I have had repeated UTI's for several years and doctors thought I had ulcers in the lining of my bladder. Upon having a scope done, they have diagnosed me with having what you might call varicose veins (very large veins) in the bladder wall. Being only 27 years old, the doctor has told me that my bladder appears that of an 80 year old. I was told that there was evidence of thrombosis of some of those veins in my bladder wall which has caused the horrible pain I experience occasionally. It is my understanding that there is not any medication or cure for this condition. If any of you have any information or experiences you can share I would certainly appreciate it.
We live in Poland. My wife has similar problems. She has had a USG examination and cystoscopy and her ilness was diagnosed as varicose veins within bladder wall. The doctor prescribed "Detralex" which is usually used for patients with varicose veins in legs. The doctor couldn't say anything about reasons of this illness and the ways of treatment. He said, this problem has not been known well yet. The pain still occurs - from time to time without any reasons and no-one can help my wife with it. We would be also grateful for any help or information. Is there any centre where somebody specialises in this problem?
I was examined and my bladder has vericose veins, alot. My doctor said he did not know what it was. I know I get pain during and before urination. Pain comes and goes but it does not happen on a daily basis. I started having this issue in 2007. I thought I had a UTI, so did the doctors. Then I was diagnosed with bad bacteria, got treated, but still have pain during and before urination. Hopefully someone will figure out the vericose veins within the bladder wall
Hmmn. I am pregnant and varicose veins were noted in the wall of my bladder via ultrasound. I have had multiple UTIs over the past decade, but no other symptoms. The doctor said it is pretty common and nothing to worry about, but if it is causing you pain or other problems it may be a different story.
I was recently diagnosed with varicose veins in my bladder. I have had several UTI's this year and my doctor advised me to cut out all caffene, and if it didn't improve within a few weeks to see him and we could prescribe medication. I cut out all caffene and I have had no UTI's and my frequent urges to urinate are under control. I have never experienced any pain except when I had a UTI.
He did not tell me what type of medication but it is out there. I hope this helps some of you who have written about this earlier. I would suggest seeing a Urologist as that is what my doctor is and I feel they have more information than a Internal Medicine or General Practioner.