Advice on bladder pain

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Hi all, I came across this article as I've been experiencing pain when passing urine for 2.5 year. I started taking d mannose a year ago and it does help. However I still get pain daily. Certain foods make it worse, anything acidic, alcohol and chocolate. It's so difficult to live with this condition because you have to monitor everything. Even the clothes you wear! I went to see the urologist and they adviced my bladder is fine and there's nothing to treat. I keep getting minor urine infections buy I refuse to take anti biotics. Has anyone else experienced the same??????

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    Hi Sandy, well I hope you don't have IC, although no test can rule it out 100% I'm afraid. you may have a 'mild' version (not that it feels mild!) or maybe just an inflammation of the bladder. (I hope you're avoiding caffeine!) or it may be gynae. Personally my bet is on you having low estrogen which can cause all the symptoms you're having as when skin tissue is depleted of estrogen it becomes dry, thin and easily irritated, including the bladder. Ask at your gynae appointment if you can try some treatment to see if it's that. sometimes they need reminding! Hope you get on ok. keep me updated!

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      thanks Shirley. i went to a endroine clinic to check hormones but they havent got back to me. i havent drank caffine for 3 years... although i use to love drinking coffee. im sticking to the alkaine diet but sometimes when i havent even nothing wrong the burnt still occurs. ive been trying to take cimitide but it doesnt help that much. hopefully get an answer soon.

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