A couple of years ago, I was treated for what I thought was a urine infection. However, no bacteria were ever found in the urine samples although there were traces of blood and leukocytes. This went on for a few months. The only thing that seemed to help was nitrofurantoin which I had to stop due to a strange reaction.
Eventually I was referred for an ultrasound which found nothing. I still had symptoms at this point and my doctor told me to cut out tea and citrus fruits. My symptoms then went away after a few weeks.
I slowly started with these foods again around six months ago, and a few weeks ago my symptoms all came back. I am not sure if this is related or not. Anyway, I went to the doctors again. Yet again, there is no bacteria, but traces of blood. The doctor has freaked me out by referring me on the two week wait scheme for a cystoscopy. I am now convinced I have bladder cancer. I admit I have health anxiety, but can't think what else is causing my problem. I am also quite hospital phobic after a bad anaesthetic experience as a child. Anything that might lead to me having a general anaesthetic sends me into a bag of nerves.
I am in my late 30s. Just recently, I have noticed other pains to the right of my navel and in my vagina area. I'm now staring to panic that the suspected bladder cancer may have spread around my body.
Does anyone have any advice for me?