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Topic: Microscopic blood in urine and UTI's 3 years after chemo help

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Posted on: Mar 26, 2014 11:17PM

Plils wrote:

Help, would like to know if anyone has had this problem, just hit my 3 years since diagnosis and in Oct started having problems with my urine, smell nutty like, microscopic blood, 4 UTI's took antibiotics which I just finished my last dose and now still have cloudy, smelly, urine with microscopic urine in it has anyone else had this problem, they are thinking the chemo could be he cause but I am a little worried. 

Pam Dx 3/23/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 27, 2014 10:15AM , edited Mar 27, 2014 10:20AM by leggo

Hi Plils. Don't worry just yet. I'm the queen of UTI's and sometimes our bodies become resistant to certain antibiotics. I've had several infections that don't respond to the chosen antibiotic according to lab tests. I'd try a different antibiotic before I jumped to any conclusions. Also, it might be a good idea to add some cranberry extract capsules to make it easier to fight the next time. They're kind of pricey (for a good one), but worth every penny. Good luck to you. UTI's suck.

Eta: just wanted to add, I had to try THREE different antibiotics this last time before I had success.

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Mar 29, 2014 03:38PM Arizonagirl wrote:

I am ten years out from chemotherapy. I had multiple UTI's for a while. My doctor said at one point he might put me on a daily dose of antibiotics. I started taking cranberry extract twice daily and increased my yogurt intake to several times weekly. It seems to be working. It's not a cure if you have an infection, but seems to help prevent future infections. Another thing doctors seem hesitant to bring up is if you are sexually active, always empty your bladder after intercourse. Good luck to you.

Surgery 01/28/2004 Lumpectomy in one or both breasts: Lumpectomy in my left breast; Mastectomy of one or both breasts: Mastectomy of my left breast, Mastectomy of my right breast; Lymph node removal (also called dissection): Lymph node removal (also called dissection) on my left side ; Prophylactic (also called preventive) mastectomy of one or both breasts : Prophylactic (also called preventive) mastectomy of my left breast , Prophylactic (also called preventive) mastectomy of my right breast ; Prophylactic (also called preventive) removal of the ovaries ; Reconstruction of my left breast: Latissimus dorsi flap, Nipple reconstruction, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction of my right breast: Latissimus dorsi flap, Nipple reconstruction, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 04/04/2004 Adriamycin (chemical name: doxorubicin), Cytoxan (chemical name: cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (chemical name: docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 08/14/2004 Hormonal Therapy 10/01/2004 Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole, class: aromatase inhibitor)
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Apr 6, 2014 10:51PM Plils wrote:

Hi Arizonagirl,

Wow, so just what I have been going through.  It all started in Oct 2014, I have had microscopic blood in my urine, 4 UTI's, adnormal urine cytology which the possibility of a low-grade papillary transitional tumor cannot be entirely excluded. Since I have had a normal cyctscopey, normal renal ultrasound on and off lower achy back, needed a nap everyday just have no energy yet today I check and still have microscopic blood and lucycites in my urine which has had a nutty weird smell and cloudy the whole time that is why I though something was wrong in the first place.  I am really getting scared I have a tumor but because the cyctoscopye and renal ultrasound was normal I was told it was probably just a hormone problem.  Help has anyone else been going through this.

Pam Dx 3/23/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-