I feel like i’m the only one of my friends that gets urinary tract infections (utis)? What gives…am I the only one?
No. Are you a woman? Some women tend to get repeated urinary infections, some induced by intercourse. You may be the only one among your friends but you are not alone. Please see your doctor for evaluation, treatment and prevention.
No. Urinary tract infections are fairly common in sexually active women.
Here are some ... How have you known having monthly UTI? Is it based on irritative voiding symptoms or symptoms + urine culture? If just on symptoms around period or ovulation, such irritative voiding symptoms may be related with hormonal change making urinary lining more sensitive in some; if on Sx + U-culture, you then indeed have bacterial UTI, which could be treated with timely use of preventive antibiotics. Read more...
I had 8 urinary tract infections in 2013. I have another one but it came back negative. What else could it be?
UTI. Without knowing the details of your illnesses it is difficult to predict what this may be, but if you have actually had this many utis you should definitely be seen and evaluated by an infectious diseases expert or a urologist or both. You will require detailed history and undergo physical exam and testing. Bring all your medical records including labs with you and prepare a written history. Read more...