UTI's since 11, long details but please read I'm desperate

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So i kind of grew up with a bunch of urinary tract infections. Apparently I had a few when I was 3 but I don't remember them. One i can definitely remember was when I was 11. It was horribly painful and I remember sucking it up and going to school because i was too embarrassed to say anything. The pain was so great I would call for my mother. After that I had one when i was 12, 15, three when I was 20 and one this year at the age of 21. So I've had a total of 7 in the past 10 years. Urinary tract infections have ruined my sex life and have caused a massive fear of anything touching that area that isn't myself. I am too scared to get any sort of cervical smear or anything like that. Antibiotics always did the trick and worked out well.

However, when I do NOT have an infection, occasionally I will get this burning sensation when I go to the bathroom. This has occurred ever since that first traumatic infection when I was 11. I have never had one as painful as that although they are all pretty terrible. Anyway, the burning sensation i am talking about is NOT a urinary tract infection. It feels more like skin burn,but it isn't. I think we all know with experience that a Urinary tract infection feels more of an internal pain as well as slightly external pain. The kind of pain I get in particular is a horrible stabbing sensation, like someone is shoving needles up through your urethra and into your bladder constantly once you've been to the bathroom.

I've been looked at and there is nothing wrong with the skin in that area, so its not skin burning either. It occurs frequently, especially if I haven't had enough water and usually goes away within 5-10 minutes and doesnt come back possibly until the next time I use the bathroom. Mind you, this doesn't occur every single time I go to the bathroom, but it does occur more often than not. I was wondering if anyone else had this experience with some sort of odd burning sensation that doesnt involve actually having a urinary tract infection. It's not too painful at all, just irritating and makes me paranoid. 

Please give me some insight. I cannot afford a specialist or any kind of tests other than the initial consultancy fee (I am from Australia). 

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    Hi Danni

    I don't have your history of UTis but I'm concerned with your symtoms .

    You are in Australia

    Find a bulk billing doctor and get antibiotics

    We have a good public health system.

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      Hi Alanalee, 

      The thing is what I have is not a urinary tract infection. It's simple burning after urination that goes away within 5-10 minutes. I've been to the doctors with it before and they had found absolutely nothing even after urine culture. It doesn't even feel like a urinary tract infection. What I get feels more like a skin burn, whereas an actual urinary tract infection for me feels like someone is stabbing me with knives in that area and in my lower abdomen. How odd is that!

       

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      Oh and also Bulk Billing in Australia is beneficial but when it comes to seeing specialists like a urologist it costs a lot of money sadly and I don't have that 

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      Sorry to hear that Danni

      It I must be very frustrating.

      I would only be geussing from here on in

      I suppose you have tried drinking

      6-8 glasses of water a day

      Try cranberry tablets daily

      They are a little expensive but not like a specialist.

      The only other thing would be to try a barrier cream around that area for a few days to see if it helps the burning

      (Something like covital)

      Let me know how you get on

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    I have all of these same symptoms. I get a uti every month for the past 3 months and after sex i pee and it will burn for like an hour then I'm fine. No stds, I wipe front to back, use unscented body wash, they just keep coming. Have you found what it is causing this?

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      Sorry for the late reply Hannah, but no I have not. I am going to a specialist soon though as I've finally saved up enough. Are you still getting them as well? Let me know and when I have my appointment I will update you asap! smile 

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