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    Is anyone prone to UTI's with bladder instillations? I do a correct aseptic technique- but have a UTI anyway. Any suggestions?
    Diagnosed December 2010

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  • #2
    Since my husband deserted me at the end of january I have not had a UTI since.
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    • #3
      I don't think you are necessarily doing anything wrong.

      I get a UTI every time I get cathed, weather it is in the uor's office or the operating room in the hospital. I am sure they are doing the aseptics right.

      Now my Dr. says no cathing unless no other option, so I can't even try instills, or rescue treatments, and cathing at home for retention is out of the question. If I need to be cathed for retention I have to go to the er. Not something I do very often.

      My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.


      • #4
        gentimicin for instillations........

        Does anyone know anything about Gentimicin not being available anymore for the instillations.???? My pharmacist tells me that he can not get it from any of his distributors...It's the 80mg/2ml vial....I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me if you can get it and if not....What antibiotic are they substituting for it....or should I just do mine without the gentimicin?????? Please help!!!!


        • #5
          When I started instillations, I had no problem with UTI's, but in the last 2 years, it was awful - a UTI probably about every 6-8 weeks. Probably the instillations plus perimenopause making me more vulnerable. So, my doctor gave me a prescription for Pen VK (antibiotics) and I take 500mg morning & night. I've been on this since December & (knock on wood), no UTI since.

          I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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          Current treatments:
          -IC diet
          -Elavil 50mg at night
          -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
          -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
          -Pyridium if needed,
          -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
          -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
          -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
          -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
          -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
          -Managing stress= VERY important!
          -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!