I woke up peeing blood. How was your day?

United States
March 3, 2008 10:45pm CST
Yeah, so I've never had a UTI (Urinary Track Infection) before, so I had no idea what was going on when I was constantly feeling like I needed to pee and had an intense burning feeling when I peed and pretty much all the time. That all started about 9pm last night. So this morning at 5am I awake with the sense of urgency, sit on the potty, and peed straight blood with clots! Let me tell you, I totally freaked out! I yelled to DH that my insides were falling out, and I thought I was dying! The pain was unbelievable! So I went to the Dr, and after reviewing my urine analysis she said it was the worst UTI she'd seen in a while. So I'm on Cipro for the next 10 days. Anyone know what to expect? My pee already smells horrible and is orange now. Is this normal? WHEN WILL THE PAIN GO AWAY????
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@joyce959 (1562)
• Philippines
4 Mar 08
I had UTI before, and the pain on peeing is unbearable, but I had not experienced peeing with blood. Antibiotic is a great help. But my doctor advised to drink plenty of water aside from taking antibiotic.
• United States
4 Mar 08
Well I think the meds are starting to work because I'm feeling a lot better today. I haven't seen pee in my blood since yesterday evening. I does still hurt a lot when I pee - especially towards the end! My abdomen and left kidney are SUPER tender too. I'm pushing the fluids, so hopefully I'll be feeling a lot better by tonight.
@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
4 Mar 08
Keep tabs on that kidney tenderness. If it persists it could mean some of the infection spread there. Which may mean you may need antibiotic for longer period of time. I'm usually on it for a few days longer than the normal week, simply because I can't afford to have it get into my kidneys again. ~Tink
• United States
4 Mar 08
What are the ramifications of the infection spreading to the kidneys? I'm already taking the Cipro for 10 days. Would the treatment be any different?
@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
4 Mar 08
Depending on how strong the antibiotic is and how big the infection, the pain should subside after 1-2 days on the antibiotic. I have PKD,(Polycystic Kidney Disease) which means I'm more susceptible to getting UTI's. Therefore I know all about what you're going through. I get about 3-4 a year even with taking special preventative care. They're no fun. And it does scare you the first time you see blood clots in your urine. Now I call my nephrologist (kidney doctor) at the first sign of symptoms. That way I can get on the antibiotic right away. Not just to prevent bigger pain, but to also prevent the infection from moving into the kidneys. That's how I found out I had PKD. A UTI moved into a cyst in one of my kidneys. I was hospitalized for 2 weeks! So whenever u feel symptoms of a UTI, get it taken care of right away! ~Tink
• United States
4 Mar 08
Yeah, you aren't kidding about the shock of seeing blood in your pee! I sure hope these meds work! Cipro is supposed to be a pretty strong antibiotic, so hopefully I'll feel a little better tomarrow. :(
• United States
4 Mar 08
I have had UTIs on and off the last 6-7 years. After my daughter I stopped getting them so regularly. Finally this last time I went to the doctors again and insisted on medication. The other times I went they wouldnt give me the proper meds due to this or that. So this time I insisted. I hate that awful pain!! It took about 3 days for the meds to start working. But it does work. And boy what a relief! My sister had one too. Hers was so bad that she was rushed to the er. She didnt have the pain of peeing though which was really weird. Best of luck the pain does ease up. esp if you have good meds.