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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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