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Cure for Chronic bladder and urinary discomfort?

By Anonymous September 21, 2015 - 8:39pm
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Can urethral syndrome lasts for weeks and months? Is there a way to relieve discomfort and the constant aching in the abdominal area, and the burning during urination? Any prescription drogs?
Does this syndrome ever go away?
Thank you.

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Hi Anon

Thank you for your post and I am sorry you're in such discomfort.

For those that may not know, urethral syndrome is a term used to describe symptoms of urethritis , without any evidence of bacterial or viral infection as a cause. Urethritis is an inflammation, infection, or irritation of the urethra. It is most commonly seen in women. The urethra is the tube that carries urine out of the body from the bladder.

Right now you need to avoid:
Spermicidal jellies
Bubble baths
Harsh soaps
Scents or perfumes
Feminine hygiene sprays and douches
Urinary irritant foods and beverages

You need to be:
Practicing safe sex, including using condoms
Urinating immediately after having sexual intercourse
Making sure sexually-transmitted diseases are treated quickly and completely for you and your partner.
Regularly drinking plenty of fluids

Anon, these are guidelines, not an indication that you are not doing/doing any of this!

Treatment may include:

Antibiotics—given if your doctor thinks urethral syndrome may be due to an undetected infection
Phenazopyridine—may be given by your doctor to ease discomfort while urinating
Intraurethral lidocaine jelly
Antispasmodics to decrease bladder muscle spasm (eg, oxybutynin [Ditropan])
Antidepressants such as a tricyclic antidepressant to relieve pain
Alpha-blocking drugs such as doxazosin (Cardura) to relax smooth muscle tone

Anon, yes, this syndrome generally last for 6-8 weeks but should then fade away. Talk to your doctor about treatment. I hope you feel better soon, I understand this is a very painful condition.


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