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Hello .... hopefully I won't bore to too much!
I had a bad UTI back in November which lasted 6 weeks and have been left with a constant feeling of needing to pee even though I don't. The back story is that at the end of November I woke up with a real need to pee which didn't go away even after I'd been (no burning when peeing). Went to doc who did a dipstick test and said yes you have an infection and prescribed 3 days of Nitrofurantoin. No improvement after 3 days so went back and was precribed 3 days of Trimethoprim. Still no improvement so went back AGAIN and was told by GP "dipstick shows no white blood cells and we cultured your urine last time and it just showed mixed growth so no infection" but she gave me a 7 day course of Pivmecillinam (I feel this was to pacify me and send me on my way). No improvement so returned after 7 days with another urine sample. My usual GP was off so the new one did the dipstick test and said "no white blood cells showing so no infection but I'll send it for culture". No antibiotics prescribed.....had to wait and see what culture showed. GP calls...culture showed no infection and she advised maybe I just needed some time to "get over" original infection. By this stage I was at my wits end so made an appointment with a private Urologist consultant. I gave him a urine sample and guess what?........ it came back positive with enterococcus infection!! Not only that but the infection showed resistance to Trimethoprim and Pivmecillinam which is what my GP precribed previously. I took the 14 day course of antibiotics my private consultant recommended and whilst the pain and the burning subsided I was still left with a constant feeling of needing to pee even though I don't. Went back to GP who arranged an ultrasound which was clear. She then said I would need a to see a urologist and have a cystoscopy to get a better look of what what going on but it could take 10 weeks for an appointment. Not content with waiting I had a cystoscopy done privately which showed no problems. Bladder etc. looked fine. So frustrated I returned to my GP. She wanted to look at my "bits" externally and upon looking said "oh you have lichen sclerosus" and prescribed Dermovate Cream. When I Googled lichen sclerosus I see that itching is a common symptoms which I don't have. I think she's fobbed me off. I guess my question to everyone out there is ...... any idea why I feel like I need to pee all the time? Would lichen sclerosus make me feel this way? What else can I do? Thanks for reading my post which has has bored even me!
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