I have no idea what this is, ladies, PLEASE help.

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LMills
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   Posted 9/7/2009 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had vaginal infections (don't know if it is bacterial or yeast because it seems to interchange anyway) on and off from a couple of days to a week at time. This has been going on for months. I didn't go back to my regular obgyn because he was the one that told me things were normal after looking me over for not more than 30 seconds the SAME DAY I almost died from an ectopic pregnancy. I have a $13,000.00 bill because of that from my hospital and then a $132.00 from the obgyn's office which I don't feel like I should have to pay.
Anyway...I digress.

The main thing now is that I am having to go the restroom every time I sit down from the LAST time I just went (basically 30 seconds ago). It burns and it extremely uncomfortable. I don't know what to do..I feel like this isn't serious enough to go to the ER, but I can't do ANYTHING except sit and wait to go to the restroom again. It's like my crohn's except urinating instead of BMs...

Does this sound like kidney stones? Infection? Anything?...Someone, please, please help. This is miserable :(
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, omeprazole in the morning, and a women's multivitamin. I'm also trying a B vitamin complex, but it doesn't seem to be working so I'm considering the shots.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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pb4
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   Posted 9/7/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
You could be having a yeast infection along with a bladder infection, I'd go to the doc, one that will actually examine you.

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Valerie3
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   Posted 9/7/2009 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Sort of sounds like a UTI, they really burn and you can't pee even if you want to (and you always have to go). They give you antibiotics and it clears up pretty quickly. I'd go to the doctor ASAP. Cranberry juice can also help if that's what it is. Good luck!

Sarah1116
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   Posted 9/7/2009 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Valerie. It does sound exactly like a UTI and cranberry juice helps ALOT. Get to a Dr. Do you have an immediate care clinic by you? They are faster than a dr's office but don't take forever like going to the er.
Sarah
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Currently on 80mg Humira, Prevacid, Methotrexate 25mg and Folic Acid
Have also taken Entocort, Remicade, Pentasa and Imuran


sukay
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   Posted 9/7/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah go to the doctor asap.  Not to you old obgyn either.   Let them know you are in pain and it is urgent that you get in.  If they can't fit you in then you have to go to ER. This shouldn't be left untreated, it can get very serious.

LMills
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   Posted 9/7/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much..it's nice to have some sort of idea what is going on.
I have an appointment with my GI tomorrow so I'll ask him if he can at least order a script for a urinalysis. I just want to be able to sleep though...I have papers to get finished, but it seems I have to get up every minute!! I've had this before, but it was never quite this bad.
I wouldn't mind as much if I didn't have things I needed to do, but as it is I do hmph.

My boyfriend is so sweet though good grief...he is going to go pick up cranberry juice right now.
Thanks for the suggestion! I know it's not like an instant cure, but I'm sure it will at least help health wise.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, omeprazole in the morning, and a women's multivitamin. I'm also trying a B vitamin complex, but it doesn't seem to be working so I'm considering the shots.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


frogeleita
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   Posted 9/7/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I think its a UTI..thats where the burning and frequency of urination comes into play..yeast infections..are more itchy..you can actually buy at cvs over the counter kit that will tell you which one you have..

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LMills
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   Posted 9/7/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I just asked my boyfriend if maybe he could get one too...I think I don't deserve him sometimes.
I'm so glad we have things like that in right in our grocery store though! I guess I'll find out soon hopefully.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, omeprazole in the morning, and a women's multivitamin. I'm also trying a B vitamin complex, but it doesn't seem to be working so I'm considering the shots.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


Valerie3
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   Posted 9/7/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Keep drinking as much cranberry juice as you can literally get down, lt should help a good deal. I've had 2, the milder one went away on its own with cranberry juice, but I would really recommend doing the antibiotics anyway. Go to a doctor first thing in the morning, the test will tell you what it is right away and within a couple of hours you'll start feeling better. They really suck, don't they?

LMills
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   Posted 9/7/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Valerie, they really do...I had no idea when other females were lamenting about it, but I feel so bad for people who go through this. I didn't realize how bad it could get so..I guess it's just another lesson never to underestimate any health problem.

We get the best of it though don't we? All of the embarrassing functions of the human body that nobody else wants to talk about hah! I can't even think twice about it anymore.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, omeprazole in the morning, and a women's multivitamin. I'm also trying a B vitamin complex, but it doesn't seem to be working so I'm considering the shots.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


pb4
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   Posted 9/7/2009 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, When bacteria get into the bladder or kidney and multiply in the urine, they cause a UTI. The most common type of UTI is a bladder infection which is also often called cystitis. I once had a bladder infection (UTI) along with a yeast infection and this was before getting CD and at that time I thought that was the worst feeling in the world, it's very unpleasant so the sooner you see a good doc to give you antibiotics (and incase you also have a yeast infection, meds for that too) to clear it up.

If ou're not already taking a good probiotic daily and indefinitely, now would be a good time to start, I haven't had a yeast infection ever since taking probiotics and I used to get them more often than I wanted.

:)
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ivy6
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   Posted 9/7/2009 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
LMills, are you doing the SCD? I seem to remember you are, so that might make cranberry juice illegal for you - I seem to remember it contains sugar.

Another old remedy is to boil some barley in (unsalted) water for an hour or so, and to drink the resulting liquid several times a day, if not more. Not sure if this would be scd legal or not, seeing as the liquid comes from grains too...

Sorry you have to contend with this on top of everything else.

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Zanne
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   Posted 9/7/2009 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a UTI/Kidney infection that supposedly is all cleared up. But I am still having all the same symptoms, most importantly pain in my back around the location where the kidneys are. A CT shows that the pain isn't from the past infection. The Eruologist thinks that the infection left this raw on the inside and it will take some time for things to clear up. She gave me some med to help me not go so often, but it has a stimulant in it and so I only take on in the morning because I would never sleep id I took it at night. She also said to increase Vit C by a lot, 500mg 2 to 3 times a day, however you can tolerate it. I'm doing gummies, cause they are fun.

But I also get some sort of viral rash that seems like a yeast infection. I was treating it like a yeast infection, but it would just keep coming back. Eventually the nurse practitioner looked into how to treat me abd came up with this. I take 1/2 a 100 mg pill of Ketoconozole (its and anti fungal) every night. If I feel like the symptoms are getting worse, I take a full pill for 5 nights then back to half. This has worked out perfertly for about 4 years. I have one doctor who disagrees with this protocol, but he is unwilling to do any testing or Rx anything inorder to figure out what esle might work. So until he dose, I'm sticking with this.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


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Wakabo
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   Posted 9/8/2009 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Just another quick thought, if you have recurrent yeast infections they should also be testing you for diabetes. Good Luck!
JenG
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Nanners
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   Posted 9/8/2009 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I had this problem monthly after the birth of my second daughter. Every month after my monthly I would get a UTI. They treated mine with Septra, which worked well at the time. But I eventually developed an allergy to sulfa and now can't take it. But there is a product over the counter, I believe it is called AZO that helps take the pain away until you can get into the doc. Good luck!
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/8/2009 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
They sell very expensive cranberry juice in the organic aisle section that is not diluted w/ water and has as lot less sugar. That would be more potent than typical Ocean Spray.
27 Year old married female.  Graduated law school this year and waiting for results of the bar exam.  Start a new job sometime in September.  Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 


LMills
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   Posted 9/8/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, that's what I bought...the tests I used also tested negative for both nitrate and protein so, basically nothing was wrong (what?). about an hour after I drank the cranberry juice (vile poison!!) things got better. I have no idea what is going on, but yesterday wasn't just from nothing. Slightly irritating, but the suggestions helped so thank you all!
I'm going to a different obgyn soon hopefully so maybe he can help.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, omeprazole in the morning, and a women's multivitamin. I'm also trying a B vitamin complex, but it doesn't seem to be working so I'm considering the shots.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


pb4
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   Posted 9/8/2009 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I love cranberry juice and it is so healthy, it's actually recommended to drink daily because of the many health benefits it offers and if you're prone to bladder infections (UTI) then it keeps it at bay.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Valerie3
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   Posted 9/8/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, it's actually reommended to drink cranberry juice daily because it cleans you out so well. I would still go get antibiotics for it because it's more likely to come back if you don't treat it. I think they gave me cipro when I had mine, worked like a charm. Last time I got one, I noticed a small amount of blood in my urine the night before and was a bit baffled. This can be a bit of a heads-up if you notice anything like that, but you only get blood with the most severe ones I think.

sugarfoot
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   Posted 9/8/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Just a thought, I have Interstitial Cystitis, which has similar symptoms, but if that is the problem, cranberry juice will only hurt, not help. gl
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worriedgirl
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   Posted 9/8/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
what you have i feel is a UTI. i have had them and it is awful but once you get medication it starts helping that night. please go see a doctor because it can spread to your kidneys and cause a kidney infection which is worse. if you start feeling pain in your back then most likely it has spread to your kidneys. it is worth going to a urgent care or doctor
LMills said...
I have had vaginal infections (don't know if it is bacterial or yeast because it seems to interchange anyway) on and off from a couple of days to a week at time. This has been going on for months. I didn't go back to my regular obgyn because he was the one that told me things were normal after looking me over for not more than 30 seconds the SAME DAY I almost died from an ectopic pregnancy. I have a $13,000.00 bill because of that from my hospital and then a $132.00 from the obgyn's office which I don't feel like I should have to pay.
Anyway...I digress.

The main thing now is that I am having to go the restroom every time I sit down from the LAST time I just went (basically 30 seconds ago). It burns and it extremely uncomfortable. I don't know what to do..I feel like this isn't serious enough to go to the ER, but I can't do ANYTHING except sit and wait to go to the restroom again. It's like my crohn's except urinating instead of BMs...

Does this sound like kidney stones? Infection? Anything?...Someone, please, please help. This is miserable :(


worriedgirl
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   Posted 9/8/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
i also took one and it said negative but the next day when i went to the doctor it said i did have a UTI
LMills said...
Yes, that's what I bought...the tests I used also tested negative for both nitrate and protein so, basically nothing was wrong (what?). about an hour after I drank the cranberry juice (vile poison!!) things got better. I have no idea what is going on, but yesterday wasn't just from nothing. Slightly irritating, but the suggestions helped so thank you all!
I'm going to a different obgyn soon hopefully so maybe he can help.

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