Frequent Urinary Tract Infections


Q: I am a 20 year old, very healthy individual. I had 14 UTIs in 09 and I am now on my 5th one this year. I take Macrobid daily, and take all the precautions while having sex and other hygiene means. I take a high dose of cranberry supplements and drink 100%juice daily. I even got a UTI while I was not having sex for a month period. I do not have multiple partners, and my paps come back normal. I do not have PID (which they checked for because it hurts so bad during intercourse) and now I have a urologist appointment on Tuesday, and I would like to know if I should ask anything specific. I was seen 3 months ago and my kidneys looked normal, but this discomfort is not and I hate having to interrupt my personal life for something that should be fixable. Thanks so much in advance!


A:   It is not normal to have that many UTIs. Your urologist willl surely conduct a very thorough physical examination as well as take a detailed medical history. He may also order a number of test to look for possible explanations for your frequent infections. At this time there is nothing specific you need to ask. Allow him/her to do the necessary investigations to come up with a diagnosis.

Related Q&A

Q: For 10 days I have had a sharp pain in the left side of my penile shaft. I am not sure about the cause. It feel it ...

Q: I was on amoxicillin for a round of that for a sinus infection and a UTI I've now had a cough With some mucus very an...

Q: Hello. I am a 41 y/o woman and have been on yasmin for 8 years. A few months ago i had abnormal discharge and bleedin...

Q: I suffer from recurring UTIs. Tried Nitrofurantoin. Didn't work. Currently on Bactrim -- I am at the beginning of ...

Q: My partner and I have both been tested for gonorrhea. Her test came back positive and mine negative. She said her doc...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon