she had a hysterectomy in her 20s & went thru early menopause. she has been having bladder problems. the dr said she has vaginal tissue/bacteria in her urine. she has been getting recurring UTI's and yeast infections. she is now 47. her and my father havent been sexually active in about 2yrs because of his high bp and heart problems. i was just wondering is there a name for this? i did some googling, but i couldnt find anything. she has been having these problems since june. she takes cipro, then it comes back within about a week. has anyone ever heard of this or knows why it is recurring like it is?
Have your mom ask her doctor about Macrobid antibiotic. UTI and yeast infections are common side affects with antibiotics. One of them might work better for her. Have the doctor prescribe her a different medication to see if it works better for her. Make sure to tell the doctor the side affects first and all the symptoms before recommending a new prescription.
There is a condition called interstitial cystitis and it mean reoccuring bladder or uti infections. Please tell her to ask the doctor to a) culture her urine to determine which bacteria are causing the problem so they can RX the correct antibiotic, and b) have her doctor check to see if it is the UTI that is antibiotic resistant that they newspapers were all taking about a week agao. Soemtimes, (even if a person had a hysterectomy years ago) the hormones shift and it causes, Bacterial Vaginosis, Reoccuring UTI's or reoccuring yeast infections. These are just a few ideas. I also had to start bathing with soap and water anytime I had a bowel movement. This stopped most of mine. In our family, we have extremely short ureters and all have been plagued with UTI's. Hope this helps. Tell doctor to check her hormones as well.
Melissa, did your mom have a complete hysterectomy or a partial? In other words, did they remove her uterus and ovaries or just her uterus? It makes a big difference. if she still has her ovaries, she still has hormones that could be going wacky. I was very young when I had my uterus removed because it prolapsed after delivering a 10lb baby. I kept my ovaries and even though I didn't have a monthly period, I still had the mood swings associated with it, so when menopause actually started, I was a real basket case. The hormones were going crazy, causing yeast infections due to the change in the ph level in the vagina. My bladder prolapsed to the point of being really annoying , 20yrs. After the last birth. This can also cause infections. These are a couple of things to check on. I agree about the antibiotics causing yeast infections, they seem to go hand in hand.
Doctors should just give a prescription for something for the yeast infection that you are bound to get if you take an antibiotic. Even though I had my uterus removed at age 32 I still had my ovaries and didn't have menopause until age 50. night sweats, mood swings, and hot flashes. I would have my air conditioner on 60 and I would still be hot while everyone else in the house is freezing. Everyone is different, and how long each person goes through it is different, I'm wondering if I'll ever be done. Sorry to hear your mom is having such a hard time. NIK
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