antibiotics when I don’t know for sure if I have an infection as my biggest fear is the bacteria becoming resistant. My doctor did say that the amount of urinary tract infections I’ve had will not cause bacteria to become resistant and it has to be more frequent. What do you guys think? I was also wondering if anyone has experienced this issue before? I would see a specialist but here in Australia it’s too expensive for students and I currently don’t have the money to do it. I’ve chewed a couple of garlic cloves for now to see if that helps and have also drank a lot of lemon tea. Lemon although acidic when ingested has alkaline properties after digestion.
Anyway I would really appreciate any opinion thrown my way about what is in this discussion. Thank you!!
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