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I have discomfort and difficulty while urinating. What could be causing this?

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Published At September 12, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have had a difficulty urinating since more than five months. I have had UTI in the past. I know this time it is not an infection as I do not have any pain or stinging. I feel my bladder is full and I feel a discomfort as I cannot empty it. I drink enough water. I have had bladder and kidney scans and another sort of scan where they inserted a camera to check the bladder. I also had a bladder scan to see how full my bladder is and despite having drank a lot of water it was not that full.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I think you are suffering from interstitial cystitis or bladder pain syndrome. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. So, when you visit your urologist, you should talk to him about this possibility. He may advise cystoscopy to rule out other causes. I suggest you take tablet Pentosan polysulfate one tablet twice a day for three months.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai
Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Urology

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