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Feels Like a Uti - But No Infection (Page 1)

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Question I have been having abdominal pain and pressure to urinate all the time for 3 wks or so.. My urine was cultured and nothing showed up..Dr. Is referring me to specialist but i'm wondering what could be causing this?? When I do urinate it feels like my bladder is still full! ???
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replied December 2nd, 2004
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Im having the same problem right now. I have pelvic and lower abdominal pain and pressure, and one time when I wiped today some blood came out. My gyno took a urine test and she said it looked good but she's sending out for a culture. Im getting a cat scan done on my abdomin and pelvic next week for all these problems, so hopefully something shows up.

Does it feel like you have a period? Mine does, only im not due for 2 weeks.
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replied April 12th, 2005
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Mimee,
did you ever find out what the problem was? I have had 3 utis in the past year and a half. Last week I started feeling like I had one so I went to the infirmary. There was absolutely no sign of infection, but there was slight amount of blood (not even enough to see). I went in for a follow up yesterday and the doc said not to worry because there is no infection at all. But i'm still feeling constant pressure like I need to pee! Please help! I hope you come back and see this....
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replied July 3rd, 2013
I had the same thing. It was artificial sugar. I had 3 episodes in three months of feeling like i had a uti but no cultures were found, i had blood in my urine, extremely uncomfortable and sore. I was going to the toilet every hour. Each time it went away with antibiotics but came back soon after. I read online someone suggested cutting out yeast and artificial sugar. I had been on a low carb high protein diet, so i knew it wasnt yeast, but my diet had included shakes and sugar free chocolate bars daily. I havent had any for three months now and no uti symptoms have returned except once when i had a drink of Metamucil which i forgot contains artificial sugar. Thank you to all of you for being open and sharing your stories. I thought i would never travel or be intimate again. I hope this will help you too.
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replied June 9th, 2005
spideygirl wrote:
mimee,
did you ever find out what the problem was? I have had 3 utis in the past year and a half. Last week I started feeling like I had one so I went to the infirmary. There was absolutely no sign of infection, but there was slight amount of blood (not even enough to see). I went in for a follow up yesterday and the doc said not to worry because there is no infection at all. But i'm still feeling constant pressure like I need to pee! Please help! I hope you come back and see this....


i had a leep procedure done in sept of last year and have had problems, feeling like I have to pee all the time since. Anyone had this done and had problems?
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replied December 12th, 2011
I am having this problem as well. I also had a leep procedure a couple of years ago! I never tied the two together. You may be onto something here!
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replied July 14th, 2005
This Sounds Like Textbook Ic
Interstitial cystitis feels like a uti that never goes away. Antibiotics won't help because there isn't infection.
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replied October 12th, 2005
Maybe it's ureaplasma urealyticum? I went to doctors for almost two years. They kept saying you don't have a bladder infection but I knew something was wrong. Finally I was diagnosed with ureaplasma. I've been on antibiotics for 6 weeks now but am not getting better.

It could be ic but I think it's more likely to be ureaplasma urealyticum, in my opinion. I think ic is fairly rare...No?
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replied June 3rd, 2009
Ureaplasma Urealyticilum
Ureaplasma appears to be an STI transmitted from one partner to another. I have read a lot about this recently and it is definitely different than instititial cyctitis. That causes a very urgent need to urinate and orange juice, coffee and chocolate make it worse. The Ureaplasma causes a yellowish discharge, burning inside and urinating more often. You also feel feverish, nauseous, very very tired. Zithromax should be taken, 4 250mg tablets all at once. Retest in 2 weeks if still positive, seek out other option. My friend is seeing a specialist about this to get more. info. Don't stop seeing doctors until you get a cure. Try Essiac, natural healer, golden seal capsules, vitamin e...and drink beet juice and cranberry juice, pure forms preferred or from health food store. Good luck.
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replied October 24th, 2009
Not a Uti, but what is it???
For the last four months, I have had a feeling of having to pee constantly, even when I just went. I also have some pain in the bladder and urethra. I have had a CT Scan, IVP Scan,Ultrasound and Cystoscopy, but nothing was found. The doctor could find nothing wrong. Could this be ureaplasma urealyticum?
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replied October 24th, 2009
Ureaplasma urealyticum has ruined my parts down there. It has been 7 months and I still have yellow discharge since I contracted this STD from my boyfriend. My discharge used to be clear and normal. I too two cycles of Zithromax and took Essiac excellent suggestion to prior poster. I have burning a lot of the time and there is nothing I can do right now. This infection is one that can take years to clear and that is very discouraging. Also I had intersticial cystitis. It is different. Your bladder burns all the time...you can pee 50 times a day but no relief and indeed orange juice, chocolate and coffee will make things much worse. I went for insertions of a garlic type solution into my bladder for many months and that helped. It was with a doctor called Dr. Gerridzen at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa. He was amazing. Aside from that the key is don't have unprotected sex unless you are absolutely positive your partner is faithful, because in the end it is your health that suffers, not theirs. A guy will have excessive discharge with ureaplasma which lasts several weeks and they don't pay attention like we do. My boyfriend...ex now...denied he ever had discharge, I mean it was obvious and a lot of it in his underwear...so ladies be careful. Hope this helps.
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replied November 5th, 2010
IUD problems?
What kind of birth control are you on? I'm on MIRENA and aside from having nausea, headaches, and lightededness, I have recently been experiencing UTI symptoms as well. I feel like I constantly have to pee and it also is painful and super uncomfortable when I go!These symptoms just started happening and I've had MIRENA for about 3 months and have been reading up a lot about women with IUD's who have been experiencing a lot of horrible side affects including the ones I am having, along with: acne, weight gain, anxiety, depression, hot flashes, extreme moodiness, inability to sleep at night, abdominal pain etc... (Many had pregnancy symptoms without being pregnant) Anyways, it's got me thinking! I'm seriously considering getting my IUD removed... There's nothing else that could be causing me to feel this way!
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replied January 31st, 2012
i had a UTI, that came on really quickly, and within a few hours, my pee was bright red. a couple of months later, i got the same symptoms, needing to pee, burning etc, but when the results came back from the urine sample, they said there was no bacteria/infection. since then, ive had sudden occasions of the same thing, burning around the uretha, needing to pee, burning when peeing, at the end and its driving me insane!
has anyone else had this, or know what it could be, if its not a UTI....please! getting desperate, its happening almost once a week!
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replied June 21st, 2012
I had similar symptoms and was eventually diagnosed with a pelvic infection. If this happens to you, try to find out right away if you might have PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelvic_inflam matory_disease
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replied June 22nd, 2012
ok so these posts are all years old apart from the ;last one,basically I get uti's every now and then sometimes theres no bacteria and its symptoms but no uti,I stumbled on research into female prostates,aparently women have a tiny area that under testing is the same makeup as the male prostate,and if women have this urgency to pee and discomfort possibly this tiny prostate is infecte and needs the same drug they treat men with and it will go away.Its worth asking next time your at the dr about giving you a 1 week dose of the mens prostate antibiotic,it cant hurt to try it.Also sorry to say but alot of the time we think to much and fear it and manifest the symptoms,cold weather is my worst time of year.
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replied July 3rd, 2012
I'm 18 yrs old and have had recurring utis for nearly four years. At first ill have all the symptoms but when I visit the doctor, I have no bacteria. Eventually tho within a few months it will lead to an awful uti. I have been uti free for nearly four months but the pain varies from day to day. I recently discovered a natural medicine called d mannose, it comes in powder and capsules and it's basically meant to increase good bacteria that fights off bad bacteria that causes utis. It can be taken for long periods of time too for prevention. I will let everyone know how this works for me!
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replied July 3rd, 2012
I'm a 19-year-old female with Constant bladder pressure/ feeling I have to urinate. When I urinate it eases the pressure for a minute or so but it returns minutes later. It feels like something is pressing down on top of my pelvis/vagina. I have had this feeling before during my period, but it always went away. I started feeling this way a week ago even after my period had stopped. It is sometimes painful when I sit down...especially driving in the car. Extremely uncomfortable and tense. I am always moving around when sitting to relieve the pressure/discomfort. Any suggestions?

Could this be IC? I think I need to make an appointment with my gyno.
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replied July 3rd, 2012
has anyone tried renavive for kidney stones
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replied March 4th, 2013
Uti symptoms but no uti
I have has frequent UTIs over the past 5 years. A few months ago I had a really bad double infection (two types of bacteria at once) but after taking a couple antibiotics I was retested and the bacteria was gone. However, I still felt symptoms. I went to a urologist and he tested for kidney stones but nothing. Basically they said my body is still just healing from the stress of the infection. But it's been 4 months so I don't think it's just that anymore...I don't want to spend more time at the doctors though!
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replied March 28th, 2013
I had a UTI in April of last year, after trying everything over the counter I finally went to a Minute clinic and they gave me Cipro, which worked but after two weeks it was back, went to my gyn she gave me Bactrim, which helped. Since then I have had on again off again bouts of pressure and burning, but have gone to the doctor and all of my test came back negative. My GP just put me on Levsin which helps but it makes me tired. My sister goes to a Naturopathic Doctor and she insisted I go since I had no relief. He recommended a product Jusuru, not just for this problem but for overall health, I'm not sure if any of you have heard of it, but i've been on it since November and I am symptom free. hope this works. Anxious to hear if it helps anyone else.

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replied August 2nd, 2013
I am 25 and I've been dealing with painful bladder and urethra before and after urination since high school. No bacteria has been found in my urine. I had bacterial vaginosis at one point and took antibiotics, but the symptoms returned immediately. I took an over the counter drug called Uri-Calm. I highly recommend it for temporary relief. It causes severe nausea but chew on a few tums for help. I'm looking into a cystoscopy at the end of the month, but WHAT CAN WE DO? There are so many of us with this problem. Could it be interstitial cystitis?
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replied August 27th, 2013
Whole family feels like uti but its not.
My whole family has been suffering from whatever this is for almost 3 years now. What I mean by "whole family" is myself (mom 43), daughter (2Cool, daughter (19), son (9), and daughter (6). We all have the symptoms of a uti without the severity lasting long (usually less than a day) yet the ongoing urgency and mild pain last for several days to a few weeks at a time without very long (ranging from just a few days to a couple of months) in between. You can see from the ages it can't be sexualy related, it is not a uti (test are negative.) I just started reading about interstitial cystitis, does anyone know if that is contagious (without sexual contact) or genetic? What can be done about it? Has anyone else had the issue of the whole family having this same problem? If so have you found out what it is?
I am sorry for throwing all of these questions out there but it is horrable seeing your family hurt this way and getting nagging feelings that you must have caused it in some way.
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replied November 17th, 2013
I read at other forum that a man and his daughter were having the same problem, it turned out to be that the clothes soap and/or brand of toilet paper was irritating them. He changed brands and said he was doing fine now.
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