Bladder Infection?

November November
Okay, so I've never had a bladder infection before and I'm not sure if I have one now or if I'm just overreacting.

I woke up last night with an urgent need to pee. It tingled while I peed because I had to go so badly, and yes, my bladder was really full. I still had the tingling briefly after peeing, kind of felt like I had to still pee when I didn't.

This morning got up and my bladder was full again regardless of getting up in the middle of the night to pee. When my bladder was almost empty I felt almost a painful tingling feeling and when I looked at my pee it was cloudy and a yellow-orange color.

Is this the beginning of a bladder infection?

Please help, if this is something I should see a doctor about, I'd like to make an appointment ASAP before it gets any worse!
Mar 31, 11:56 am
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Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by November
Okay, so I've never had a bladder infection before and I'm not sure if I have one now or if I'm just overreacting.

I woke up last night with an urgent need to pee. It tingled while I peed because I had to go so badly, and yes, ... More
It sounds like the start of one There are things you can do to avoid having to go to the Dr. First off, go buy a test kit (little strips you urinate on) at the drug store and see for sure. If it's positive, then call the Dr immediately and tell them you used the test kit and the results. You do NOT want to ignore and self treat if you get a positive indication on the test kit because the infection can move up to the kidneys and trust me, that's BAD.

Now, right away, you need to push fluids and I mean LOTS of water, as much as you can comfortably tolerate without getting sick, OK? That will help flush out as much bacteria as possible.And while at the drug store, buy cranberry capsules or pills. They will be in the same place as the bladder infection kit, that is, in the same feminine care aisle, usually with the yeast treatment creams and douches, etc, next to the pads and tampons. You could drink cranberry juice, but it's full of sugar and not as effective unless you drink a ton. The cranberry contains chemicals that actually prevent the bacteria from growing the little legs that allow it to cling to your bladder walls and flourish, but as soon as you stop taking the cranberry, the effect stops, so that's why it's important to make sure no bacteria remain to take over (sort of like only half treating a yeast infection and then it comes back)

You should also buy some of the medicine at the drup store to relive your bladder pain and spasms (believe me the urgency is nothing compared to what could possibly be in store for you with burning and cramping, but that differs per person and severity). Pyridium is a brand name for the drug, but there ate many different generic ills available over the counter. Here's a description of the medication. The pills relieve much of the uncomfortable symptoms and thank God they are available over the counter now! By the way, be careful, they stain your urine a bright yellow to orange (orange if you're not drinking enough water! so it's a good indicator that way). So your underwear can get stained, just be aware of it and frankly, you can always wear a panty liner. It may or may not wash out, so don't wear your nice underwear

If you have any more questions, please PM me! Good luck and with the water and cranberry, plus the pills kept on hand, you might be able to avoid a trip to the Dr in the future, but as a first time sufferer, it's always good to be seen (if the test strip is positive) or the symptoms get worse. Don't fool around because you never know how virulent the infection is. In the future, if you see your urine getting dark or cloudy, start drinking much more and also start taking cranberry and you may avert the whole thing You'll get to know you body.
Mar 31, 12:40 pm
November November
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
It sounds like the start of one There are things you can do to avoid having to go to the Dr. First off, go buy a test kit (little strips you urinate on) at the drug store and see for sure. If it's positive, then call the Dr immediately and tell ... More
Thanks for replying so quickly! I'm going to go to the drug store and pick up the test kit and cranberry pills and consult the pharmacist.

I've been doing some research online and read that orange pee can be a sign of not drinking enough fluids and cloudy pee can happen for women because of vaginal fluids mixing in with their pee. It makes sense that I didn't have enough fluids in my body, because I got up in the middle of the night to pee, it was probably yellow, but I didn't check. From the middle of the night to morning there was no fluid intake, so I understand about the orange color now. I don't know if the tingling will turn into pain and spasms, but it does worry me, so I'll ask the pharmacist about that too. I'm going to file the drug named Pyridium in the back of my head in case I need it later.

Thanks for being there. I was so alarmed by what I experienced this morning that I wasn't sure what to do. It's so nice to have a community of people that I can turn to for help and advice when I need it!
Mar 31, 1:26 pm
Jodi Nicole Prince Jodi Nicole Prince
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Originally posted by November
Okay, so I've never had a bladder infection before and I'm not sure if I have one now or if I'm just overreacting.

I woke up last night with an urgent need to pee. It tingled while I peed because I had to go so badly, and yes, ... More
Sounds to me like you need to call and schedule an appointment just in case...if it isn't a onset of a UTI then something else could be wrong
Mar 31, 1:32 pm
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by November
Thanks for replying so quickly! I'm going to go to the drug store and pick up the test kit and cranberry pills and consult the pharmacist.

I've been doing some research online and read that orange pee can be a sign of not drinking ... More
You're welcome and even over night, your urine should never be that dark, it's a sign of dehydration. You want it as dilute as possible an at the darkest, a yellow color, not orange, though of course that can happen. You probably didn't have enough liquid intake for a few days to cause that amount of a change. I wouldn't have thought it was an infection if you hadn't mentioned the urgency and tingling. The pills are under a brand called Cystex and generic versions (I get the generic). They really stop the urgency and the burning and spasms if you have them. they are NOT dangerous. Now the test strips are a little expensive and usually come three to a package. Read the directions and follow them carefully. But the most important thing is to drink , drink, drink water, OK? Also to be safe, use the cranberry as it's benign. I am glad I could help calm your fears and give you a plan of attack. I am the go to person for all sorts of medical problems, lol! (as you likely know by now, hahaha) Let me know how you do, please?
Mar 31, 1:43 pm
November November
Okay, I'll keep you posted and try to remember to post an update on here.
Mar 31, 6:21 pm
PadoruLover PadoruLover
If it was just the peeing I would think its from salty food but with the color I would go see a doctor.
Mar 31, 11:42 pm
November November
Okay, brief update. I went to the drug store yesterday and got the test kit, cranberry pills, and Cystex. I tested yesterday and it came up as a positive/negative. The instructions said to test again if that happens. I drank plenty of water all day yesterday, took the cranberry pills and when the tingling pain started to get worse, took the Cystex. I tested again this morning and it came out positive, so I called my doctor's office immediately and I got seen today. I took another test at the doctor's office and tested positive again, so he prescribed antibiotics. Now I'm on the road to recovery.
Apr 1, 10:59 pm
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
Glad you're feeling better!
Apr 2, 10:22 am
TexasBrat TexasBrat
I get severe bladder infections. To avoid them, I drink a lot of water, a LOT! Plus I take cranberry pills every day. I also eat a lot of yogurt. Stay away from dark colas, and I use the restroom whenever I feel the need. I've dealt with bladder infections since I was 6 months old (I'm almost 41 now).
Apr 6, 8:28 pm
guard083 guard083
I used to get UTIs all the time and that sounds just like what my symptoms were. It burnt when I would pee and it felt like I always had to go to the bathroom even after I just went. Usually the doctor will give you some medication to help take care of it, drink lots of water, and don't hold it if you have to pee go right then.
Aug 10, 5:35 pm
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