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Frequent urination + back pain (kidney pain) - Help!

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  • Posted By: Plastikfear
  • February 4, 2010
  • 07:09 PM

So about 2 weeks ago I went to the Dr. because for the past year or so I've been experiencing all the symptoms of oevractive bladder (except incontinence). Frequent urination, having to go to the bathroom every 10 minutes despite only having a trickle come out... extreme urges to urinate despite not having a full bladder, sometimes unable to fully drain the bladder and having to sit and wait a few minutes for the rest to come out, etc.

I went to the dr. and she had me do a UA sample. They found NO infection, but said there's blood in the urine (urine color was normal, not visible blood). She had me drop off a second sample. The nurse called and said they found more blood, so they want a 3rd sample. They said if they find more blood in there, they are sending me to a urologist. I can't currently drop off another urine sample right now because my menstral cycle just began, so I have to wait until that's over (and possibly wait even a few more days after, I am assuming).

But they haven't explained what may be the cause of blood in the urine, if it could be related to the overactive bladder symptoms (the dr. even said the only thing to cure that particular issue is for a pelvic specialist to show me theraputic muscle stretches or something like that, didn't even mention that drug called Enablex - wtf? She actually never mentioned overactive bladder, just "spastic bladder" whatever that is?).

Add this to: lately I've been experiencing an aching back in the lumbar area, usually when I wake up in the morning. On most occasions it goes away slowly throughout the day but I wake up the next morning and again, the lower back pain. Today however I am experiencing a tender ache in the lower back, more on the sides now than before. i.e. the area in which the Kidneys are. Not a sharp pain, a dull ache. Its constant, however. And of course still the frequent urination, unable to completely evacuate the bladder (all prior symptoms), etc.

I have done internet research, but I've found that this could be numerous different issues, and my symptoms appear to be too vague for me to find any particular diagnosis. It'll probably be at least a week until I finish my menstral cycle to drop off another sample, and by then, if something is majorly wrong, what am I to do?

Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions, or comments? Thanks so much!!

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  • So about 2 weeks ago I went to the Dr. because for the past year or so I've been experiencing all the symptoms of oevractive bladder (except incontinence). Frequent urination, having to go to the bathroom every 10 minutes despite only having a trickle come out... extreme urges to urinate despite not having a full bladder, sometimes unable to fully drain the bladder and having to sit and wait a few minutes for the rest to come out, etc. I went to the dr. and she had me do a UA sample. They found NO infection, but said there's blood in the urine (urine color was normal, not visible blood). She had me drop off a second sample. The nurse called and said they found more blood, so they want a 3rd sample. They said if they find more blood in there, they are sending me to a urologist. I can't currently drop off another urine sample right now because my menstral cycle just began, so I have to wait until that's over (and possibly wait even a few more days after, I am assuming). But they haven't explained what may be the cause of blood in the urine, if it could be related to the overactive bladder symptoms (the dr. even said the only thing to cure that particular issue is for a pelvic specialist to show me theraputic muscle stretches or something like that, didn't even mention that drug called Enablex - wtf? She actually never mentioned overactive bladder, just "spastic bladder" whatever that is?). Add this to: lately I've been experiencing an aching back in the lumbar area, usually when I wake up in the morning. On most occasions it goes away slowly throughout the day but I wake up the next morning and again, the lower back pain. Today however I am experiencing a tender ache in the lower back, more on the sides now than before. i.e. the area in which the Kidneys are. Not a sharp pain, a dull ache. Its constant, however. And of course still the frequent urination, unable to completely evacuate the bladder (all prior symptoms), etc. I have done internet research, but I've found that this could be numerous different issues, and my symptoms appear to be too vague for me to find any particular diagnosis. It'll probably be at least a week until I finish my menstral cycle to drop off another sample, and by then, if something is majorly wrong, what am I to do? Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions, or comments? Thanks so much!!Been There hon 10 years of bladder/kidney problems si think it could be a stone or a kidney infection.Stones can hide. You need a ct scan or ivp or sonogram to know for sure. good luck find a good urologist!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 5, 2010
    • 05:11 PM
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  • So about 2 weeks ago I went to the Dr. because for the past year or so I've been experiencing all the symptoms of oevractive bladder (except incontinence). Frequent urination, having to go to the bathroom every 10 minutes despite only having a trickle come out... extreme urges to urinate despite not having a full bladder, sometimes unable to fully drain the bladder and having to sit and wait a few minutes for the rest to come out, etc. I went to the dr. and she had me do a UA sample. They found NO infection, but said there's blood in the urine (urine color was normal, not visible blood). She had me drop off a second sample. The nurse called and said they found more blood, so they want a 3rd sample. They said if they find more blood in there, they are sending me to a urologist. I can't currently drop off another urine sample right now because my menstral cycle just began, so I have to wait until that's over (and possibly wait even a few more days after, I am assuming). But they haven't explained what may be the cause of blood in the urine, if it could be related to the overactive bladder symptoms (the dr. even said the only thing to cure that particular issue is for a pelvic specialist to show me theraputic muscle stretches or something like that, didn't even mention that drug called Enablex - wtf? She actually never mentioned overactive bladder, just "spastic bladder" whatever that is?). Add this to: lately I've been experiencing an aching back in the lumbar area, usually when I wake up in the morning. On most occasions it goes away slowly throughout the day but I wake up the next morning and again, the lower back pain. Today however I am experiencing a tender ache in the lower back, more on the sides now than before. i.e. the area in which the Kidneys are. Not a sharp pain, a dull ache. Its constant, however. And of course still the frequent urination, unable to completely evacuate the bladder (all prior symptoms), etc. I have done internet research, but I've found that this could be numerous different issues, and my symptoms appear to be too vague for me to find any particular diagnosis. It'll probably be at least a week until I finish my menstral cycle to drop off another sample, and by then, if something is majorly wrong, what am I to do? Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions, or comments? Thanks so much!! Are you going through any kind of traumatizing stress? I've experienced all of the symptoms you're explaining once before. A couple symptoms stay with me regularly - though not as bothersome now. The blood in your urine could be just that - stress. Please understand that by no means am I making light of your condition. I just want to make sure you're aware of the extreme complications stress can manifest in our bodies. I urinated and defecated blood for two weeks... Though there was no sustaining evidence why. It just stopped on its own. I did some guided imagery, Yoga, Pilates, meditation, breathing techniques - it all really really helped me. I hope I've helped you.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 6, 2010
    • 00:48 AM
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  • So about 2 weeks ago I went to the Dr. because for the past year or so I've been experiencing all the symptoms of oevractive bladder (except incontinence). Frequent urination, having to go to the bathroom every 10 minutes despite only having a trickle come out... extreme urges to urinate despite not having a full bladder, sometimes unable to fully drain the bladder and having to sit and wait a few minutes for the rest to come out, etc. I went to the dr. and she had me do a UA sample. They found NO infection, but said there's blood in the urine (urine color was normal, not visible blood). She had me drop off a second sample. The nurse called and said they found more blood, so they want a 3rd sample. They said if they find more blood in there, they are sending me to a urologist. I can't currently drop off another urine sample right now because my menstral cycle just began, so I have to wait until that's over (and possibly wait even a few more days after, I am assuming). But they haven't explained what may be the cause of blood in the urine, if it could be related to the overactive bladder symptoms (the dr. even said the only thing to cure that particular issue is for a pelvic specialist to show me theraputic muscle stretches or something like that, didn't even mention that drug called Enablex - wtf? She actually never mentioned overactive bladder, just "spastic bladder" whatever that is?). Add this to: lately I've been experiencing an aching back in the lumbar area, usually when I wake up in the morning. On most occasions it goes away slowly throughout the day but I wake up the next morning and again, the lower back pain. Today however I am experiencing a tender ache in the lower back, more on the sides now than before. i.e. the area in which the Kidneys are. Not a sharp pain, a dull ache. Its constant, however. And of course still the frequent urination, unable to completely evacuate the bladder (all prior symptoms), etc. I have done internet research, but I've found that this could be numerous different issues, and my symptoms appear to be too vague for me to find any particular diagnosis. It'll probably be at least a week until I finish my menstral cycle to drop off another sample, and by then, if something is majorly wrong, what am I to do? Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions, or comments? Thanks so much!!Can I ask if you ever found out what this was? I am having the exact same symptoms at the moment and waiting for answers, i have also been told this could be stress but i am not stressed at the moment... pls let me know thanks!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I was never told what the issue was. I was sent to a Pelvic Health Specialist who didn't really ever figure out the cause of the issue. We just attributed it to a side effect of my bi polar medication. I switched medications a month ago though and while I've seen improvement, it hasn't gone away so I don't know what the deal is. The dr. never called about the 3rd sample I dropped off so I dont know if there was blood in it, or not, still.
    Plastikfear 64 Replies Flag this Response
  • i have read your symptoms and it's identical to mine. i have lived with it for about 3years but just recently it's getting worse with a dull pain in my lower abdomen and back pain. i did some research and there are many causes. I'm going to see my PD this week and i'm a little worried.Have you found cause of your problem, if so , can you sharethanks
    alexaadap 1 Replies Flag this Response
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