6:56 pm - 02/20/2009

UTI - blood in urine, or AZO cranberry tablets?

Hi Lovies!

I was set upon by pretty recent (about 2 hours ago, as a matter of fact) symptoms of an UTI. Pressure in abdomen, need to pee every couple of mins but nothing comes out, and it BURNS. Oh gawd, is my vagoo on fire when I pee. Normally, I can pop a couple of AZO cranberry tablets, chug down some cranberry juice and lots of water, and I'm good to go. I don't have any cranberry and my husband isn't due home with the car for another couple of hours, so I drank about 15 oz of water and took two. about 30 mins later, my little dribble of urine started coming out pink D: blood, or just the tables, where they're slightly concentrated? Also, if it helps, I'm having pains on my left lower back, kinda close to my hip. I would think that this is serious, but it set on SO fast. Like, 3 hours ago, I was fine, I peed fine earlier.


EDIT: Yeah...I took a bunch of TP and held it too me while I peed, just to make sure I wasn't starting my period and having faux UTI symptoms, and I had some thicker blood on it, but my discharge is clear when I check it. Hubby has already been called, and we're going to head to the ER now, instead of waiting for doctor on Monday, I don't think I could live like this all weekend. Thanks so much darlings for the help <3 Meanwhile, should I pee every time I feel like it, or hold it until I'll have a more consistant stream? Thanks!
steffleupagus 21st-Feb-2009 01:09 am (UTC)
azo changes the color of urine
atalanta0jess 21st-Feb-2009 01:11 am (UTC)
Back pain is serious, yes. Even if it set in fast...I've had UTIs that went from zero to peeing chunks of blood in about 6 hours.

Back pain means get medical care, now. Tonight.
melodic_lyrics 21st-Feb-2009 01:14 am (UTC)
Back pain and blood in your urine sounds like it may have progressed into a kidney infection on top of a UTI. It's pretty important to go see a doctor ASAP because you need antibiotics to kill the infection. Unfortunately, UTI's are things that, when severe, aren't really easily treated via home remedies.
betterbebalboa 21st-Feb-2009 01:21 am (UTC)
Agreed. Lower back pain near the hip sounds exactly like a kidney infection. Cranberry can be good for very early stages of a minor UTI, or for preventing UTI's to begin with, but this one sounds like it's managed to progress very quickly. Please see a doctor!
typewriteher 21st-Feb-2009 01:26 am (UTC)
I use to take azo cranberry tablets all the time and they never changed the color of my urine (it shouldn't). The only medication for the treatment of UTIs that will change your urine color is called Uristat.

I'd go to the hospital ASAP.
twisty_mirror 21st-Feb-2009 01:50 am (UTC)
there are different products from azo - the cranberry pills don't change urine color but they have another pill that turns it orange. just to clarify, in case anyone else is wondering. =)
atalanta0jess 21st-Feb-2009 01:32 am (UTC)
I have always been advised to pee whenever I felt like it, and to drink a ton of water, because even though your gut reaction might be to drink less in order to pee less, its better to drink and dilute the urine....when its not dilute, it irritates your poor urinary tract.
betterbebalboa 21st-Feb-2009 02:05 am (UTC)
Pee as much as you feel like it, and drink lots of water. Holding it can make it worse.

Get better soon!
oopsiedaisies7 21st-Feb-2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
When I get UTIs, I pee when I feel like I have to. I also drink tons of water so that I'll maybe get a substantial amount of pee when I'm peeing every five minutes, hah.
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