I posted the one a few posts down about UTI for the third time...well I've had a kidney infection that has came and went twice. Read my other post for more details. I haven't had any more pain from bladder or kidney. But my urethra has been hurting on and off. I made an appt with a urologist but the appt isn't for another week to two weeks. This morning the pain in my urethra was worse and while I was in the bath, I felt around and felt a lump inside my urethra about an inch that is about the size of a bean and it is tender to the touch. That's definitely what is hurting. It's not excrutiating pain or anything but its hurting just enough to be a constant distraction and annoyance that makes me squirm when I am sitting. Anyone know what this could be??View Thread
Hi. Let me give you a little background info. I'm 25 years old and would consider myself in good health. About a month and a half ago to maybe 2 months ago I woke up in the middle of the night with an extreme pain near my right kidney. It was more like extreme pressure rather than a shooting pain but hurt nonetheless, I was on the fence about going to emergency room (I don't like hospitals) so I toughed it out until I could go to the walk in clinic near my house. (It was Sat. so I couldn't go to a doctor) He did a urinalysis and said I have a bladder infection, I thought that was odd since I was hurting in my kidney not my bladder but he said the bacteria can go through the urinary tract to both the bladder and the kidney. I've never had a UTI or any other type infection like this so I was thinking at the time I'm hurting too bad to be an infection but he adamately said it was an infection. So he sent me home with an antibiotic. Within about 10 minutes of leaving the office, my pain increased and stayed that way for hours. I took the antiobiotic as soon as I left the office but I didn't get any relief until the next morning. Everyone told me it sounded like a kidney stone not an infection. So anyway, the pain went away once I started taking the antiobiotics regularly. About 3 weeks ago this exact same thing happened again and I went to a doctors office this time and she said the same thing but she said I have a kidney infection and gave me an antiobiotic shot as well as a prescription for another set of antiobiotics. And it too went away within a day of taking them. Now I can feel it yet again coming back this morning.. I have a little pressure under my bladder not near my kidney. I mean I just don't understand they keep giving me antiobiotics but shouldn't they be figuring out why I keep getting this bacteria / infection??? I'm only 25 and I know one of the main reasons for UTI is having sex but I have not had any type of sexual contact since a good while before the first incident so that shouldn't have caused any of this. I do not drink soft drinks, I drink a lot of water and always have. I'm just not sure why I keep getting this infection and why the doctors don't think its odd like I do. What are your thoughts???View Thread
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