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  • ICNDonna
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    You could go to an urgent care center and ask for testing if you don't think it's infection. Or you could pick up a home UTI test kit and check to see if there's infection there. It's not a good idea to avoid the antibiotics if there's infection there --- it can worsen in a very short time.

    Donna

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  • greeneyes
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    Originally posted by KarenAnne View Post
    Also maybe start looking for a new urologist whose staff gets back to you in a reasonable amount of time, & a urologist who will do a UA & culture to see if your symptoms are a flare or true bladder infection.

    Important: If the urine culture is positive, the lab will determine what bacteria is there & what antibiotic is best for that type of bacteria. Can you see your gynecologist or family dr. in the mean time to do the culture? Good luck.
    KarenAnne, this is my 2nd uro, and I was hoping he would be alot better, I wanted too at least give him a chance.

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  • greeneyes
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    Originally posted by meResque View Post
    I would not. I generally just go to the clinics at Walgreens or CVS if I cannot get in to see my doctor. My doctor is like yours... he will call in antibiotics for anything. I feel like I take enough medicines as it is, I don't want to take unnecessary ones! I know Walgreens also sells over-the-counter UTI test kits.


    That's exactly how I feel, I'm on 8 meds as it is and I don't want another one unless is necessary

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  • KarenAnne
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    Also maybe start looking for a new urologist whose staff gets back to you in a reasonable amount of time, & a urologist who will do a UA & culture to see if your symptoms are a flare or true bladder infection.

    Important: If the urine culture is positive, the lab will determine what bacteria is there & what antibiotic is best for that type of bacteria. Can you see your gynecologist or family dr. in the mean time to do the culture? Good luck.

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  • meResque
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    I would not. I generally just go to the clinics at Walgreens or CVS if I cannot get in to see my doctor. My doctor is like yours... he will call in antibiotics for anything. I feel like I take enough medicines as it is, I don't want to take unnecessary ones! I know Walgreens also sells over-the-counter UTI test kits.

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  • greeneyes
    started a topic Possible UTI or Flare

    Possible UTI or Flare

    I've had 11 wonderful pain free days, but as of this morning I feel like I have a UTI, pain in my back, burning after urination. I called my new doctor ( i've only seen him once) I left a message with the nurse regarding symptoms and what I needed to do, it took them 6 hours to call and say they've called an antibiotic in. Now why would I take an antibiotic when my urine hasn't been tested? In the beginning of my IC this is how I felt and all urine samples where normal.

    Would any of you take an antibiotic without your urine being tested?
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