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    I have cystitis and I had sex while I was fertile but it was with a condom. I am starting to worry that I'm pregnant because my period is 3 days late. Can cystitis delay your period?





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    I am 19 and I think I might have cystitis for the secound time I and getting all the same burning when I go to the loo but I am also getting very bad kidney pains at the same time, is this a common symtom with cystitis or should I consult my GP?





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    I keep getting cystitis and I get pain down both arms when I go to the toilet, blood in urine but test clear, does anyone else get pains down arms with cystitis. Sue





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    yes i get pains down my arms and that's why i ended up doing this search. it goes right up the middle of my body, down my arms and into my right hand, awfull! also went shaky and felt sick all the time. Can't stand cranberry juice but just saw the log saying i could buy tablets so i'm going to get some.

    Im now 30 years old and i've suffered with cystitis on and off for many years, although i have periods were i can go without having a bout of it for a year or so it always comes back to get me! I also suffer from Chrons disease which i got when i was 16 and i am wondering if were i get alot of diarrhoea the bacteria from my bowl could set it off? The doctors give me antibiotics to clear the cystitis but were i have chrons it gives me very bad diarrhoea and makes me feel really poorly, so i have to stop taking it so the cysitis does not go.i've had blood tests and sent in many urine samples to the doctors but sometimes they come back with no infection showing so im at my wits end i've had it on and off since january and sometimes i suffer for 2 weeks at a time. Me and my partner are also now trying for a baby but sex does not seem to be my trigger, as im getting alot of cystitis for no reason and it wakes me in the night which is when it seems to start, we have now been trying for a baby for arround six months and still nothing, and due to the cystitis sex is most of the time off the cards. Im worried there is something wrong with me and im going to struggle getting pregnant, so if you can help with how i can get rid of this problem as i cant take antibiotics i would be much appreciative.





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    Hi, I have crohns as well, and to suffered regular uti's.......what medication are you on? Are you taking immune surpressants? I was and the dr advised me to take cranberry tablets, to try and avoid tampons....I took his advice and touch wood no uti's for a while

    hi i visted my doctor with syptoms of cystitis but my urine sample was clear he gave me some medicene to take away the syptoms but it olneys last a hour and the syptoms are back if its not cystitis then what is it i do know its not an sti as i havent had sex dose any one know what it is please





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    I don't know what to do now, I am a recurrent sufferer of cystitis and I'm sick to the back teeth of it! It's been 5 nights now and nothing is working! I had a big bout of it last month whilst I was in hospital for appendicitis, they found I had a ruptured cyst on my ovary and once the cleared it I thought of never get cystitis again, how wrong was I :'( could it be ovarian cysts cause this? And what else can I do to help myself other than the usual, as its not working ?





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    I have suffer from Cystitis every time i have sexual intercourse. I have sorted this by going to my GP, giving urine samples and receiving anti-biotics as my cases have always been an extreme infection. It has come to the point now that i am too scared to have sex due to the fact i will get Cystitis. I have tried the tips such as showers, water etc and nothing seems to prevent it. I am already aware that your body can become prone to certain anti-biotics if used extensively as mine has. Is there any other advice you can share that can help us extreme cases?





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    You need to ask your GP for a supply of antibiotics (such as Nitrofruantoin 50mg) which you take 1 or 2 of immediately after sex. This form of "treatment" is known as prophylaxis. I also take a high strength cranberry capsule and some d-mannose powder to really keep the nasty bacteria at bay. Drink lots of water too and avoid tea, coffee, fizzy drink & wine at least for the day or two following sex.

    use protection,or have a wee before and after sex

    I am 17 and have had recurrent thrush and cystitis for two years now, my mum and I both suffer with it. I keep going to the doctors and they keep telling me the same thing "don't use soap, only wear cotton underwear, don't wear tight clothing" (which I am doing) and nothing is working! I take canestan tablets cream and anything thing else nearly once or twice every month, and sometimes it doesn't even work the first time so I have to buy more the next day! The amount of money I'm spending is insane. Cystitis I can control more but thrush is taking control of my life and I just want it sorted. Are there any tests they can do to find out why I keep having it so often?





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    I used to get cystitis very occasionally in my early/mid twenties and it was the classic burning, urgency etc. I used to be able to clear it with over the counter powders and only a few times did I need antibiotics. Now I get cystitis almost every time I have sex, but it's different. I don't get pain/burning, but really bad smelling urine with floaters that look like skin flakes in it and urgency. I can't clear it by myself and have to get antibiotics, though I'm allergic to trimethoprim. I'm concerned that I can't clear it by myself - is my immune system not working properly? and that the GP doesn't seem concerned with keeping dishing out antibiotics which I'm scared I'll become resistant to. What can I do?





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    I get a lot of water infections to lisa and thrush from the antibiotics so its just a vicious cycle for me I am also now resistant to trimethoprin and had a bad allergic reaction few years ago now to an antibiotic which has totaly put me off taken any really also get anxious while I have to take them but never finish the course as to scared I will have another reaction. I think they should be more to help us women in the way of not constantly handing out pills. Think we need to try lay off them and build up some good bacteria that will kill infection off. How did they manage before pills??? Hope your feeling better now Lisa.

    I have been told I have cystitis but don't seem to have the same symptoms as those that other's have described. My experience of the condition started about 6 months ago when I noticed that whilst I was passing water more frequently, it didn't hurt, but the water was very oddly coloured. I then began to get horrendous lower back pain. The doctors haven't been very helpful- I have had 10 bouts in 6 months and I just get given a different set of antibiotics every time. I had an ultrasound, but everything came back clear. I just want to know what is going on with me, as it really hurts my back which then gives me headaches. I just want to be healthy and not taking antibiotics all the time. Does this still sound like cystitis or something different?





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    hi ive got a similar prob..it started off as cystitus every month between my periods ( with the pain) then i took anti de-pressants for about 4/5 months and it went completely i then took myself off the anti depressants and have had all the symptoms that u have without the pain in my belly, so maybe stress??..they scanned me too n said alls ok but wont do a smear testas apparently im too young at 24. i also have the pain in my back n pain with intercourse in my belly my mum suggested it could be endomitriosis as she has it so im gonna terrorise the doctors untill they give me answers..does anyone else have similar symptoms??

    sounds like what i have .i got tests thye said i have a cyist on the kiddney

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    For everyone who has ever had persistent cystitis you MUST read Angela Kilmartin's book "encyclopeadia of cystitis, sexual cystitis and interstitial cystitis". Basically you are giving cystitis to yourself as bacteria from the anus is pushed up your urethra during sex. There are special methods in the book as to how to wash to avoid this happening. I have suffered from cystitis for years and I can honestly say this book helped me control it. I still get it now but I know it is my fault (e.g. too much sex and not enough washing before and after, too much alcohol and not enough sleep etc....). You can combat this problem. Read this book.





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    Hi I've been almost constantly suffering from cystitis since the age of 14-15 (when I became sexually active) I am now 21, it feels like cystitis is taking over my life, I cant seem to swallow tablets and the doctors are reluctant to give me liquid medicine for cystitis which is making me not clear up my infections completely, recently I have had days where I feel stabbing pains where my kidneys would be, and what feels like a cystitis flare up, it never seems to go away, and always returns within a few days of having sex. Help





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    Wow I thaught it was just me!!! I get cystitis alot, Well I alot its more when I've been with my boyfriend the whole weekend and we have sex alot when were together. Cystitis is also called 'the honeymoon infection' it can be caused by having alot of sex. I spoke about this with my boyfriend and also different positions can help avoiding cystitis like 'the spoon' meaning your back to his front the penis doesnt go as deep this way. I found that having less sex also helps and drinking barley water and avoiding fizzy and acidic drinks. I find ASDA's own cystitis relief works the best!! and its about £1.40 odd!! as apose to cymalon which is like £4.50 odd from the chemist!!! Cystitis is horrid and nasty but its somthing in life most girls have to deal with :O( x x x x x





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    cystitis is something i have often found myself having problems with i had it a few times as a child but i have been getting the infection more in my teenage years, i am 18. i always know when i have cystitis to the point that my doctors stopped testing me and just gave me the same medication again. i have to admit i dont really drink much fluids but thats just because im not really thirsty often is there any other factors which may be causing me to get cystitis so often?





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    I recently left a comment about my cystitis on this website and when I came back to check to see if there was any advice from a EB doctor, I found that there was a video for 'endometriosis' on the cystitis page. How come there isn't any advice about cystitis? :)





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    I suffered from persistent cystitis and after lots of antibiotics, a young, temporary doctor gave me simple information like washing before sex etc. I was so pleased that I've written a short article about it. Not sure if I can leave a link here but you can look for it at HubPages and it's called 'How to Beat Cystitis and Urinary Tract Infection'. It might not work for everyone, but it did for me and this basic hygene and care could save so much strife.

    I have had cystitis for 19 years first time being when i was 18months old! i have bad attack once a month which is very painful and need antibiotics then i get it almost every week mildly! Antibiotics seem to not work anymore as i have had constant cystitis for a month straight and been on 3 diffrent antibiotics which have worked before but have not this time! I have had a cystoscopy which found nothing! Had numberous tests and docs say everything normal! No doctor seems to have a answer for me i have tryed everything i dont no what els to do! Sometimes when i have had the urine sample tested there is no trace of me having cystitis but have all the symptoms that i have when i do have cystitis? Im getting very fed up i need some answers!





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    Hi Sophia, I too had the same symptoms last week, but the Doctor said i had no infection just blood in the urine when he tested it. So he said go home and take some paracetimols for the pain, but then it got alot worse as the week went on which resulted on me going to the out of hours surgery. I think it is the same everywhere that doctors are not in the know about this condition and what trigger's it off. I hope one day somebody will shed some light on this, so all of us then don't have to suffer in silence. Good Luck

    Hi there. I've had a kidney problem since i was a week old. I'm now 35 and continue to suffer with kidney infections. i've been to a urologist and found that i had 30% function in one kidney and 70% in the other. They did not remove it as it still has function. I continue to suffer with infections especially after sex and my life can be pretty miserable even affecting work sometimes. I'm due to go again to the urologist soon but I don't think they'll be able to do anything. I wish there was some operation that would solve this for me. Good luck

    I have cystitis and have been constantly in the bathroom for 3 days, i'm in so much pain but my doctor says there is no infection in my urine and just advised that I drink water! That's what i've been doing for 3 days! It's not getting better how can I not get anything to treat it??? i've taken the home remedy sachet things for cystitis and it did absolutely nothing! I know it's cystitis because i've had it before and the couple of times ive had it before (about 2 years ago) i had antibiotics each time. What do I do??





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    it sounds alot like you have cystitis its a bladder/urinary track infection and can be very painful, its commmon in women who are sexually active, peeing soon after sex can help stop it coming back but in the mean time you should really think about going to see your GP, just to make sure he or she will probably ask for a urine sample and if it is cystitis you'll be given a short course of antibiotics, if it is cystitis drinking cranberry juice can help with the symptoms. hope this helped....

    Hi I've had cystitis for 5 days I take the last of my anti Biotics tommorow but I've been having an itchy vagina all the way through having cystitis, what could this be? I've had cystitis before and always have a itchy vagina but having a itchy vagina isn't related to cystitis is it?





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    I have suffered chronic cystitis for the last 5 years. It is not bacterial as most cystitis is and cranberry juice and antibiotics do not help despite what my GP says. My cystitis was brought on by inflammation of my bladder resulting in blood in my urine even though ever time I gave a sample there was always a low level of bacteria hence copious amounts of antibiotics. If you are even in doubt ask to see a specialist and don't be fobbed of with antibiotics.





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    Hi I'm 18 when I have sex after it can be so uncomfortable (he does not ejaculate inside me) after wards it feels like its burning or like I am gettin cystitis but i think it's thrush or I don't produce enough discharge inside to lubricate myself because when I used the canestan duo pesseri it goes away straight away but my sex also brings on cystitis and I have to suffer with this and can't have sex as I'm to scared i will get ill to the pint I can't move off the loo in pain with cystitis or thrush or whatever this is I want to have my sex life back without being worried :( help ?





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    I went to the doctors several times after having cystitis once a month for half a year even though i did all i could to prevent it. i take teh contraceptive pill and also use comdoms but my doctor told me that i don't need to use condoms and they may be the cause of my cystitis. he said that i may have a slight allergy to latex and that this would flare up my uretha which would then be prone to cystitis...so as long as i am on the pill and do nto stray from my partner of 2 years then i don't need to use comdoms :) try it! i haven't yet...





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    I have been suffering from cystitis for 2 years now I am 22 years old and have no children I have tried drinking water, cranberry juice, sachets, cranberry supplements, cutting out sugar and antibiotics you name it I have tried it. Still my cystitis is recurring every 4 weeks and is getting me down as it is so uncomfortable. I have visited my gp on numerous occasions and have made him aware I am having lower back pain and occasional bleeding also and I wondered if the pain was related to the cystitis, however he said the back pain was due to my posture, the bleeding was due to my contraceptive pill (which has been changed 6 times so far this year and still hasn't helped) and prescribed antibiotics for the cystitis. Water samples do come back with signs of an infection yet I just get prescribed more antibiotics can anyone help with any ideas how to stop this cystitis as it is making my life a misery.





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    I'm 23 and have problems with cystitis over the last couple of years. Get a bottle of tablets called 'waterfall d mannose' off the Internet, they're an English company and it's a natural remedy... I've always had side effects from taking antibiotics but have had no problems with the d mannose stuff, it starts working within a couple of hours and has been an absolute lifesaver, hope this helps you

    I've been suffering from cystitis for over a year now and have been to see various doctors countless times throughout this period- I've been given several different antibiotics (usually a 7 day course) and all it does is dull the pain, once the antibiotic course has finished the cystitis returns. I used to think mine was sex related as it only ever used to occur after intercourse but more recently I get cystitis even when I've not seen my partner in weeks. I've also had a urology test and they found nothing. I'm going to uni this year and I want to get this sorted out. In all honestly I'm worried about my health and it's effecting my studies, work and social life. Any advice?





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    I used to suffer with cystitis on and off for just over a year. It affected everything and I kept on being put on antibiotics which solved the problem temporarily but it kept coming back. As a last resort I threw away all my pants and replaced them all with cotton only pants. Not as sexy but no cystitis! This changed everything! Hope this helps.

    I have had cystitis and used over the counter medicine which cleared it up however every morning for the last month my first wee of the day smells like I have cystitis but then is clear with no smell? Is this something i should be worried about?





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    a few people on here have written that they usually get cystitis after sex, and it turned out they have a slanted uterus, so the bladder is aggrivated during sex. Maybe ask your doctor about this. As far as i know, cystitis has no effect on whether you can have kids.

    Im 29 and i have suffered with severe cystitis for the last 7 years but the last 5 years it seemed to have got worse, if i drink coffee, alcohol or have sex i would have a severe attack of cystitis. I am on long term antibiotics for the last 3 years. How long (how many years) does cystitis usually last for in women??





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    Hi, I have really bad cystitis symptoms, yet also have some symptoms for a yeast infection. This has been for just over a year now cystitis is usually worse just after sexual intercourse or when I wake up in the morning and go to the toilet, but im guessing that is just no fluids. I have tried the canisten oral tablet which lasted for 3/4 days (for the yeast infection) and cranberry cystitis healer which lasted for about a week. I haven't visited my GP yet as I am worried about what she will say and if I need to go for tests ect. I would really appreciate some advice as I really would like to get rid of whatever it is I have. For good. Thanks





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    To all you sufferers of cystitis, I am now 53 years old, have had cystitis (and thrush) since I was almost 19, have had masses of antibiotics which give you thrush and am still suffering. It always starts up after sex and has ruined every relationship I have ever had (am still single largely because of this. Am currently suffering with cystitis and I have recently had three different antibiotics but have at last discovered that if I take Acidophilus capsules, this seems to counteract getting thrush. Blood has shown up in my urine but when the urine was further tested no bacteria were shown on the tests. I believe that one of the problems is that a short course of anti-biotics does not really clear cystitis up - in particular when you have had it repeatedly. Doctors should prescribe significantly longer courses - maybe a month or more to really get to grips with this. I have also started using D-Mannose - jury is out on this as yet. I am having a scan in a couple of weeks which will be interesting - I actually hope something is found so it can be dealt with.





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    I think I suffer the same honestly ever since I got married all I could think is omg I'm going to get it again. And I do, usually I have a week or if I'm extremely lucky a fortnight break and then it comes with a vengeance. The burning, the bleeding, the constant urge to urinate and worst of all I've tried everything; drinking plenty water, cranberry juice, cranberry tablets, Ural, antibiotics: long and small doses, I've also had many screenings of my bladder and kidneys yet nothing seems to prevent it's return. I try to air myself out, wash with salt water, dry myself with towels.. But nothing works it's extremely embarrassing but most of all very painful. I wish there was a solution to this problem I have been suffering for a year now and still there is no cure.

    I have had cystitis many times, although im not sure if it is cystitis as i get blood in my urine too. I went to the docs and he just told me to drink cranberry. Like i didnt know that already! Surely i should be worried if im bleeding. Anyone having similar probs?





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