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My Urethra Hurts - UTI? My Urethra Hurts - UTI?

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Unread 02-07-2009, 09:53 AM
My Urethra Hurts - UTI?

No, it turns out that I thought I had a chronic condition... called interstitial cystitis... or UTI, but I kept testing Negative..

but one night I was laying in bed and it felt like a spasm in my urethra.. I was also peeing out black specks that turned out to be blood.......

I looked up urethra spasm and it is a condition that does exist....andn ENablex is the preferred treatment...

I hadn't described my pain as a spasm... to my urologist... but when I told her that she put me that day on enablex...

with in three hours I was feeling better after the first pill...I had been suffering that pain for over 3 months..and I am already on pain meds... no help there..

Not for everyone, and I am not a doc, But just an experience that might help someone who is seeing a doc.

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Unread 02-08-2009, 05:40 AM
My Urethra Hurts - UTI?

Congrats! So glad that you have found what you need to take care of the pain
Unread 02-08-2009, 07:03 AM
My Urethra Hurts - UTI?


That's interesting. My sister-in-law has been suffering for the past 9 months with a condition that they can't seem to pinpoint. After endless UTI tests, her urologist came to the conclusion that her urethra is retracted and told her she was born this way....which totally doesn't make sense since this has only bothered her for the past 9 months. Anyway, she's been to this urologist and has had her urethra stretched and scoped (OUCH) because he thinks that is the problem. She has not signs of a UTI but on a couple different occasions he said while scoping her that her bladder looked inflamed. She mentioned the interstitial cystitis to him and he said "no, that wouldn't be it"...without even testing her for it. I don't think he's qualified to do the testing...that's what I think, so he keeps doing these endless 'stretching of the urethra' exercised to her. She finally got an appointment with a highly recommended urologist, but her appointment isn't until the end of March. After reading your story, I think she may suffer from what you suffer from. What kind of symptoms did you have leading up to this point? Urgency to urinate? A lot of pelvic pressure? Please fill me in as much as you can so that I can pass it on.

Thanks so much!
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Unread 02-09-2009, 05:38 AM
My Urethra Hurts - UTI?

I too am interested in hearing the symptoms. I have been having problems and suspect IC. I will talk to the dr about this the next time I go to see her. Please fill us in
Unread 02-09-2009, 11:03 AM
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IT felt like something hard poking me in side my urethra. Like a thick wire and it burned...
Low output,

One night I was laying in bed and I realized the pain was not constant well a certain level was....and I realized it was peaking in waves... like a contraction and that got me thinking spasm... as soon as I used that word.. she put me ont he right med.

Also I was peeing out black specks of dried blood....

My pain mngt said it was probably my urethral walls sloughing from the spasming...

Good luck and I hope this helps.
Unread 02-09-2009, 11:04 AM
My Urethra Hurts - UTI?

oh yes, if you feel you might be experiencing urethral spasm... look up the term and it comes up as a real condition.....
Unread 02-09-2009, 11:06 AM
My Urethra Hurts - UTI?

I have never heard of stretching the urethra... sounds odd....but it would make sense that might cause a spasm....

and I have been seeing urologist for over 6 years now...same one.
Unread 02-21-2009, 10:44 AM
I'm having that trouble too!

I think I may have IC, but when I do have a flare up I only feel it in the urethra...It is like every 5 minutes I am running to the bathroom!! Did you have the urgency to urinate?
Unread 02-22-2009, 10:43 AM
My Urethra Hurts - UTI?

YEs, I didn't realize how much until I tried the Enablex.... also it would feel like I would have to go bad... but I would only dribble a little bit,, felt just like a UTI!

Unread 02-22-2009, 12:32 PM
My Urethra Hurts - UTI?

Well,turns out I had yet another UII. I was on antibotics for 10 days and now am better. I still have the urgency, but nothing like before. Wonder if the reason I an getting so many UTI's have anythimg to do with IC? I see the gyno in 2 weeks or so. Will ks her, but if you ladies have any insite on this, would love to hear it

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