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UTI? Not a UTI? questions!

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  • Posted By: jfree0
  • January 21, 2011
  • 10:36 PM

Been to the doctor three times for this.

The first time I saw my college doctors (I'm a studen) and they ran the gamut of tests - two different pee tests, prostate, and a blood test for STD's.

All came back negative. Prostate fine, pee tests for UTI and other things negative, and No std's.

They were at a loss so they sent me to the University hospital where the 'real' doctors are.

Two antibiotic treatments within a month time span later I am still having problems.

The first 10 day treatment I felt wonderful! Well, it felt like I was 80% better but there were symptons, however very small.

The second 10 treatment did nothing and now I'm back to where I was before.

I have another Doctors appointment next Thursday but I'm need some thoughts now:

My 'symptons'. I do not burn when I pee, but urine is often 'hot'. Usually happens around night, and sometimes I feel this pressure like there is pee there but it just dribbles out, I could be in the bathroom for half an hour just pushing and only getting dribbling, just to go to bed still feeling like my urethra is full and pressurized, and 'hot'.

Then the pain when I am not peeing. The head of the penis, usually the top part, sometimes aches for a minute then goes away. This happens about once a day. And it happens anytime, when I'm sitting, standing, walking, driving, whatever. Rarely, but sometimes the pain is bad enough that I almost cry!

Once again after the first round and antibiotics the pain was gone, the urge to dribble only happened only a little bit but never enough I had to do it, and my pee seemed 'cooler'.

So the doc and I both thought the second round would finish things off but I'm right back to normal.

Is this a normal UTI or something worse? What's the next set of tests they will run!?

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  • 165 views and no one replies? :confused: Anyways! So I went back to the doctor and he gave me this stuff called Vesicare. He said it helps bladders that spasm. I asked him if spasming bladders can cause my symptons and he said yes. He gave me enough for two weeks, and that was a week ago. The first 2-3 days were wonderful! No pain and no other symptons! However, it was short lived. The feeling that I have urine but none comes out came back and along with it the pain I described above. My chiropractor gave me some supplements that I'm going to start taking but I have a feeling that won't work either. I have another Dr. appointment in one more week. He said that if the Vesicare doesn't work (which it doesn't seem like it is) he's going to stick a camera in my urethra. ~sigh~
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    • February 2, 2011
    • 04:43 PM
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  • 165 views and no one replies? :confused: Anyways! So I went back to the doctor and he gave me this stuff called Vesicare. He said it helps bladders that spasm. I asked him if spasming bladders can cause my symptons and he said yes. He gave me enough for two weeks, and that was a week ago. The first 2-3 days were wonderful! No pain and no other symptons! However, it was short lived. The feeling that I have urine but none comes out came back and along with it the pain I described above. My chiropractor gave me some supplements that I'm going to start taking but I have a feeling that won't work either. I have another Dr. appointment in one more week. He said that if the Vesicare doesn't work (which it doesn't seem like it is) he's going to stick a camera in my urethra. ~sigh~hi, there is a condition called intersticial cystitus, which is basically inflammation of the bladder wall-lining, which isnt caused by bacteria, although you can have bacteria along with it, and sometimes anti b,s can help, but generally without bacteria showing up on tests, they dont know what causes it, maybe allergic response, auto immune, if using a camera to look they usually distend the bladder with a balloon, might add after youve had a g.a., fill the balloon with saltwater, which will cause pin point bleeding with an ic bladder, along with a biopsy showing abnormalities, usually a few hours in hospital to get diagnosis.Symptoms are frequency and passing small amounts,often not as painful passing it as with bacterial cystitus, but often stomach pelvic and back pain can affect badly at other times, along with other symptoms, for ic anti b,s are not a cure, but there are other medications and treatments, to learn more in detail google intersticial cystitus or go to the board c.o.b which specialises, good luck
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