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Hope this isn't to long and someone will read all the way through to give me some advice I thank you in advance! Started in October 2017 I started feeling pain in the urethra/bladder. I have had UTIs before so I thought it could be one but deep down I knew it felt different. Went to my primary at the time and was checked for UTI which came back negative and was sent home being told it was probably period pains (as if at the age of 26 I don't know what period pains felt like). The pain got worse it hurt so bad when my bladder was full, some discomfort while going, and bad pain after going. Sometimes my bladder would feel hard as a rock. I also would feel like I had to go really bad and then only a little would come out sorry and would sometimes get shooting pains in my bladder and up my vagina sorry for TMI just want to give all the info.
I ended up in urgent care where that doctor told me I had PID even though I had no STD no history or STD ive been with the same partner for 5 years she said in rare cases you can get it from bacteria not STD related. So I was put on doxycycline and after finishing the meds I still didn't feel better went back to the doctor where she gave me something else for inflammation and pain. After a few weeks went by I started to feel better and went on with my life. It was end of November early December by this time.
Then in the beginning on March 2018 I started having the same symptoms starting with urethra/bladder pain and escalated to a full episode of all the symptoms I listed before not wanting to get out of bed only feeling some relief with a constant heating pad on my pelvic and urethra area. I went to my primary again negative UTI and he referred me to a gyno. My primary and gyno both said they dont think I had PID based on my history and symptoms and that urgent care doctor diagnoses PID alot even though its more rare. They both think it could be some thats reoccuring. The gyno did another urine test which looked perfect according to him and a pelvic exam that looked normal. He then said my blood work showed I had some inflammation so he again put me doxycycline and referred me to a urologist per my request. After about 5 weeks of this pain I am starting to feel somewhat better. I still feel like I have to go even after going and some urethra discomfort but better than when I couldn't get out of bed and leave my heating pad. My urologist appointment is in a couple weeks. After researching I am concerned it could be IC. Does anyone that has IC or been through a similar process have any advice?
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