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amychaos
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hi,
i have a weird pain in my vagina, well not a pain more like feeling like i need to pee all the time kinda stings, could this be a UTI, i get it every few weeks for a day or so, but this time its worse.
is there anything short term i can do to make the stinging go away?

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Karybu
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It is possible that you could have a UTI, so you'll want to get in and see a doctor as soon as possible. In the meantime, drink plenty of water, and avoid coffee and alcohol, as those can irritate your bladder. You might also want to try drinking cranberry juice (the kind with no added sugar) or taking cranberry tablets - cranberry tends to help with UTIs, although it isn't a cure.

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amychaos
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hey, i went to the doctors and they gave me a 3 day course of anti biotics and said i had a minor case of cystitis, i took the anti biotics last week, the discomfort has gone but its still cloudy when i pee, could it be something else?
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Heather
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Are you drinking enough water? If so, I'd not sweat it if your symptoms are gone. If not, up that water intake: that can help to prevent future UTIs, too.

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Andromache
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Water helps. It sounds like you're having recurring infections (I do) so if this course of antibiotics doesn't help, ask a doctor about going on prophylactics - a steady low dose to prevent infections from coming back.

or, if one thing is precipitating the utis (menstrual cycle, sex) you could take antibiotics right before or after the action that might be causing the infections.

Talk to a doc! I've had recurrent UTIs since I was seven (I'm almost nineteen now) and you want to really take care of this.

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