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Doctor Q&A: Why do I keep getting infections?‘I keep getting urine infections every few months. What can I do about them?’

The first thing is to see your GP every time you get one so they can send off a sample to the lab to see exactly which bacteria is growing.

As you are getting them repeatedly, your GP may send you to have an ultrasound scan of your kidneys and bladder to check there is nothing structurally wrong.

There are simple lifestyle measures you can take to reduce the risk of urine infections including emptying your bladder after sex, drinking plenty of fluids and even using cranberry products.

Low dose preventative antibiotics are sometimes used constantly if all else fails.

Dr Radha Modgil

 


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