Uti symptoms are mostly gone except for...

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My uti horrible burning pain symptoms are just about gone. The urgency is still there.  Is that normal?  It still kind of hurts to pee as well.  Like as if I held it in for a long time, then finally got to the toilet, and it kind of hurts.  I’m happy the burning is gone, but is the urgency part of the uti?  Or am I just getting old?  52. 😢

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    Hi Audrey,

    I just noticed no one replied to you so thought I'd have a go!

    52 isn't old looking from my side of 64, but I have for years (at least 12!) had constant feelings of irritation - a bit like thrush but not thrush.  The gynae-man said it was my tissues thinning as I had early menopause and I just needed some oestrogen cream to apply every now and then.  I still use it but now ring the changes with coconut oil which also helps since I don't like to use the hormone cream too much.  I've also got hormone pessaries to keep the whole works in good shape but I use them less then the recommended once a week.

    Telling you this as I often wonder if a lot of women asking about irritation and other feelings are assuming it's bladder and urine related wheras it might be something else.  I knew it wasn't a UTI when I first had it as I was plagued with them many years ago.

    I do get urgency, especially in the mornings which I can probably put down to lots of tea and coffee. I drink a little cranberry juice every day as I read it prevents any stray bugs from managing to get a grip on the bladder wall. 

    My guess is that your bladder was inflamed by the infection and the 'feelings' are because it's all settling down and still a bit tender. Mind you, I realise it's been a week since you posted so you probably know one way or the other by now!

    I hope some of this is useful as you get ready for the 'getting old' bit.  I don't feel I've got there yet, maybe in 12 years time  - I'll let you know!

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      Well thank you very much for your reply!  I agree and feel (as the original Gyn-urologist explained), that it was the thinning of that entire area, and it becomes susceptible to infection. Now...  I have itching!!  I think all those antibiotics did a number on the flora that was probably diminished because of it.  I’ve tried the suppository cream, but hasn’t really helped.  I’m just going to keep up with the estrogen cream, I was also prescribed that...until I get in with the urologist on the 12th.  I find the coconut oil is really a life saver as well! And 52 isn’t bad, except all the female things that happen.  Hahahahaha..  oh I also have like a “tickling” around the booty area, kind of itchy.  I wonder if that’s part of the yeast infection?  It’s so difficult and embarrassing to talk about!  Ughhhh!  🙄

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      Hi Audrey.  I am having the same symptoms as you after having treatment for UTI infection a few months ago. UTI's are very stubborn to clear up according to GP's but I had 2 lots of antibiotics but now am having itching and just a general feeling of being "uncomfortable" ( can't think of a better way of describing it ). I have been thinking it could be a yeast infection but no way of telling I guess. By the way, I am  good 10 years older than you !!!!! Luv Lily x

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      Hi Lily,

      I am going to the urologist tomorrow, so I will definitely keep you posted on what he says the itching could be. I really do think that it’s a vicious circle and that when you are treated for UTI you’re taking away all the good bacteria from down there and it starts to become a yeast  infection. The original doctor gave me three pills for the yeast as a preventative I guess, but I was done with those in three days when the antibiotics lasted 10 days.  Maybe i should’ve  taken them when I was all finished with the antibiotics. LOL I will keep you posted about tomorrow’s appointment though thank you for sharing with me.  Xxoo

      Audrey 

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