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10-26-2013, 06:57 PM
Has anyone else had issues with chronic urinary tract infections post-op? I am 18 months post op and have had constant UTIs every since my surgery. I am just now seeing a urologist for further testing, have been on a multitude of antibiotics. It is very frustrating to be constantly battling this! Anyone else have experience with this?

10-26-2013, 07:49 PM
All my urine tests since surgery show that I have a UTI but I have not had any symptoms. I keep thinking the tests have to be false positives, but after the third or fourth I find it weird thatmy body doesn't not since them. Wonder if it has anything to do with the numbness I've had since surgery.

10-27-2013, 12:58 AM

Sorry about the UTIís..... Your urologist can get this straightened out.... Isnít cranberry juice the choice beverage for UTIís?

How is the back after your revision? You were in the doldrums there for awhile....


10-27-2013, 01:45 PM
I'm status quo, but thanks for asking Ed. The revision did not help me unfortunately.

10-27-2013, 03:16 PM
I have had constant UTI's. But I blame it on to the fact I developed other female issues during my two yrs. of being bent over , my rib cage putting pressure on my pelvic muscles.(I now have a uterus prolapse). So I am blaming the UTI onto this problem. We'll see, as they are going to fix this uterus problem next week. It's kind of embarrassing to talk about my uterus (It just a fact). I am seeing a Urogynocologist for this, and I kind of get the impression that he doesn't think the infections and the prolapse are linked, as he is doing lots of tests on my bladder due to the constant UTI's. Ugh!! I am taking my antibiotics again. And since my surgery(5 mo.ago) I have been on antibiotics constantly. I wonder since I read your post if there is something related in the spinal surgery and the UTI's. I will try to keep you updated and we'll see if after they fix the prolapse, the UTI's go away.! I had my gall bladder removed a couple months after surgery. Hmmm? I have read that gall bladder problems are connected to the big spinal surgeries too. Who knows! Maybe I read too much. But we truly have to be our own advocates when it comes to our bodies. Sorry this got so long. Hope you are doing well with your spine. Stay in touch~~~Linda

10-27-2013, 10:40 PM
I, too, have had a lot of uti's. my first two were in the hospital, a week apart. I am four months out and have had two since. I have a pocket like swelling on the side of my abdomen where my spine was twisted the most, the apex of my curve between L 2 and L 3 just under my ribcage. I don't know if it will go away or if it is a hernia in my abdominal wall caused by the trauma of surgery. This was a rough tough surgery. The force needed to ratchet straight those crooked spine vertabre must be pretty violent, I can imagine all our internal organs took a bruising. I could not eat afterwards, my stomach just would not let me swallow. I had a bowel obstruction in the hospital caused by the surgery. I don't have a uterus anymore, but if I did, I have no doubt it too, would have been damaged in the fray. You are not alone. It is like this surgery opens the floodgate for other issues. Hang tough and keep on keeping on, you will find your way out of the woods!