Thurs afternoon I had surgery for uterine polyps. I could drink no water after 6 AM Thurs AM. By 5 PM Thursday I had painful urination and a full bladder feeling with little or no results. Did my surgery cause my infection, as I believe it did?

Health advice for Urinary Tract Infection
  • Have a solution of ½ tsp of baking soda in water to get relief from the condition.
  • Consume cranberry juice directly or mixed with some apple juice.
  • Drink plenty of warm water the whole day.
  • Rub a mixture of the oils of Bergamot, Sandalwood, Juniper, Tea Tree and frankincense on the bladder area 2 to 3 times daily. Continue with this massage for sometime even after the symptoms subside.
  • Consume 2 to 3 capsules of the herbs Goldenseal, Echinacea or Oregon grape thrice everyday.
  • Drink fresh berry juice everyday and increase your intake of vitamin C for the prevention of bacterial growth due to acidic environment in the bladder and urinary tract.
  • Eat a bowl of pineapple as it contains bromelain which cure the infection.
  • Clean your genital area before having an intercourse and urinate after it.
  • Drink lots of water. Avoid smoking and excess alcohol consumption.
  • Do hot compression on the lower abdomen and use acupuncture to get more relief.
  • Take warm water sitz bath 2 times a day. You can also add apple cider vinegar in the water.
  • Wear comfortable and cotton underpants and change them frequently. Sleep without them at nights and wash the area with warm water.

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