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Can Trigonitis act like this?

By May 20, 2018 - 10:23am
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I had several urine tests coming back with micro-hematuria. Then I had a few incidences of finding blood in my underwear. This was very alarming plus I am an endometrial cancer survivor so I was worried I might have a recurrence. I went to my Gynecologic Oncologist and had an exam and vault smear...all normal. Next step Urology. Cystoscopy concluded that nothing looked suspcious or malignant other than I have Trigonitis. The Urologist didn't tell me if Trigonitis can cause any sort of spontaneous watery, bloody discharge from the urethra. I haven't had any issues for almost five months and woke yesterday morning to a bloody discharge that I am pretty certain is from my urethra. Just need reassurance that when it flares up, it could do this? I don't wet my pants, but sometimes I will have damp underwear so I might be a little incontinent from time to time. Yesterday and today I feel crampy in my lower abdomen almost like menstrual cramps, but that can't be...those parts are gone! I don't know what to do from here....another Urologist? Back to Gynecologic Oncologist? (Btw, my Gynecologic Oncologist thought maybe the blood was from vaginal atrophy). I don't know if vaginal atrophy can make you had discharge from your urethra or not. Any advice? Thanks!

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Hello, RosebudLisa. Thank you for writing.

For the benefit of our readers, Trigonitis is a condition of inflammation of the trigone region of the bladder. It is more common in women. The cause of trigonitis is not known, and there is no solid treatment.

The most common symptoms of this medical condition are urinary problems, but some may not have any symptoms at all. Having trigonitis could also cause:
Bladder pain
An abnormal increase in the urge to urinate and the frequency of urination, especially at night.
Bladder capacity that is reduced.
Dysuria which is pain or discomfort when urinating
Hematuria which is blood in the urine
Pain or discomfort in your pelvic area.

Vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis) is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to your body having less estrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause.
For many women, vaginal atrophy can make intercourse painful but can also lead to distressing urinary symptoms. You should discuss this in detail with your doctor(s) so you have a clearer idea of what is going on.



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