Quadriplegic with extreme recurring UTIs and symptoms (suprapubic catheter)

Quadriplegic with extreme recurring UTIs and symptoms (suprapubic catheter)

Posted by Cruise on Nov 7, 2017 10:17 pm

Hey there guys I'm a 27-year-old quadriplegic who has been injured for nine years. I have a suprapubic catheter and I almost literally have a UTI or at least symptoms (chills, clammy, cold sweats) 100% of the time!! It's pretty horrible having to deal with this ALL OF THE TIME. A dose of the correct antibiotics used to "seem" to get rid of the UTI but for the past year or so it seems like even with the treatment of antibiotics to UTI lingers and hangs around… I know other quadriplegics that have suprapubic catheter's but still do not deal with the amount of UTIs/Symptoms that I deal with.…
 I'm posting this hoping that somebody/anybody out there may have some helpful information or words of wisdom to help me correct this reoccurring issue! It's really starting to drag me down so any ideas or help that you can offer would be EXTREMELY appreciated!!

 Thanks!

Re: Quadriplegic with extreme recurring UTIs and symptoms (suprapubic catheter)

Posted by prc_Beth on Nov 10, 2017 4:01 pm

Hi Cruise,

My name is Beth and I am a member of the Information Specialist Team here at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Has your doctor been able to give you any information about dealing with the recurring UTIs you are dealing with? Please call 1-800-539-7309 or 973-467-8270 and ask to speak to an Information Specialist.  We have a fact sheet on bladder management and we recently published a bladder management toolkit. We can send both of these to you. You can also go to our website to order the toolkit for yourself here: https://www.christopherreeve.org/about-us/publications

Regards,


Beth
 

prc_Beth
Associate Information Specialist
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Paralysis Resource Center
636 Morris Turnpike Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 07978
1-800-539-7309 x7220

1-973-467-8270 x7220

www.ChristopherReeve.org

 

Re: Quadriplegic with extreme recurring UTIs and symptoms (suprapubic catheter)

Posted by lukenlow on Mar 2, 2018 8:42 am

Thanks for your help, this is a very important problem that can not always be solved alone 192.168.0.1

Re: Quadriplegic with extreme recurring UTIs and symptoms (suprapubic catheter)

Posted by Duane on May 17, 2018 7:09 pm

Hi, my name is Duane. I've been a C5-6 quad for 15 yrs. now. I have the same problem, however I self cath. It can really be depressing. 10 days antibiotics 2 or 3 days feeling alittle better then sick again. I've gone thru this for 2 years now. My new urologist just started me on a pill called Methenamine Hipp 1 gm. It supposedly coats the bladder so the bacteria can not stick to the walls of your bladder. I take 2 a day with 2 500 milligram vitamin C a day and drink a lot of cranberry juice, this also is supposed to keep bacteria from sticking. So far I have been able to go a lot longer in between infections. Hope this helps.

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