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Hi all! Apologies for the long post in advance but I am really in need for some help!!
But basically I was in India at the end of 2016 and I got a stomach bug and bladder infection. I went to the doctors there and they have me some medicine for the bladder infection but it seemed to just like reduce the pain but not really make it go away.
Anyway I was like that for two weeks until I got back to England - I went to the hospital and they said I had a stomach bug too (fever, vomiting etc) and gave me anti biotics for that but that they can't give me even more for the bladder infection but it should clear up. Anyway the stomach one was fine after but since then - like literally it's been 2 months now - I still have the same symptoms of a bladder infection like frequently needing to go to the toilet, burning while I'm peeing but it just seems to get worse and worse.
I've been to the doctors and hospital for this multiple times now and been on 4 courses of antibiotics and still nothing is happening. On top of that all going on down there last week a cyst (Bartholin cyst) started to grow. I've had one before but not in like 2 years. Anyway it got literally to the size of a golf ball and was so painful to like sit and walk.
I then had to go the hospital because I had such a bad fever and started getting really bad pains like on my side and also like what felt like in my uterus. They basically had to drain the cyst and said there's nothing else wrong externally. But because of my fever and blood pressure levels they gave me blood tests thinking it had developed in to a kidney infection. They said they results came back pretty normal so there's nothing else they can do. I said something is obviously wrong - I've been here more than 5 times in the last month and it's getting worse so I need something to be done. On top of that the burning has started like externally now which is always there whether I pee or not - that is what is super painful because nothing makes it go away (I've tried thrush cream etc just in case it was that)
After 20 mins of me complaining they said they'll refer me to get my stomach and uterus scanned and also to see a uro gynaecologist but I've decided to go private because it takes too long on NHS.
The specialist thinks it may be endometriosis however this doesn't link to the bladder problems. For the external burning I have been given a steroid cream which does nothing. I have had scans of my bladder, kidneys and uterus done and am waiting for another appointment to didsucss the results. I have had multiple urine tests, swabs, blood tests etc and they all come back clear.
The weird thing is the burning is really affected by how much water I drink. If I drink less than 3-4 litres throughout the day it comes back really badly.
I am only 22 and at the end of tether - can someone please help?
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