I have had an irriated bladder for about 2 months.My family doctor prescribed cipro and macrobid.Neither worked.I then visited a urology doctor.He gave me vesicare.That didn't work either.My only sympton is my bladder always feels irritated.Theres no blood no problem holding my urine,just that feeling.He wants me to have a cystoscopy and a uds.Isn't there a blood test or an xray test That I can do first?I felt like he was trying to really push for these tests right from the start.They seem very invasive and unnecessary at this point.What should I DO?
i had a cystoscopy and it is the only way to find out if there is any thing wrong with the bladder or kidney, i do still suffer from the same symptom you decribe im thinking maybe it could be interstital cystitis?
I agree with heart7154 tht the only way to find out if there's anything wrong with the bladder or kidney is to have a cystoscopy done. I had bladder and kidney ultrasound done first after suffering from irritated bladder/early morning pain since last May which showed my bladder wasn't quite emptying properly (even though I wasn't aware of that). I then had cystoscopy done 2 weeks ago They discovered during the cystoscopy that a tube leading into my bladder was narrowed. They gave it a gentle stretch while there and problem solved! I had no problems after the cystoscopy - slightly irritated for 24 hours after it - but after drinking pints of water to 'flush out' my bladder it calmed down and I don't have any more pain. Ask if you can have bladder/kidney ultrasound done first and then get the cystoscopy done - they put me to sleep and I didn't feel a thing. Good luck. Let us know how you get on.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.