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spotting, pain during urination, discomfort

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 31, 2007
  • 02:16 PM

I have been experiencing some discomfort before I use the bathroom, like a real urge to go. When I go to use the bathroom, only a small amount of urine comes out, and it slightly burns. Also, I have been experiencing vaginal spotting. What could this be???!!!??!?! Please help. 18yr old female, sexually active

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  • First and foremost, I'm sure if you are sexually active you have been going to see your gynecologist regularly since becoming active. If you haven't, you really need to make an appointment. Now, I'm not a doctor, but it sounds like you have a Urinary Tract Infection...your symptoms can be alleviated with OTC medicines, like AZO- but you really need to go to a doctor to get some antibiotics. If it is a UTI and you don't treat it, it will get worse and could become a bladder infection or even a kidney infection. As you are sexually active, it might also be an STD....I would definitely get to a gynecologist as soon as possible.
    sharpsteinnegative 8 Replies
    • January 2, 2008
    • 05:23 AM
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  • It certainly sounds like cystitis and you really need to be on an antibiotic..i would contact a gyn immediately.
    patricia c 6 Replies
    • January 3, 2008
    • 00:07 AM
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  • You can go to your county health department STD clinic and get treated for free. Make sure your boyfriends gets the meds too or don't sleep with him until he takes them...always make them use a condom...
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • January 3, 2008
    • 03:01 AM
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  • In the mean time...bacteria (usually e.coli) has traveled up the urethra to the bladder creating a bladder infection (cystitis). Some people say you can PREVENT cystitis by drinking cranberry juice, but don't do it now. Instead flood yourself with water (to start to flush the bacteria away). Some advil or tylenol can help now with the pain and if you get chills. If you absolutely can't get to a doctor today, beg the nurse to prescribe something for a bladder infection. If that doesn't work, go to a pharmacy and get some Urostat which is a bladder anesthetic. It will dye your urine orange and start to work within the hour. But, you might not have cystitis so you MUST follow up with a doc visit. Do you live where they have urgent care nurses in big pharmacies (CVS). They could help you also. Is your urine clear or cloudy. Does it have a funny smell? Then it's probably cystitis. You don't want the infection to travel up the ureters to the kidneys, so get this treated. It could also be a kidney stone.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • January 3, 2008
    • 11:03 AM
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