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is a bladder infection every time I start my period normal?

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Is it normal to get a bladder infection every time I start my period? I get cramps a week before my period starts and as soon as it starts so does the infection. It's so painful that I cannot sit down for a long time. I don't under stand why it does this I'm a virgin and never have done anything like... Well that and my parents won't that me to a doctor.


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replied July 7th, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A36838
Hi,
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Due to changes in pH of secretions and local changes due to hormonal changes around period time, you can experience vaginal or urinary infection. If the symptoms of dysmenorrhea and pain during urination are getting worse (or persistent every time around your periods) then causes like endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, PID, ovarian cysts, etc should be looked for. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough evaluation to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as indicated (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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