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Rustyrobot

447d

Does anyone else with endo tend to get utis alot during flare ups? I find when I get really bad I get frequent utis especially just after using the toilet, I'm wiping properly and keeping the area plenty clean but it's really bloody annoying and painful

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    • AcAlike

      424d

      Before i had endo excision surgery, i would get Utis, bv and yeast infections a lot and it actually ended up being the estrogen i the combination birth control pill i was on that was flaring up the vaginal symptoms since it was throwing my ph out of wack and flaring the endo, when i switched to a progestin only pill these symptoms mostly went away

    • AcAlike

      424d

      Before i had endo excision surgery, i would get Utis, bv and yeast infections a lot and it actually ended up being the estrogen i the combination birth control pill i was on that was flaring up the vaginal symptoms since it was throwing my ph out of wack and flaring the endo, when i switched to a progestin only pill these symptoms mostly went away

    • Jadiemay

      447d

      Same! I’ve had 5/6 in the last year and a half. Done everything they’ve told me to help prevent. Water, cranberry juice, use the toilet after s*x, etc. but still keeps coming back. I’ve found as soon as I start to notice use ibuprofen and lots of water can help it from getting worse. They can be so painful. Take care

      • Rustyrobot

        446d

        @Jadiemay thank you for the tip with the ibuprofen! I'll try that next time! They can definitely be very painful, and super frustrating!!

    • 100Percent_K

      447d

      Do they come back with positive bacterial cultures or do you just have the symptoms of UTIs?

      • Rustyrobot

        446d

        @100Percent_K I'm not sure I don't always go to my doctor for them, they kinda dissappear after a couple of hours or overnight as I sleep so I doubt I'm getting any actual bacterial cultures

        • 100Percent_K

          446d

          @Rustyrobot it’s very possible you have interstitial cystitis then! It’s extremely common in endo patients and I have both endo and IC together. It mimics a UTI, but always tests negative for bacteria

      • RainbowNarwhal

        447d

        @100Percent_K that's a good question, because I've had UTI-like symptoms on my period and other times, but cultures came back negative.

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One user mentioned that they feel like they have a UTI more often than not, and it's possible that it's related to their endometriosis. Another user shared that they experience UTI-like symptoms during menstruation, which can be related to endometriosis as well. It is important to consult with a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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