I am not sure which topic this really fits in...
I have been treated for UTIs twice in as many months. I truly think it has something to do with my back, or with my meds. I went to urgent care and he looked at my list of meds and said none of them cause urine retention (amitriptyline, Oxycontin, Percocet, and birth control). He also said that lower back problems cause incontinence, not rentenion or hesitance.
I swear it has something to do with my back, and I actually found something called "lazy bladder" on the internet (on the web site for an OTC UTI med called Cystex, of all places). Bascially, lower back problems cause problems with flow - when you muscles/nerves are shot, your flow of urine isn't as strong as it should be, and you may also not notice the sensation of having to go, since your muscles are all tensed up all the time anyway. Makes sense to me, but why can't I find a pharmacist or a doctor who believes me.
Has anyone else experienced UTIs with much more frequency after back injuries/problems? And besides increasing fluids, is there anything I can do? Thanks! I really don't want to have to go to urgent care once a month for this.