So here's the story. I've had abdominal pain for over a month now. For the past couple of weeks, it's gradually worsened and Tuesday I couldn't take it anymore so I went to the doctor. I didn't get in to see my regular Dr. (I absolutely adore her, she's a D.O. who specializes in complementary medicine and always gives me natural alternatives), just an M.D. that my sister works for. I had UA done and it came back clean. She felt my abdomen and said she was sure it was a UTI and she thought that it was moving up my ureters. Is it normal to have a clean UA if the infection is moving upward? Well, she prescribed antibiotics (nitrofurontin sp?, which I have read is NOT safe for breastfeeding) and I have yet to pick them up from the pharmacy. I called my regular doctor and spoke with her and she suggested taking Uva Ursi and we discussed the fact that everything I've read about it says not to take it while breasfeeding. She thinks it would probably be ok for the short while that I'll be taking it. I also have a natural remedy book that suggests it for use in children. Ok, I said all of this to ask this-what would you do? Do you think it's safe? My daughter is 14 months, so it's not like she's a newborn anymore. What do you think about a urinary tract infection with a clean UA? I'm so confused! Sorry this wasn't completely coherent, trying to type with a toddler climbing all over me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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11/2/07 at 8:36pm