My late night searches helped me come across this site, so I'm hoping I'll be able to get some better information than the typical documents I've been reading online via Google about this problem.
I'm a twenty-five year old female. I'm having extreme issues of painful inflammation towards the end of my urination stream. When I think I'm going to stop, it's as if my body instantly stops all urine from coming out, then slowly releases it again. In the past year, I've been to the doctor's twice; once for a kidney infection, and the other to be told there's nothing wrong with me. The first occasion was in September when I had lab work done and I was given an antibiotic and the infection disappeared. The second time occurred in October when no blood was visible in my lab work, however, the doctor still prescribed a more stronger antibiotic than the previous.
Since then, I've faced some troublesome instances which would only occur for a few days where I was get minor inflammation and burning as described above. But after three or four days, the pain would disappear. Lately, it's been far too frequent and becoming increasingly painful. I feel no pains in my side and the places the doctor usually spot-checks for swelling. This occurs regardless of my menstruation cycle. I've completely abolished all sodas as well as tea from my diet and have strictly sticked with water and cranberry juice. (And because I'm slightly lactose intolerant, I only drink Lactaid instead of regular milk.) I even take OTC cranberry pill supplements in the morning and at night. My primary diet usually consists of red/white meats, vegetables, and noddles/rice. I don't cook with any spices save for regular salt and pepper as well as minced garlic. My fiancé and I only go out for restaurant food on the weekends. And due to the random frequency, it's hard to pin-point if this is some sort of food that's triggering this problem.
I feel as if there's something clogging my urethra and while there's no visible blood, the urine does give off a pungent odor and is a bit cloudy. There's no swelling in my upper or lower back (at least none that's causing me pain) so I'm completely stumped as to what is going on. And I don't want to have another insane medical bill if I can prevent it.
Could anyone please give me some insight on what may be occurring? And if there's anything I can do/take/eat that would prevent these pains? I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much.
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