Hi, I'm 19 and have had a problem with frequent urination and urgency to urinate for some time now
My doctors prescribe me antibiotics for urinary infections time after time
But they seem to be doing nothing
I've recently started experiencing acute pain in the left side of my groin and lower abdomen
I'm always tired and have also began feeling sharp pains in my ribs and lower back
I'm really worried and don't know what to do or ask my doctor for as they seem to do nothing
Can someone please give me some advice as worrying is destroying my life
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replied March 28th, 2014
hi there
there is nothing to worry
its very difficult to comment without thorough history and examination

it can be recurrent uti
proper evaluation for the case should be one
i would like to run some tests:
urine culture
ultrasound abdomen pelvis
std panel
micturating cystourethroscopy.

if urinalysis show puss cells,a preliminary diagnosis of uti can be made and antibiotics can be started.

long term prophylactic antibiotics can be considered.
meanwhile drink a lot of water
good personal hygiene
proper toilet habits.
consult a urologist for proper management.
thanks for using ehealth forum
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