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I'm new to these forums, and this is my first post. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas or suggestions for me. I'm a 69 year old woman. Last week, I woke up during the night from low pelvic cramping. The next day, I felt like I was getting the start of a UTI (I've had them before). I went to Urgent Care, where they did the usual urine dipstick & culture. The dipstick showed elevated leukocytes, but negative nitrates, & slightly cloudy urine. They told me it is suggestive of a UTI & started me on generic Macrobid. They said they will have the culture report back in a day or two. By day 2 on the antibiotic, I felt better, but was still having mild on-and-off cramping. At this point, I got severe diarrhea from the medication. That same day, I got a call from the Urgent Care that the culture came back as negative for bacteria & to stop the medication. I then called my primary care doctor. They gave me two appointments: one in two more days from now for another urine test, and another for next week to discuss results with the doctor. I've been patiently waiting for my scheduled appointments, but last night I was awaken by heavy pelvic cramping again. Had to get up & take a Tylenol. I slept on and off from there.
I might add that I have no other symptoms, and no fever. But I feel so horrible, and have lost the desire to eat. I'm not sure if I can go through two more nights like this, but don't know what else to do.
I'm driving myself crazy thinking it might not be a bladder issue at all, even though the dipstick test shows something going on.
Has anyone else ever had anything like this? Any suggestions would be so helpful to me right now, as I am very upset. Thank you all.
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