Hello, I'm a 22 year old male. About 2 weeks ago I began having pains in the lower pelvic area and frequent urination. When I drink a bottle of water, I have to urinate within 20 minutes, and then again roughly 20 minutes after that, ect. I went to my GP, he tested my urine and said it came back negative for a bladder infection, but he gave me antiobiotics anyways. It's been 7 days now, and there's been no improvement. I'd be more confident in the antibiotics if my urine hadn't come back negative for infection.
Anyways, I still have frequent urination, and there's a pain that radiates from my lower pelvic area, sometimes to my testicle, and down my inner thighs (it feels like the pain is on a tendon). The leg pain feels like a stretching and now behind my right knee, there's some swelling. I also have the same stretching feeling in my right upper arm. My GP said the symptoms sounded like a bladder infection, but my urine tested negative for that and that was before I had the pain radiate down my legs and to my right arm.
I'm going to schedule an appointment with a urologist within the week, but I was hoping to hear some likely possibilities first. Needless to say, I'm very, very concerned about this and I can't stop thinking about what could be wrong with me.
Infection should be ruled out first. This can be done via a urinalysis as well as tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia. The prostate should also be evaluated for enlargement via a digital rectal exam.
If negative, metabolic disorders like diabetes and thyroid function can lead to urinary frequency.
Tests like a cystoscopy can be considered if the initial evaluation is non-revealing.
These options can be discussed with your personal physician.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
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