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I am a 74 year old female. I have had arm and hand pain when I urinate, not all the time, for at least 50 years. A UTI is not always present. It usually happens at the end of urination, is very intense and passes quickly. When I tell the doctors about it they say they have never heard about it and pass it off as if I am imagining it. I found this site on arm and hand pain and urination. there are many women suffering the same problem. There has to be someone out there in the medical field that has some kind of an explanation for this. Please help!

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replied January 17th, 2016
Urinary and Bladder Disorders Answer A55638
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

It must be very annoying to have pain like that and it should not be passed on lightly as the history is prolonged and you seem to be very concerned so every effort should be made to determine a physical cause.

There is no direct connection between bladder and arm or hand pain.Most of bladder related pain is referred to groin or thigh.

One possible explanation is pain pathways and tracts in spinal cord that may be affected due to a neurological / compression pathology.

Another thing is your posture while voiding urine, age related changes in the spine/vertebrae can cause impinging on the nerve roots and can be responsble for the pain. For that purpose a plain x ray or MRI lumbosacral spine can be advised

Lastly it may be a form of chronic pain which can have a psycological element to it. Consult your doctor for the due work up and further information.

Wishing you best of health


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