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Caroline111

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I have just joined this group having used d-mannose successfully for three UTI infections over the last 18 months. Then, last month, I had two infections only two weeks apart neither of which responded to d-mannose but they went after I used antibiotics.

My reason for posting is that after the last infection I felt fine for about 10 days. No infection showing on dipstick and no pain at all. Then last Tuesday I started having low-level burning all the time and feeling the constant need to pee. The strange thing is that when I do pee there is no pain at all - it feels completely normal. I know from some of the posts that dipsticks are not a reliable indicator. But surely if I had an infection there would be some stinging sensation when I pee? Why else would I have low-level stinging all the time?  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Best get checked out again.  Antibiotics worked for you.   Infections manifest themselves in different ways (I have had your symptoms), sounds like its lurking. D-mannose has variable success and certainly does not work for all bugs. You are not yet at a dead end, so at this early stage a mix of opinions on this forum may confuse you.  Dipsticks may not work for very low grade infections, or embedded, but for an active one it usually works for me.

Caroline111

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Thanks for your reply.

To be honest, I'm filled with dread about what is now happening. I've had many UTIs over the last 9 years but never had symptoms without infection showing on the dipstick. My worry is that by taking antibiotics if I don't have an infection could lead to them not working when I do have a 'real' infection i.e. one that is showing on the dipstick/ smelly and cloudy urine/ agonising when peeing etc.   I'm already resistant to Amoxicillin because I took so much although pivmecillinam works.
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Dipsticks are not always reliable. You are not resistant to an antibiotic, as a person.  Certain bugs will be resistant.  It is quite possible to have symptoms but no infection showing.  There is a lot of info on the net now, so probably a good idea to have a good.  Another visit to your GP or a referral to one of the consultants would be a good idea (the office can help with some suggestions i am sure).
Sophs50522

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This is what happened to me caroline, I had mild burning/sore urethra but no pain when actually peeing. All tests come back negative. It felt different to a UTI for me due to the no burning on peeing.
Cystoscopy later still no diagnosis. So many things it could be, pelvic floor muscles could be squeezing the urethra, chronic UTI, candida overgrowth. It's just looking where to start [frown]
I've lived with it for 2 years. Just gave up and accepted it. It got easier over time ..
(It's like your brain just learns to accept it so the urge to urinate isn't as frustrating) now I'm plagued with something new so I'm back on here again! Arghh x
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Hello Sophs50522

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Caroline111

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Thanks, Sophs. It's a relief to know I'm not alone with these symptoms. I've just had a couple of days relief and now the burning sensation has come back again. It's another two months until I see the urologist. I'm thinking a bladder installation might help.
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