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Okay ladies...gents...I need some advice.
Since last year, I have been battling a UTI. Here's a timeline of "events" lol
August 2015 - I started feeling pain , sharp pain mainly, not so much burning and it would come and go. I also started developing incontinence and odor. I had no health insurance so I tried at home remedies for BV. Nothing worked.
March 2016 - Started feeling UTI pain so I finally decided to drop $175 on a visit to an OBGYN. Was not given any tests because I couldn't afford it. Was prescribed Cipro, which worked but it came right back. A 2nd round did absolutely nothing.
June 2016 - Finally got health coverage and saw a new doctor. Was tested for Candida, BV, Trich, STD's, all came back negative. Went for a pelvic ultrasound, results showed a small fibroid on my uterus and small cysts on my left ovary (was told not to worry, apparently related to my upcoming menstrual at the time)
July 2016 - Still suffering from UTI pain, incontinence and foul smelling discharge/urine. Was advised by Dr to switch soaps and detergents to fragrance free, panties to cotton, eat more yogurt and try boric acid suppositories. Did all that to no avail.
August 2016 - Finally tested for a UTI. Came back positive. Was prescribed Bactrim. Worked for 2 days. Second round did nothing, just like the Cipro.
My OBGYN pretty much told me he didn't know what else to do.
My PCP gave me a Urine Test which came back with high white blood cells but no bacteria..so no prescription. She told me to do what my OBGYN said. Big help there.
My question is:Don't white blood cells indicate an infection? Whether UTI or Kidney?
Has anyone else gone through a similar issue? I feel like these doctors are fed up with me and keep giving me the run around.
I feel like I've tried E V E R Y T H I N G.
I even tried herbal remedies, such has D-Mannose and Uva Ursi.
It comes right back.
I'm still in pain. Still leaking urine. And it's all so frustrating.
Any suggestions? I'm already looking into a urologist. But if anyone went through something similar , please share your story and outcome! I'm feeling a little hopeless lol
Thanks for reading,
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