Overactive Bladder & Back pain

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I have been diagnosed with an overactive bladder today. I had a UTI a few weeks ago and after 5 different lots of antibiotics I am clear.

However I still get the burning back pain and still going to the loo all the time.

I drink 2 cups of coffee and then water only in the day. After 4pm I have 3 cups of tea.

It is the back pain that concerns me, is this normal?

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    No, back pain is never normal. Is it flank pain, like where your kidneys are? If so, you need to be concerned about a kidney infection and get yourself to the hospital to be checked out. Pain is not a symptom of overactive bladder....urgency and frequency are. I don't know why it took five different doses of antibiotics to clear up your UTI but that's a lot of antibiotic.

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      No kidney infection, xrays showed no masses anywhere. Bowels were full at time and Movicol was prescribed and worked. Bowels are great now. Ultrasound showed pelvis and abdomen all OK. No Cysts.

      The antibiotics just didn't clear the UTI until the last type.

      Went to the GP yesterday and he prescribed me oxybutynin. Not sure whether I am going to get the meds. I do have an overactive bladder, have for some time, no incontinence.

      Pain is lower back, not constant but it's like a burning/stinging pain in the lower back only. Yesterday evening was a really bad one for me, it started about 6pm and continued. If I touch my back the same height as my pelvic bone it feels bruised from the pain

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    CA125 - normal
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    Amanda first that was lot of antibiotics yet your still getting the burning back pain so obviously theres still a problem. Coffe and tea are the worse things you can drink, any kind of caffien will aggrivate your bladder and increase the burning. Sounds to me like your kidneys make be aggrivated, id go back to the doctors and tell him/her about this. keep to water and caffein free tea for a while too.

    Sue   

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      Hi Susan.

      There is no aggrivation with the bladder, never has been any burning/stinging when I pee, even when I had the UTI. Have decided to keep a chart over 2 weeks to then show another doctor

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      HI Amanda

      So you had a UTI yet no burning or stinging when you went to pee, well thats unusual but good for you though. How did they find you had a UTI then.i mean what made them think it could be this? 

      Good idear to keep a chart and show another doctor. 

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      This would be my third UTI, the most recent being October 2015. With all of them I just have a lower back pain (Like a burning back pain) lower left mainly. The other two times I also felt very poorly. This time no ill feeling (apart from the antibiotics making me a bit poorly towards the end).

      If I am really honest, I think it is adhesions caused by at least 6 operations. I just really want to know that, that is what it is.

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      Amanda although its good you arnt getting the stinging and the burning when you pee which most of us do, i presume they did test your pee to amake sure it wasa UTI?  Generally speaking most of us gets it get very bad with sensation in the urethra bladder or both. If it was due to adhesions the burning back pain and its highly likely it us im still wondering how they come up with a UTI result? I get lots of pain in the lower abdomon, bladder, womb area. lying down aggrivates it too and as soon as bladder starts filling up it hurts, this too ive been told this is probably due to adhesions from a few surgerys in the pass. 
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      I had 4 tests on my urine, when the doctor dipped them at the surgery, they were showing bacteria present and one grew a culture at the hospital. The last came back clear. 

      I highly suspect that it is adhesion causing this pain, today it has been quite bad on my right side. Do I want to just live with it, i don't know. I think I would like to be referred to a specialist to discuss options.

      How do you control the pain?

       

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      Amanda i think too you should be given scans to reasure you, does the pain only start along with the Urine showing bacteria or do you get it even when there is no infection showing? Im wondering is there any connection or two different issues hear . 
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      The pain isn't constant. It really depends on what I am doing. I have had aultrasounds and x rays but as you know, adhesions don't show on scans. I would need a laparoscopy.

      As I sit here now I am fine, have just been for a 3 mile walk and fine. However, when i work ( I am a cleaner with my own business) it starts the pain

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