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Urinary Issues

Hello,

I recently have developed a problem where I have a constant dull ache in my bladder area. It also tends to be painful when emptying bladder. Now I went and bought a tube of 10 parameter test strips and have been getting some weird results. Now the key things are that I have been having a high specific gravity and occasionally (like when I take it to the dr) I will get either blood or a non-hemolyzed trace. My girlfriend recently went through an issue and the dr did a full test screen for std and found nothing, later just settled on a uti and a lingering kidney stone; so I'm assuming it's not an std (I was clean a year ago, and if she's clean I assume the same). Now I've never gotten leukocytes or nitrates positives so I doubt it's a UTI, and I too have had issues with kidney stones in the past but haven't had one for a while. As I've said that when I go to the dr. he seems to think that I'm making it up and that the blood is just due to my kidney stones, but I don't know if that can happen.

Just wondering if anyone out there has ever had any symptoms like that or any info on anything that I can try.  Thanks!

PS - My girlfriend gave me some I think it's called AZO and it takes care of the problem temporarily.
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Hello,
One possibility for your symptoms is of interstitial cystitis. It is characterized by pain or uncomfortable sensation associated with urination (dysuria), urinary frequency, urgency, and pressure in the bladder and/or pelvis. The exact cause is not known but suggested but unproven factors that may contribute to interstitial cystitis include an autoimmune reaction, heredity, infection or allergy. You need to get a urologic examination , complete urine examination, potassium sensitivity test and if need arises cystoscopy done.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing

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