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    The past few days I have felt very bloated. My urine stinks, and it is cloudy.... Do I ned to call the doctor? I try to avoid visits unless necessary considering it coist $30.00 everytime I go. Anyone else ever experience a stinky urine smell??? Its not just a strong scent of urine, it just stinks like garbage.... I know gross.. but what can u do?
    Some day I'll get all of htis into check and learn how to live life with IC. Until then, learn, ask, search and pray. Take care, Coleen

  • #2
    Sounds like you might have a UTI? When my urine gets cloudy like that, I end up with one. You could always buy one of those home UTI testers?
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    • #3
      That's exactly what I get when I come down with a bad UTI. It smells distinctly different. I know exactly what your talking about. It is probably an infection like Jess suggested. I've used the home test kits and I look for elevated nitrites and or lucycites. I always have elevated protein and blood so that's not an indicator for infection in my case. You may be different but I understand most I.C.ers have microscopic blood all the time. Let us know what you find out.

      I hope you feel better soon! grouphug


      • #4
        I agree sounds like you may have a uti. let us know
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        • #5
          I have to agree that it sounds like you might have a UTI --- you might try a home test kit, but it sounds like you need attention.

          Sending healing thoughts,
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          • #6
            i have had MANY MANY uti's in my life and still have one right now and its being treated. that is the way my started off. please call your doctor and get treated. if you dont have to see the doctor for a urine test the charge in s.c is 15.00 good luck and let us know how you are. grouphug
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            4. Fentanyl 100 mg Change every 48hrs.
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            5 Leviquin 500mg self start as needed.
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            • #7
              Well I got my positive diagnosis for a UTI. They are calling in a script for Bactrim. Dropped off urine on Friday, just got results this morning and how much worse in that amount of days is ridiculous. Whatever! Ill take my meds and hope it goes away. What choice do I have really! Thanks Everyone for posting your input. I appreciate it.!
              Some day I'll get all of htis into check and learn how to live life with IC. Until then, learn, ask, search and pray. Take care, Coleen


              • #8
                Are you taking an antispasmodic such as Pyridium or urell? They really help the burning that UTI's bring. I don't leave home without one just in case I feel a UTI coming on.

                Thanks for keeping us posted!