Slightly elevated PH level

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at wit's end
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   Posted 10/8/2016 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Went to a clinic Sunday for what I thought was a UTI. Had the typical UTI type symptoms. When the test for a UTI showed negative for white blood cells but they said showed a slightly elevated PH level of 6 they put me on Phenazopyridine 100mg to be taken every 8 hours for two days. Supposedly a medicine to clean the urine. Was told to avoid caffeine which I did and drink plenty of water and either come back there for a retest or go to my PCP for a retest. Did not get put on a antibiotic or told to drink cranberry juice. She said she wasn't putting me on that. So two weeks later I went to Baptist Minor Medical for a retest, don't have a PCP. They too showed no UTI but prescribed me a urinary analgesic, my PH level was up to 7. Finally went to my gynecologist and they did a urinalysis and it showed the presence of white blood cells and I was put on Macrobid. They did an external exam and said it looked normal but it still is very bothersome. A lot of burning/stinging and bladder tenderness present plus tenderness around my kidney area. Anything I can do to lesson this discomfort?
Lisa (At Wit's End)

Diagnosed with UC 1986, got salmonella food poisoning which landed me in the hospital for 10 days and caused UC plus ended up with a kidney infection all at the same time.

Just recently changed to Generic Colazal 750mg. 3 pills 2X a day.

Also on Protonix 40mg for Acid Reflux.

UC pretty much under control other than occasional flares.

Post Edited (at wit's end) : 10/28/2016 3:03:37 PM (GMT-6)

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