I sure hope that someone can help me because I'm lost and unsure where to turn to next. I am a 39 year old woman who had a hysterectomy when I was 25. About 2 years ago I started having problems with incontinence once in awhile. It has been getting worse lately. Probably about 6 months ago it progressed to not always making it to the bathroom and it got to the point where I was going so much I cut my intake of anything liquid (which doesn't work by the way). I went to my regular family physician about a month and a half ago and mentioned my problem among everything else and this is what I was told. I have headaches on a daily basis so I take a lot of over the counter ibuprophen, acetomeniphen, etc (up to four at a time sometimes twice a day). I know that this isn't good for me but I am in constant pain so I take enough to knock it out of me for a few hours. My doctor said that this may be causing some of the incontinence. Anyways...She did a urinalysis and some blood work to check me for lupus and diabetes and all came back normal except the urinalysis. It showed microscopic blood. She put me on antibiotics and gave me enablex and detrol (neither which have worked). I went back in for a recheck and the repeat urinalysis was exactly the same as before. Doctor sent the sample out to a lab to see if it was bacterial related and I was told that I did not have an infection. She set me up with a ultrasound of the right kidney and it came back normal. OKay so now (as in the past) I have had intermittent right flank pain. It feels as if I am laying on a ball or have a fist in my back sometimes. I am unable to go back to the doctor as I have no insurance now. Any thoughts? Could this be kidney disease or am I over reacting? I take no other medications but the over the counter stuff. Other symptoms that may or may not be related to this are: daily tension headaches, constant heart palpitations, muscle pain and spasms in neck (causes the headaches), incontinence, frequent urination.
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