I have frequent UTI's and Kidney infections to the point of my left kidney being scarred badly and not functioning properly. The last month or so I've noticed that I only use the bathroom once or twice a day. I drink about two bottles of water a day and I drink lots of juice and usually a can of pop each day. I'm not sure if that's enough or not, but even when I drink a lot more than that it's still the same thing (urinating once or twice). I've had frequent UTI's for at least 3 years and no testing done besides CT's and ultrasounds of my kidney tumor.... no kidney or bladder tests, but he 'thinks' I have kidney reflux.
Is this something to be concerned about? Is it a sign of renal failure?
I'm so busy with the kids that I always convince myself that my body is trained to hold it all day, but I know that's not true.... I just hate going to the urologist. I get really bloated which isn't normal for me and the last couple weeks my whole stomach area is sensitive to touch which has never happened. I took a pregnancy test like 5 minutes ago to rule that out and it was negative.
Pop is not good for your kidneys ecspecially diet soda. I am not one to judge though bc i am a Dr pepper feind lol. Not so much now that i have gotten pregnant ut i used to drink four to five a day. Also try taking cranberry pills they flush your system and promote good urinary health and keep uti's under control better. i have been prone to them since i was very little. i used to have to drink 2 glasses of cranberry juice a day but i got to the point where i hated the tatse so the dr said try the pills you can get them at pretty much any grocery store or walmart.