I am a 26year old female, and I have had 4 UTI's in the past 5 years. My most recent infection was this past November, but the infection was not cleared with the first round of antibiotics. Since that time I continued to have some problems. Mainly, I have microscopic amounts of blood in my urine, and I have spasms (twinges) after I urinate, as well as the mild urge to go after I have already gone. Sometime there is also burning after I go. The odd part is that this doesn't happen every time I go, I never know what I am getting when I have to go!
I have seen a urologist, and had negative results from an IVP, voiding cystourethrogram and cytology tests on my urine. I also had a cystoscopy, and the dr. told me that I have scar tissue in my bladder from my past infections and that this was causing my problems. I have never heard of this causing problems, and I wonder if this is true, then how can I help the problems I am having? Will they just subside with time, or am I stuck with them for good? Also what do I need to worry about in case I get another infetion?
I apologize for the long message, I just wanted another opinion, especially one without getting poked and prodded again!
Thank you for your help.