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Abdominal Pain associated with bladder symptoms

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  • Posted By: Joannie44
  • November 11, 2007
  • 05:24 AM

Hi, for the past 6 months or so I have been experiencing odd abdominal pain. Until recently only in the middle of the night. I would wake up 2 or 3 times during the night, with abd pain, lower abd pain and sometimes in the lower back. Enough pain to wake me up, I would get up, go pee and the pain would go away. Its like I sleep through the initial sensation of having to go and skipping right to that pain you get when you hold it too long.
My urine always comes back with leukocytes and blood. Once in awhile with nitrates. The Dr. says leuko/blood suggest contamination in the bladder, he doesn't think I am totally emptying out which is causing the pain,and is sending me to a urologist ( the wait to see one is about 6 months) Recently,however, the pain seems to get more frequent after intercourse. (the dr doesn't know that part yet)

Has anybody got any insite for me? Thanks

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  • I just wanted to add a couple things:-Recently I always feel like I could go...-The pain today is constant, a sharp little stabbing pain in the upper right quad, and periodically in the lower right and left-blood pressure is good-No weight loss (unfortuneatly)-no weight gain either (thank god)-I work out at the gym 3-4 times a weekMaybe some of this may help..you help me....
    Joannie44 1 Replies
    • November 11, 2007
    • 05:33 AM
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  • Well, first of all, DO NOT wait 6 months. This is a problem that needs to be taken care of within a couple weeks. It's only going to get worse, and depending on what's wrong, it can get more serious. With having leukocytes and blood in urine, it does not solely suggest only a bladder problem, it could be other problems. I personally have had this problem before. I have had lower back pain/lower abdominal pain, and urinalysis will show leukocytes, sometimes nitrates, and sometimes blood. Before I got a cystoscopy, my doctor thought it would be either interstitial cystitis or urethritis. My cystoscopy confirmed urethritis. So urethritis could be your problem, but then again, so could many other things, including potential kidney involvement. Did your doctor do a culture on the urine? I suggest that you doctor should give you a cup to bring home, then when you wake up in the morning(first of the day), urinate in the cup, then give that to your doctor to test that urine. Then have him send it off for a culture if he didn't send anything off for a culture yet. If the culture grows bacteria, he should start you on antibiotics which should take care of the problem. Now, with urethritis, cultures will normally be NEGATIVE, which was what happened in my case. Usually to get rid of urethritis, a one month antibiotic threapy of an antibiotic such as levaquin should do the trick. In the meantime while awaiting to see what is wrong in your case, ask for some medicine to help with the urinary symptoms such as Urelle, Urised, or Pyridium, although I would recommend Urised, in my case, that one seems to help the most. Also, a heating pad and a pain pill has been helping me when I had the lower back/lower abdominal pain from my problem. Mention some of these ideas to your doctor. Please go back to a doctor and see what he/she has to say. Good luck, I hope you feel better!
    papillon22 16 Replies
    • November 13, 2007
    • 06:36 PM
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