Gretchen, what can the docs do for this though? I've gotten so I'm wearing a little pad because of it (and I had a full hyst at age 34 fo it's useless for that!) It's embarassing to suddenly realize what's happening and not make it.
I'm also just over my third UTI in 6 months... I know it was suggested to ask the dr for a Bactrim dose for 90 days but I got a feeling she's (GP) gonna think I'm nuts asking for that - she's not crazy about
long term antibiotics ever and the neuro may not agree either... so is there something that's been helping?
Not Gretchen...but yes, it does sound like it could be a neurogenic bladder.
A question .. are you SURE you are having UTI's? I ask, because that's exactly what happened with me years ago.. I thought I was having UTI's, kept asking for (and getting) an antibiotic, and they would happen again. In fact, there was no infection (at least not every time!) and what I was experiencing was the neurogenic bladder.
Antibiotics won't help a neurogenic bladder...but there are meds that will. You've seen the ads on TV -- Detrol, some others. It will be important to figure out for certain what is going on -- it's likely your gp will refer you to a urologist for testing -- and then there are meds that can help.
I hope you can get some treatment for this soon. As Gretchen suggested, problems with bladder control can lead to a lot of serious complications, including bladder infections, kidney infections, bowel problems, etc.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....