I have had problems with UTI's since I was little. Now, for the last 4 years, I get about 6 or 7 per year. I have gone to the gynocologist and have been tested for every STD and all tests are negative. They also did a biopsy of my uterus walls to make sure there was nothing wrong. I have seen a urologist and he did an ultrasound and urine cultures. They cant find anything wrong. I have a prescription for a sulfa based antibiotic and vesicare tablets to take when I start to feel the onset of symptoms.
For the last 2 years, I have been having worse problems than ever. I get my period for about 11 days each month and now when I get a UTI (or whatever it really is) I have bad pain in my abdomen and almost a bloating feeling like when you get your period. It even hurts to sit down. And now my urine smells real weird for the last 5 or 6 infections. The prescriptions are still working, but I live in fear of the symptoms everytime I have sex, or dont drink enough fluids, or get my period. Anything seems to cause the "feeling" I get when the uti starts. I know its coming before I get any real pain or urgency to urinate.
The urologist mention IC, but it just doesnt seem like it matches my symptoms enough. Does anyone know what this could be? Or is anyone having the same problem? My husband is beginning to think I may just be crazy..even though he mention how stinky my urine is...(so I know I am not just imagining it)