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  • Posted By: Macophile
  • April 5, 2009
  • 10:49 AM

Ok here goes... When I pee it doesn't burn, but after I finish it sort of feels like it is pulsating...it's not really comfortable. It is a normal amount of pee, but it also feels like I might not be absolutely completely finished. And when I look at the toilet paper after I use it I sometimes see specs or small smears of blood. But my Urine is clear, and normal smelling. Does anyone have any ideas of what this might be?

I have never had any infections down there, so I don't know what that is like... I am taking methotexate, so I suppose my immune system is a little suppressed.I don't know if that helps/makes a difference.

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  • Ok here goes... When I pee it doesn't burn, but after I finish it sort of feels like it is pulsating...it's not really comfortable. It is a normal amount of pee, but it also feels like I might not be absolutely completely finished. And when I look at the toilet paper after I use it I sometimes see specs or small smears of blood. But my Urine is clear, and normal smelling. Does anyone have any ideas of what this might be? I have never had any infections down there, so I don't know what that is like... I am taking methotexate, so I suppose my immune system is a little suppressed.I don't know if that helps/makes a difference.Hi Macophile,It appears that you have a cystitis...which is an inflammation of your bladder. It MAY be secondary to a bacterial infection but is more likely a side effect of methotrexate therapy.If your urine appears clear, and you're not having burning sensations when you pee, those are good signs. The small amounts of blood (hematuria) are likely a result of the bladder inflammation.Drug-induced cystitis isn't of itself too serious but, if not kept under control, can lead to pylonephritis...kidney infection/inflammation...which is much more serious. To prevent this you should: drink LOTS of water...empty your bladder often...wash your genital area daily, gently with a mild soap...and, while the cystitis is going on, take showers rather than tub baths.These measures should help BUT if your discomfort and/or hematuria increases you should see your Doc.Best regards,John
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