Treatment and awareness of young female health.
For the last 3 years I have been constantly battling UTIs in which the gp would usually give me antibiotics to treat the infection. Initially I thought nothing of it until they started to get more frequent and painful. Again the gp would usually prescribe antibiotics and be done with it. It is only in the recent months that the gp has started to investigate (3 years of UTIs!) due to pain spreading elsewhere in my body and getting sicker in myself with other symptoms, this is when I knew something is wrong. I know my body but all I seem to hear is “I don’t know what’s wrong with you” or “your too young to have anything serious wrong” or “let’s try these tablets...”
After being urgently referred to Urology, I started to get a glimpse of the condition I may be suffering with and I decided that enough was enough and I needed to be seen. This is when I contacted privately. Okay I am young but with serious conditions being probable I do not want to chance not being able to live my life to the fullest because of the theory “I just had a UTI”.
I am now being seen and investigated in the coming weeks by a private urologist for these possible conditions. This has made me realise and I cannot stress enough how important younger female health is and should be taken more seriously and recognised. There needs to be more research into these conditions to make them simpler to identify and treat earlier
thank you for reading my story which continues... any contribution will mean the world and help so much towards bettering my future health. Any additional money raised will go to a young female health organisation to help spread the importance and awareness of this neglected medical area.
- Claire Hall
- Sophie Hall
- Lynne Easterbrook
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