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I hope I have a UTI

The best options WebMD gave me were Hepatitis, liver failure, or bladder cancer. The receptionist at the clinic said UTIs are very common. I have an appointment tomorrow morning. The symptoms don't indicate urgency, even for the worst case scenario tomorrow is soon enough. I'm glad Guthrie is such a full service clinic. After I talk to my Doctor I can walk over to the lab and have some blood taken and any other tests she wants. They can do x-rays and ultrasound right there. Best case scenario I walk out with a prescription for antibiotics. Better avoid those probiotics for a while ;)

Edit: There are a lot of home remedies for UTIs
Apple Cider Vinegar 81 YEAS
Cranberry 21 YEAS
D-Mannose 16 YEAS
Baking Soda 12 YEAS
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda 12 YEAS
Alka Seltzer 10 YEAS
Sea Salt 8 YEAS
Vitamin C 5 YEAS

I'm going with Apple Cider Vinegar, Vit C., and lots of fluids. I like vinegar but shotgunning two tablespoons is a bit harsh it's much easier to drink if I dilute it with cold water.

Wouldn't Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking soda counteract each other? Or cause a science fair volcano in my stomach?


I never thought I'd say this, but I, too, hope you have a UTI.
Thank you. That is very sweet. :)
Feel better Sweetie!! We will keep our fingers crossed for you.
Thanks :)
On the other hand...

http://www.livestrong.com/article/467581-is-apple-cider-vinegar-good-for-a-uti/ "Never try to treat a UTI by drinking or bathing in apple cider vinegar. In some cases, home remedies may relieve symptoms, but don't expect them to eliminate the infection, which typically requires antibiotics. Failure to seek prompt diagnosis and treatment from a physician may allow the bacteria to progress to your kidneys."

Baking soda reacts with acids to produce salts, water, and carbon dioxide. With vinegar, it produces the salt sodium acetate. However, in the stomach, it reacts with the hydrochloric acids there to produce sodium chloride, water, and carbon dioxide.
It doesn't really explain why to "never" try to treat a UTI with vinegar. I'm not doing vinegar instead of antibiotics. I don't see why Vinegar in conjunction with antibiotics would be a problem.
However, once your body succumbs to an infection, you should probably not attempt to use apple cider vinegar. Once in your urinary tract, the bacteria attach to the tissue lining your bladder and urethra, which leaves the tissue inflamed and raw. As an acidic liquid, vinegar could increase the acidity of your urine. Passing more acidic urine may exacerbate the inflamed tissue, which could result in a more severe burning sensation during voiding, says Dr. Marianne Legato, professor at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and co-author of "What Women Need to Know."

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/467581-is-apple-cider-vinegar-good-for-a-uti/#ixzz2eW8o9HWI