Cystitis recurrent

Recurrent cystitis is a bladder infection that occurs at least twice in 6 months , or three times in a year.See also : Urinary tract infection My son (16 months) has been having recurrent ear infections since he turned a year old. I am still getting, recurrent ear infection ( 3 times), prostate infection, sinus infection and rash on face on side, swollen on side of face.. and Recurrent cold sores and genital herpes.
The symptoms of recurrent cystitis include : Bloody urine -LRB- rare -RRB- Dark , foul - smelling urineUrinary frequency and urgencyPainful or burning urination Also protein in your urine can be the result of having cystitis.
Persons with recurrent cystitis are encouraged to drink large amounts of fluid to help increase urination and remove the bacteria from the body.Antibiotics may be given if the infection is caused by bacteria . Your doctor may wait for the results from the urine culture . Amanda: My suggestion is that it is wise not to take antibiotics until you get a urine culture and make sure that you have bacterial cystitis. This usually takes 36 - 48 hours.If infections persist despite no obvious cause , a longer course of antibiotics may be necessary.Surgery is rarely necessary , unless a serious underlying problem is found . Kidney stones may need to be removed .
Recurrent cystitis is most often caused by a type of bacteria called Escherichia coli -LRB- E. coli -RRB- , the leading cause of all urinary tract infections . About 25 - 50 % of all young , healthy women who have their first infection will develop a second one within 6 months . Although the risk for cystitis increases with age , the rate of recurrent infections is only about 10 - 20 % for people older than 60.Risk factors for recurrent infections include : Certain anatomical problems of the female pelvisCertain large kidney stonesDiabetesFamily history of recurrent infectionsFirst infection at a young ageSexual intercourse with multiple partnersStents used to treat urinary obstructionsUse of spermicidesPersons who do not empty their bladder completely may also be at risk for developing repeated infections . He does not have a history of recurrent ear infections or throat infections to warrant getting his tonsils out. I suffer frome recurrent yeast, bacterial vaginosis and recurrent strep infections. If you go to WebMd they offer some advice on what to do about recurrent vaginal yeast infections. He was dx before he was a year due to recurrent lung infections, pneumonia, bronchiolitis, etc.
Recurrent cystitis is confirmed by tests that show the growth of bacteria in the urine.Urinalysis also shows white blood cells , occasionally red blood cells , and the specific type of bacteria causing the infection -LRB- usually E. coli -RRB- .A urine culture can help your doctor determine the specific bacteria and which antibiotics will best treat the infection.If you have a severe infection , fever , and back pain that lasts for more than a few days , your doctor may also order the following tests to rule out a kidney infection : Additional blood testsKidney CT scanKidney ultrasoundIf a physical problem is believed to be cause of the infections , an intravenous pyelogram will also be done . I have had recurrent blood in my urine they can't seem to find a cause for as of yet.
Tests & diagnosis
If symptoms are mild , you should expect to have relief of symptoms within 2 - 3 days with the use of antibiotics or supportive care .
If you have recurrent infections despite the changing habits that might lead to infection , your doctor may recommend taking an antibiotic after sexual intercourse , when symptoms of cystitis arise , or a daily basis even when healthy . I though it was recurrent and not a daily thing. But I kept getting yeast infections because at the time I was taking antibiotics for cystitis!! Talk to your doctor about your options.A health care provider should direct care in these circumstances , as the use of antibiotics can lead to resistance of bacteria to medication over time . Patients should note that certain antibiotics used to treat cystitis also make birth control pills less effective .
Possible complications include infection of the kidney and bloodstream , resulting from spread of the bacteria from the bladder into the blood . The occurrence of these complications may be suggested by fevers , back pain , chills or symptoms lasting more than a few days.If infection travels to the kidneys , they may be at risk for scarring , especially if antibiotic treatment is delayed .
Call your health care provider if your symptoms last more than 2 - 3 days , if they are particularly severe , or if you have fever , chills , or back and abdominal pain , which might suggest a more serious infection . Quote: Originally Posted by helpmeithurts for the past 7 months, i have recurrent abdominal pain

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