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I forgot to say that when I experience bacteria in the urine (which never shows up when cultured) I make sure to drink 2 glasses a day of regular water to which I add 1/4 tsp baking soda. This alters the pH of my urine and in a day or two the pain (usually) stops.  This addresses the bacteria but doesn't help my body with any delicate tissue bruising from sex. 

My husband recently has had surgery for prostate cancer so we both decided that a break from sex and exploring good old friendship for a while might be good for us!!  We're looking forward to sex again in a year!!

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I had chronic bladder infections for about 15 years, since I became sexually active, and also had some problems with them when I was a kid. I would have a UTI about every two to three months. It was so bad that I had to take an antibiotic when I had sex, which is the most common cause of UTI in women - sex irritating the urethra, pushing bacteria up into the bladder. I repeatedly asked doctors if I could keep antibiotics on hand at home for this purpose rather than having to run to a clinic every time, and finally after many years I got what I wanted, which helped a lot.

I believe this repeated infection was being caused by bacteria "hiding out" in the cells lining the bladder, to avoid being destroyed by antibiotcs, as research from Washington University School of Medicine  has revealed can happen. The constant cycle of infections and antibiotic use has wreaked havoc on my digestion system and I have still not come back from that, despite using probiotics. 

Finally, I decided to try something after doing some research. The next time I felt urethral irritation, which is my early warning sign, I got a 5mL syringe and filled it with 3% hyrdogen peroxide. I sat on the toilet and squirted it onto my urethra. I waited a minute and did this a couple more times. I repeated this process after sex for the next couple of weeks. Any time I felt irritation coming on I would do this. I have now been UTI-free for 15 months, which is by far a record, probably the longest in my entire life. I don't rinse with hydrogen peroxide very often, just every few months when I sense irritation.

It burns when the hydrogen peroxide is squirted into the urethra, but not any more than the burning sensation when you pee with a UTI, and it subsides after a few minutes. I wish I had tried this years ago.


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Hello CD
Welcome to the Forum and for your experience.
For info..I re print what COB Office had to say on this..



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Hi,  I would certainly advise caution with putting any diluted peroxide solution directly into the urethra or bladder.  Treatments like this should only be administered by a health care professional or your GP/Urologist.

Hydrogen Peroxide is used to treat bacterial vaginosis see link: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bacterialvaginosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Hydorgen Peroxide is widely used to cleanse or treat bacterial infection, however to try to mix a diluted solution yourself would be difficult and if you got this wrong.......you could cause serious problems.

More investigation and caution is needed before anyone proceeds with this treatment even via a health care professional.

 


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Thanks for sharing your experiences everybody.

I haven't been sexually active for over a year, so I can't update just now, but I will be using the hydrogen peroxide next time I'm in a relationship. In my previous relationship the peroxide wash continued to work.

I can never really understand why people are so against this method, yet use antibiotics. Hydrogen peroxide is often used as a douche, a mouthwash, and other things. No one has ever really given me a straight answer as to why they're so against washing the vulva with it to prevent a UTI. Even my GP is fine with me doing it.

I will update in due course. If I enter into a new relationship I don't know whether this method will be strong enough to rely on at the beginning of getting sexually active after so long without, but we'll see.
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I had chronic bladder infections for about 15 years, since I became sexually active, and also had some problems with them when I was a kid. I would have a UTI about every two to three months. It was so bad that I had to take an antibiotic when I had sex, which is the most common cause of UTI in women - sex irritating the urethra, pushing bacteria up into the bladder. I repeatedly asked doctors if I could keep antibiotics on hand at home for this purpose rather than having to run to a clinic every time, and finally after many years I got what I wanted, which helped a lot.

I believe this repeated infection was being caused by bacteria "hiding out" in the cells lining the bladder, to avoid being destroyed by antibiotcs, as research from Washington University School of Medicine  has revealed can happen. The constant cycle of infections and antibiotic use has wreaked havoc on my digestion system and I have still not come back from that, despite using probiotics. 

Finally, I decided to try something after doing some research. The next time I felt urethral irritation, which is my early warning sign, I got a 5mL syringe and filled it with 3% hyrdogen peroxide. I sat on the toilet and squirted it onto my urethra. I waited a minute and did this a couple more times. I repeated this process after sex for the next couple of weeks. Any time I felt irritation coming on I would do this. I have now been UTI-free for 15 months, which is by far a record, probably the longest in my entire life. I don't rinse with hydrogen peroxide very often, just every few months when I sense irritation.

It burns when the hydrogen peroxide is squirted into the urethra, but not any more than the burning sensation when you pee with a UTI, and it subsides after a few minutes. I wish I had tried this years ago.



I am very very similar to your situation, and I can say without any doubt, H202 works because it delivers oxygen to the area of infection.  and Guess what?  Bacteria cannot live in an oxygen environment, which means, yep. they die.  I stopped taking antibiotics when my GP decided to give me Cipro, which is a drug they treat ANTHRAX patients with.  This "drug" can also as one of the side effects, snap your Achilles tendon.  Wouldn't that be some kind of fun.  I took 1 preventative antibiotic after sex for YEARS until a professional told me that it could lead to SERIOUS kidney and bladder diseases.  I will be my own doctor.  BTW, I use diluted food grade H202, not the stuff you buy at Walmart.  Stuff Works....also as an aside, I made up a douche with 1/2 3% H202, 1/2 water and about 5% acv, and it cleared up  the BV I had, it also cleared up the embarrassing women "smell" I had probably due to an unbalanced good/bad bacteria balance, (and I had it for years and did not know why or what to do to get rid of it) and BONUS it cleared up my Chronic UTI problem....I will never have to take another antibiotic for a UTI again.


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Hello utiqueen.
Welcome to our Forum.

I re print as mentioned on an earlier post.PLEASE do be very careful,...


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Hi,  I would certainly advise caution with putting any diluted peroxide solution directly into the urethra or bladder.  Treatments like this should only be administered by a health care professional or your GP/Urologist.

Hydrogen Peroxide is used to treat bacterial vaginosis see link: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bacterialvaginosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Hydorgen Peroxide is widely used to cleanse or treat bacterial infection, however to try to mix a diluted solution yourself would be difficult and if you got this wrong.......you could cause serious problems.

More investigation and caution is needed before anyone proceeds with this treatment even via a health care professional.

 


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Warning Appreciated.  After having fought a UTI for the last 3 days using the following: 1 TBSP Baking Soda plus 1 Squeezed Lemon 3 x per day,  3 Cloves of Garlic per Day, Concentrated Oregano Oil 3 x per day, Concentrated Vitamin C,  Cranberry Pills, Curcumin, Cinammon and Honey Tea...Uva Ursi Tea and dissolving 1/8 tsp sea salt on my tongue followed by 10 oz of water, nothing has helped this UTI.  Than being said, 35% H202 can be safely diluted in an 11-to-1 ratio which then is your 3% which then again gets diluted in a 1-1 ratio so you are getting like 1.5% so it is very gentle, is not difficult at all,  and this I do on a regular basis.  1 mixture of the Water, ACV and H202 as mentioned above has brought me very quick relief, with out delay...  

Within 1 hour no less all symptoms have disappeared.  I will use this twice more today and since my energy has returned and my fever broken from the UTI...today I can get back to life.
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Searching for others' experiences and/or clinical experiences with flushing the bladder with hydrogen peroxide solution(H2O2), this forum came up. As I had found other confirmed bladder flushing with H2O2 I went ahead and cautiously applied first the 3% in less than 5 ml through the flush tube of the Folley suprabubic indwelling catheter I wear due to prostate block of my urine.

That 3% made my bladder sting a fair amount, but it was more the sting and foaming reaction I get with 3% mouth soak H2O2, not a nasty sting. I flushed with clean tap water until the foaming was washed out.

The next time I flushed with H2O2 I simply diluted with 2 times the H2O2 volume with water. This 1% solution still foamed, but it was effective to dissolve the calcified clumps that catheter bacteria inside my bladder cause, killing the bacteria enough to reduce the stone formation for the day.

I do not know why all this silly caution about health uses of H2O2 persists, as it is the very least damaging to healthy tissue of any antibiotic medication there is. All other antibiotic meds may not sting, but every one that is a prescription has proven cell damage effects, bar none.

Please, if you are going to be cautious, do so from knowledge, not from fear or assumption.
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Hi. I used to get BV infections every time I had sex. I don't like constantly taking antibiotics all the time- not to mention the hassle of constantly going to the doctor. I did a ton of research about home remedies. From what I found, a lot of women had success with hydrogen peroxide. I decided to try it. It has worked wonderfully for me. From everything I found, the biggest concern with the method I use is drying out the skin inside. What I do is take 3% hydrogen peroxide and dilute it with an equal part water. Then soak a tampon in the solution and insert it for 30 minutes to an hour. Don't do this more than once a week or you start risking drying out the skin and walls. Taking probiotics also helps. I discussed this with my gyno and she said as long as I am careful and don't over use this method I shouldn't have any problems. The peroxide helps kill the bad bacteria, allowing the good bacteria to do their job. As with anything, don't do it if you aren't comfortable. And if you do, pay attention to your body and how it reacts. This is just my opinion and experience with this method... I hope this helps and good luck finding a solution!!!
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Hello Poliquin333
Welcome to our Forum, I hope you will find much to assist and interest you.

Thank you for your personal success, it is always helpful to others looking in, BUT as you say we have to be careful , as we are all different and react differently.

I recall there was a lot of discussion several years ago, regarding this ( If you Type....... Hydrogen/Peroxide in the Search above).

The BHUK Office input their response at the time...

"I would certainly advise caution with putting any diluted peroxide solution directly into the urethra or bladder.  Treatments like this should only be administered by a health care professional or your GP/Urologist.

Hydrogen Peroxide is used to treat bacterial vaginosis see link: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bacterialvaginosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Hydorgen Peroxide is widely used to cleanse or treat bacterial infection, however to try to mix a diluted solution yourself would be difficult and if you got this wrong.......you could cause serious problems.

More investigation and caution is needed before anyone proceeds with this treatment even via a health care professional."

The Office I am sure will have more upto date info, and if you become a Member of BHUK, you would also have much more access to advice and information.
Kind regards
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