UTI Poll

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UTI Poll

joja joja
It seems like UTIs (urinary tract infections) are a pretty common complaint among women. I'm just curious how frequent they are for the majority of us. So, how often do you get UTIs?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I have never had a UTI.
59  (26%)
Very rarely.
99  (43%)
Once a year or so.
21  (9%)
A few times a year.
29  (13%)
Once a month or two.
11  (5%)
Very frequently.
9  (4%)
Total votes: 228
Poll is closed
12/09/2011
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Tuesday Tuesday
When I was in my 20s I used to get them very frequently. In fact, I started getting UTIs when I was 10. When I was 19 my urologist told me that my urethra was sized for a 2 yr old. After two stretching treatments, I basically stopped getting them.

My brother needed the same urethra widening treatment. His was done under general.
12/09/2011
GoneBabyGone GoneBabyGone
I've only ever had one that I know of. At least the doctors told me I had a UTI. I didn't burn, itch, or have discomfort. I really had no idea I had a UTI. They did a urinalysis (to find out if I had drugs that were causing my vertigo), and they told me I had one.
12/09/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I have kidney problems, so it always feels like I have a minor UTI! D:
I get a real one maybe every other month to maybe once a month.
12/09/2011
Cougar in Training Cougar in Training
I guess I have been very lucky to never have one! (knock on wood)
12/09/2011
TwistedTruth TwistedTruth
Quote:
Originally posted by joja
It seems like UTIs (urinary tract infections) are a pretty common complaint among women. I'm just curious how frequent they are for the majority of us. So, how often do you get UTIs?
For three months straight, I'd recover, go a few days without one, and be right back with one.
Unfortunately I got so used to it that a condom I'm allergic to gave me one and it developed into a kidney infection. After that, I'm very cautious about EVERYTHING that touches me.
12/09/2011
Chul Chul
I'm not entirely sure if they were actual UTIs, but I did get quite a few vaginal infections as a kid. Other than that, I've never had any problems.
12/09/2011
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
If I even THINK one may be coming on with symptoms (like frequent urination or urgency), I take cranberry supplements. They do *wonders* for me if I catch it before it becomes greatly infected.
12/11/2011
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I seemed to have had them all the time when I was pregnant. Seems like they finally settled down
12/11/2011
Missmarc Missmarc
I've had it 3 times so far. Now I've developed the habit of peeing before and after sex, after shower and drinking a lot of water. I take cranberry supplements during very sexual active days. I haven't had it for a year and half for now.
12/11/2011
K101 K101
I thought I had the begining of one one time and I drank some water and apparently it went away or wasn't ever there to begin with. Thankfully, I am no prone to these, but my twin has suffered from them all her life! She has had kidney stones and a lot of kidney problems since she was a kid. I've seen how much pain they cause and am so thankful that I haven't had to go through it.
12/11/2011
zwee75 zwee75
My last UTI was when I was when I was pregnant (but didnt know it yet).
12/11/2011
Sinfully Sinfully
Ive been getting them a lot lately. Starting to wonder if something is wrong. I have one right now
12/11/2011
Kitka Kitka
I've never had one. Sorry to hear so many suffer from them, that's horrible.
12/11/2011
Holly Hox Holly Hox
I got them at least once or twice a year as a kid. And in college I had a couple. I haven't had any in that last....7 years maybe.
12/11/2011
Beck Beck
Never had one, but I have never had any kind of infection.
12/11/2011
AmethystSmoke AmethystSmoke
I've been very fortunate - I've never suffered from a UTI.
12/11/2011
toxie m toxie m
I've only ever had one, but it was such hell that for a while I lived in total fear of getting another one. Before the infection I was a bit lax about it, but now I urinate after sex religiously. I really feel for anyone who has to deal with these on any kind of regular basis.
12/11/2011
whitknee whitknee
Quote:
Originally posted by joja
It seems like UTIs (urinary tract infections) are a pretty common complaint among women. I'm just curious how frequent they are for the majority of us. So, how often do you get UTIs?
I've gotten it twice..sucks. Mine were very painful.
12/11/2011
ThoughtsAblaze ThoughtsAblaze
I got one this year for the first time since I was a kid (I was a chronic bed wetter). I'd like to avoid them at all costs!
12/14/2011
Iron Man Iron Man
These days it's once every 3 months. I've learned to always look for symptoms when I pee.
12/16/2011
Destri Destri
Used to have them more frequently when I was younger, but have only had one in many years now. That one was because I went from having no intercourse to having tons because I got with my hubby.
12/16/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I've been lucky and I hope it continues!
12/16/2011
HouseWench HouseWench
I had them like crazy when we were using condoms. Nothing I could do could prevent them! Since we stopped, it only happens once or twice a year now.
12/17/2011
Caprieclipse Caprieclipse
i realized eventually that i got them when i used a certain time of condom! i started using silicone and its been better, but uti's can be caused by other things too!
12/17/2011
Cherry21 Cherry21
Quote:
Originally posted by joja
It seems like UTIs (urinary tract infections) are a pretty common complaint among women. I'm just curious how frequent they are for the majority of us. So, how often do you get UTIs?
I don't get them as much as I used to when I was young. I got one so bad one time, when I was about 16) I ended up in the hospital for a week! I ended up with infection all inside me (like, literally. they were starting to worry about lungs, heart, etc.). It was really bad, but I had a nice Demorral (I know I didn't spell that right) drip, and some okay nurses. Wasn't too bad, but it sure did hurt!
12/17/2011
GeekWife GeekWife
I've gotten them once every other month or so since I was a baby. Something with something not formed entirely right... I don't get it. My mother told me a few times, but she doesn't explain it well. I just make sure I pee right after sex and always wear breathable undies.
12/17/2011
eeep eeep
I used to get them every 2-3 months, having a lot of kidney issues across my lifetime doesn't help. Fortunately I have only been getting 1 or 2 a year for the last 2 years. Not sure if it is due to age, or the fact that I've been using more and more organic products in the last few years.
12/17/2011
Curiouscat Curiouscat
Never had one, guess i'm just not very susceptible to them.
12/18/2011
Silverdrop Silverdrop
I think it depends on your shape, the length of your urethra (internal) and the distance between your urethral opening and anus (external). Men get UTIs much less frequently because they have a much longer urethra and so the bacteria have a longer way to go to reach the bladder. I get them less often than I did, because I've learned that if a penis or toy gets too near the rectum, to use a wipe before letting it back near the front.

And peeing after sex is a good tip too.
12/22/2011
Total posts: 127
Unique posters: 125