Why do I have white discharge, foul smelling with burning sensation while passing urine?
Q: I repeatedly have white discharge, sometimes foul smelling, with burning sensation while passing urine and low back pain. I take antibiotics frequently when prescribed by my doctor. My sugar levels are normal though my father had stress induced diabetes. I am fed up of taking medicines. I also have a hormonal imbalance since I conceived with difficulty. My first child was born after 5 years of marriage and he is now 7.5 years old and I have not yet conceived the second time. I am 34 years old. Kindly advice and give a lasting solution to these problems?
A:I would suggest a urine culture with sensitivity, complete vaginal exam with vaginal wet prep, KOH prep. and possibly a culture. Sometimes the recurrent urinary tract infections can be caused by resistant bacteria which are not killed by the standard antibiotics. Some studies show that cranberries or cranberry juice taken daily can prevent recurrent urinary tract infections. Some common urinary hygiene tips: -When you have the urge to urinate, do it. Do not hold on the urine in your bladder, it can get infected. -Urinate after sexual intercourse. -Keep your genital areas clean. If your really want to get pregnant, I would suggest seeing your gynaecologist for complete evaluation and fertility help if needed.