My GP sent me to my nephrologist yesterday for persistent UTI's . So I told him what I have been dealing with over the last year. cycling Uti's, right side pain, fatigue and flu like symptoms. He said he had no evidence that they were actually UTI's because my urinalysis only showed mixed flora and that I should stay on Macrobid indefinitely and he would see me in a year (even though he wrote the prescription for 6 months) He mentioned it could be a fistula between my bowel and bladder or even cystitis. He needs to actually see the urine under a microscope to determine what it is. Then why didn't he have me come in when I was having the UTI's instead of sending me to the hospital for a urinalysis and throwing antibiotics at me ????????
At the end of the appointment as he was dictating his summary into his phone.... his last comment was " her Crohn's disease is keeping her thin and she looks great" I rolled my eyes and sighed and he just smiled. I cried after the appointment from pure frustration.
I feel like I am on a roller coaster and I can't get off. I just want to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I go back to work next month and I don't want to be sick like I was last year. Sorry for the vent, but I had to talk to someone that would understand my frustration.
Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.