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Strange urethral feeling and bladder pain/pressure?

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  • Posted By: James_uk
  • March 30, 2011
  • 04:06 PM

Hi,

I'm hoping someone can share their expertise/experience.....I'm a male, 28 years old and before this had no medical problems at all. I'm not overwieght and do regular excercise, although my job involves driving and so I spend at least 5 or 6 hours a day seated. About 3 months ago I noticed that after going to the toilet and then sitting down I had an odd sensation in my urethra like there was still urine left in the tube. However, this feeling would fade after 10-15 mins or so and so I didn't think too much about it. These sensation went on for a week or two and then one day at work when I sat in the car I felt like urine was flowing through my urethra but nothing would come out - I found myself constantly squeezing my muscles to stop myself from going and even squeezing my penis with my hand. Despite this feeling though I never actually had any incontinence. I went straight to the docs and they said it was a uti and prescribed a generic AB for 7 days. I took this and went sick from work but had no change in my symptoms. Infact, they seemed to get worse and in addition to the strange urethral feelings when I sat down I would have a pressure in my bladder like it was full, even though I knew it wasn't. Over the course of the next few weeks I gave three urine samples which were negative, and was tested for all the usual STD's, yeast etc.. I should also say my bloods were completely normal (PSA, kidney, liver etc). Eventually I went to a private urologist who said it sounded like a stricture. He provided a strong AB though just to rule out a stubborn UTI which wasn't showing on the urine samples. The AB's did nothing but over the weeks my symptoms seemed to vary in intensity. I was able to go back to work and despite having a constant pressure feeling in my bladder I could sit in the car and lived with the strange tingling feeling in my urethra which came and went.

I was given a cystostopy under general and the urologist said everything looked ok in the bladder, as did the prostate. i was prescribed vesicare and then went and had an US. This also showed no obvious problems and so urologist said I had an overactive bladder as a result of a UTI he suspected I had 2 months previously????. I took the Vesicare which did help the symptoms but more in a kind of just numbed the whole area kind of way. I 've used up all of the tablets and am reluctant to go get some more as I feel it's just masking the real problem.

I've now had this for 3 months and it's very depressing. The discomfort in my bladder feels similar to when you press on the front of your bladder with your hand.This is less noticeable when the bladder is empty and gets worse as it fills. It is present whether i'm sitting or standing. In addition, after urinating, I have to milk the urethra because there is constantly urine left inside which i can feel. I've researched on the internet and the closest thing I can find is IC, but it doesn't seem to match as the symptoms don't seem to change in relation to food/drink. The head of my penis is a bit redder than usual and just doesn't feel right but I think that's because I'm constantly squeezing it subconciously. There's no obvious rash's, discharge or anything strange with my urine. I find that intercourse doesn't hurt but the urethral irritation is definetely worse the next day.

Being in my twenties I never expected to have problems like these and it's seriously affecting my work and social life. It's been going on since the beginning of January and I've got to wait 3 weeks for a urodynamics test but thought it would be worth while posting on here to see if anybody has experienced similar symptoms or can shed any light??? Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks, James

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  • Hi, Did you find out what the problem was? I have similar symptoms and are now waiting for a scan, doc says it could be a stricture too.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 22, 2011
    • 04:45 PM
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  • Hi, Did you find out what the problem was? I have similar symptoms and are now waiting for a scan, doc says it could be a stricture too.Sadly no, I'm still experiencing symptoms 7 months down the line. I've been back to the urologist and he just seems to think it's irritation of some sort but can't say what. I've tried to eliminate things from my diet to try and identify a culprit but have had no joy. Because it came on so quickly I'm sure it's more than just a reaction to something as I haven't introduced anything new into my lifestyle but nobody seems to have a clue....Just playing a waiting game now to see if it clears up on its own.How long have you been suffering?
    James_uk 1 Replies
    • August 23, 2011
    • 00:28 PM
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  • Sadly no, I'm still experiencing symptoms 7 months down the line. I've been back to the urologist and he just seems to think it's irritation of some sort but can't say what. I've tried to eliminate things from my diet to try and identify a culprit but have had no joy. Because it came on so quickly I'm sure it's more than just a reaction to something as I haven't introduced anything new into my lifestyle but nobody seems to have a clue....Just playing a waiting game now to see if it clears up on its own.How long have you been suffering?Hey man. I just wanted to say that your symptoms sound like the same issues we are all dealing with. Check out the thread at the top of the Genitourinary forum page. http://forums.bettermedicine.com/showthread.php/16563-constant-urge-to-urinate-urgency-22y-o-male We've all linked our symptoms to past excessive masturbation and or sex. Trust me we all feel your pain man. I've been dealing with this issue for 6 years now and have had all the same tests you've had. Three different urologists, cystoscopy, urine samples, courses of antibiotics, urodynamics, chiropractors etc. You name it, I've had it done. I myself personally believe that we are suffering from non-bacterial prostatitis. My opinion is also shared with a few of the other people on the thread. When you have time I would highly recommend you read about this condition as much as you can. You will find there is no real way to diagnose it, and usually doctors or urologists will only diagnose someone with having it if they have no other explanations for the symptoms. The frequent urge to urinate, the feeling you didn't empty your bladder, the problem worsening after sexual activity all are things I and the other guys on the thread experience. Like I said, when you get some time read through the posts on the thread and read up on non-bacterial prostatitis. Myself and other have made several posts over the last few years documenting our status and different things we've tried to make ourselves feel better. Anyway, I just wanted you to know you're not alone man. Not to scare you but I have been dealing with this for several years but I think I'm finally on the right track of feeling better. Good luck and please post any progress either good or bad. Information is the main thing that is helping us and gives each other comfort and new ideas on how to beat this thing. Take care.
    HerballyMedicated 28 Replies
    • November 21, 2011
    • 08:05 AM
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  • Stumbling on this thread has been a blessing and a curse for me it seems. First off, hello all; my name is Xavier and now have a chronic urinating problem out of the blue. Im glad to know i'm not alone but I couldn't deal with months-years of living like this like ive read. Im really scared now and might add hypochondriac to the list of things that "could" be wrong with me. It all started last week. I was away from the city visiting my GF who attends SUNY Albany and i noticed I had a constant 'Urge" to pee. Like, I had pee sitting in my urethra and wasn't ever quite finished. I thought I was paying too much attention to the feeling and that what was ultimately wrong; but my **** wouldn't be actually peeing if it was my mind. Ya know? Its simple trickles where I have to push to get it out but there isnt any pain..No stinging, no irritation on the outside or inside besides the uncomfortably sitting-in-place urine. My first night there we went out with a friend of hers and had a little wine and then had slightly aggressive sex..that's not out of our norm though. I functioned pretty well outside the whole week and only had the tick when it was time for bed or when i was actually in her room. When I came home, the first night was brutal. I spent almost all my time in the bathroom and couldn't sleep this time. With no insurance, (and much dismay) i trooped it to the emergency clinic at 1 in the morning and got 4 urine tests done and a pricked finger for Diabetes. They gave me the UTI explanation but also said there was a slight drop of blood in the urine sample..I couldn't tell and it apparently did yield anything. God i hope it is just the UTI. (never thought i'd say that) I went home in the wee hours of the morning and couldn't help but break into a sob...I'm so scared after the things i've read here and a new job opportunity coming up. I went to a Urologist today and explained everything I've read. He took some more urine, and actual blood work and wants to meet within a week's time.The specifics of my case are as follows to maybe get a better understanding:No Pain. None at all.The feeling of pee trapped directly in my p**isI'm 22, have a relatively poor die i'll admit; and am as monogamous and faithful as can be. I have unprotected sex with the one GF and although she takes birth control, i don't think her secretions have anything to do with that as we've been dating for 2 years. I had one surgery for a hernia in my pelvic area as an infant. One uncle of mine had prostate cancer and just had a successful surgery. Hes 62 though and was a chronic smoker. Does anyone else have no pain and just the peeing problem? I bought the AZO Cran tablets on the recommendation of the urologist also. Could this be just a UTI or am I in denial?Thanks in advance fellas and any ladies here dealing with the similar dilemma,. I hope it works out for us all and will now be a frequent here to both give and get answers.
    TheMighty 1 Replies
    • October 15, 2013
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  • Hi James, were you able to find the problem?

    I hope you can give me some feedback as i am struggling with something similar.

    thanks, Luke
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 14, 2014
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  • Not sure is the same, but have you looked into pelvic floor disfunction? After Six different antibiotics back to back and referred to a psychologist because it was surely in my head.

    At the end and after months of treatment I ran into an article about pelvis floor disfunction on how a contracted muscle (probably from a rough encounter and stress) could be guilty. Sure enough, after three weeks of therapy all went away. I had a muscle in spasm which was pinching the pudendal
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • December 15, 2014
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