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Why is that I always have a feeling that something is there while I urinate?


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Published At April 20, 2021
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have been having reoccurring UTI-like symptoms for months. I have had an STD test a couple of times to make sure it is not gonorrhea or chlamydia, and on both occasions, they turned out to be negative. I have taken multiple rounds of antibiotics, including Cefixime, Azithromycin, Amoxicillin, and Macrobid. I am just lost at this point. It does not hurt while I urinate, but sometimes it feels like something is there. It also hurts sometimes when I have not ejaculated for a while.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from urinary tract infection-like symptoms for months. You have already taken Cefixime, Azithromycin, Amoxicillin, etc., for your UTI-like symptoms but not gotten any improvement in case of symptoms. UTI may present while urine culture report is negative, mainly caused by E.coli. Again, problems of the urinary bladder like cystitis, bladder growth, etc., may cause such type symptoms. I think you should undergo a pelvic ultrasound to exclude any bladder pathology and urinary culture, as well as a sensitivity test for specific antibiotics. Without watching the specific antibiotic that is sensitive to your body, you should not take any further antibiotics. Take lots of fluid, and do not hold your urine for long. You can undergo the above-mentioned investigations, and they will help to find out the exact cause for your present sufferings. If they failed to detect, then you may go under again further investigations.

Take care.

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