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Hello, \n\n I've been having some continence related incidents recently and I was hoping to gain some more understanding. I am a 24 year old female, and in short I have had a resistant UTI since the beginning of December. I have had UTI's before, but this one is different in that since its onset I have been dribbling urine thru-out the day. The first two weeks it was a fairly light amount, but has in my opinion increased to a much more moderate output. I have been using Poise pads (the heavy absorbency ones) during the day to contain the urine, and on average have had to change pads at least every two hours. My doctor has told me this is all normal, and is primarily concerned with getting rid of the infection ( I have many allergies/resistances to antibiotics). I am becoming more and more concerned that perhaps he might be remiss in writing this off as nothing other than a bad UTI. \n\n In the past two and a half weeks I have also had 8 heavy wetting accidents at night. I have been using a disposable brief at night for the past week or so now, and it has either been fairy dry or very wet in the morning. This says to me that the times that is has been very wet, I was probably having at least one heavy void rather than just dripping over the course of the night. This pattern would seem more in line with some type of incontinence rather than a UTI, no? I have a history with bedwetting, but in the past 10 years, prior to this past month or so, I have had a maximum of half a dozen accidents ( and most of them involved having had a signif amount of alcohol before hand...).\n\n Does anyone one else have similar experiences with UTI's? I am also trying to figure out the best ways to manage what is going on now. As I said I have been using briefs at night for the past week. Based on my previous experience with bedwetting, I did a little bit of research before selecting a product, and that led me to order both tranquility overnight pull-ons and abena abri-form briefs. The pull-ons were great until I really wet it one night, and it leaked. I have used the abena briefs since and they have done their job the two times they had to. What I am now a bit more anxious about are my daytime issues. Given the decrease in my nighttime control, I am particularly worried about having a more serious loss of control during the day. Is this even possible, since thanks to the UTI it seems like I hardly can pee even when i want to....? Would a UTI cause this? With the pads I have had no problems with leaks as long as I am strict about changing the pad every two hours, and while this seems excessive, it has worked. I am just afraid for that one day when maybe the pad will not be enough... Anyone who has experienced something similar to what I am now, what would you recommend? Yesterday I used one of the tranquility's while I was at home and it offered more than enough protection, so I therefore felt a little silly (embarrassed?) wearing one outside of my house, so I used the pads when I went out...which I then had to stress about changing multiple times... Anyway, looking foreword to any advice/experience. Thanks, \n\nRachel

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