Hello Carlof:My youngest sister (these things tend to run in families) has the same problems you just described - Urinary problems and infections galore as well as menstral difficulties. She was at her wits end and just went into the hospital to have a proceedure which she says really helped her. They stretched her urethra and bladder as they were extremely small and tight and when bacteria got in there it wasn't flushing itself out. Both of us have CFS, FMS, IBS and Urinary tract problems. Mine have been kept under control by taking 1000 mg Cranberry Capsules once a day. No more infections and no more pain. This unfortunately didn't work for my sister - definitely check back with your Dr. and follow up with the culture test. I am not an expert but out of 4 sisters with all same symptoms we could write a book! Best to see a Urologist should you have chronic urinary infections with pain to get an experts advise.Best of luck and remember drink lots of water every day!