Hi:) I am 6 weeks into Pegatron tx. I have been feeling like I am getting a bladder infection on and off since I started tx. I went to the Dr. tonight and he said I don't have one and that it must be yet another side effect of this treatment. I was wondering if anyone else has had this side effect? Thanx:) God bless:)
I know burning with urination is a side of my tx but not sure what your doing. I am Reba/peg/vic (bocep). I have not had this SE but if I were you I would keep bugging the doctor about it. What tx are you doing??
I have been feeling the same way. I was on the Incivek triple tx. I'm done with the Incivek but still have to continue the RIBA and interferon. I haven't been to the dr about it. But the last time I saw my GI he tested my levels of Uric acid. He said that at the time of the test it was low so he thought I was doing a good job of drinking lots of water. I am thinking that the treason I am having more trouble now is I haven't been drinking enough water. Try increasing your pure water intake and add cranberry juice to your diet. That's what I am trying before I see another dr. Good luck. Terry
Are you drinking enough water? You really need to flush the system. My doctor's office said a gallon a day. I can't always do that but I do try to drink large glasses of water with the pills and after the interferon shot.
When was your last CBC? It could be possible that your white counts are getting low which might leave you open to infection. Hep C patients normally do not get infections like cancer patients do when their neutrophils tank, but it can happen. The item on your CBC is ANC - absolute neutrophils - and if that number is under 750 (or .75) your ANC is getting pretty low.
Could there be an unrelated medical issue? For about 8 months last year I had reoccurring urinary tract/bladder infections. I went to my general doctor many times during that period of time, he treated the bladder infections, and since they continued to reoccur, he sent me to an urologist. The urologist did a variety of testing, found that something was pressing on my bladder and obstructing it. She sent me for a CT scan, and I learned that I had a very large (11 cm x 9 cm) ovarian cyst. It had torced (twisted) around itself seven times and behind my uterus, so the cyst was pressing on my uterus, which was pressing on my bladder (and other organs). This obstructed flow, caused pain and pressure, and set up an environment for reoccurring infections. She referred me on to a gynecological surgeon. 8 months seeing the general doctor, and less than a week from the urologist to the gynecological surgeon. Just a thought, perhaps the problem is unrelated to Hep C and triple therapy.
Hi- husband had same side effect, upped his water and I gave him something called Cran-Clearance that I bought at the health food store. I take it whenever I feel a bladder infection coming on. It worked almost immediately. Stay on top of your water, though, it's critically important.
Hi I appreciate you posting this question. I noticed the feeling of getting a UTI
a few weeks after finishing Incivek, so about the last 2 weeks. I had urine checked, it' ok so not sure but I am trying to drink more water, pure cranberry juice
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.