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CrazyHiefer

721d

I went in to get a lab test for uti and they said I had to be seen, which I normally don’t bc my doctor knows I get them all the time and can just get the test and he’ll prescribe the antibiotics. So I saw the urologist who was working that day and he said he doubted I’ve ever had a uti bc I didn’t have one that day and apparently walk in clinics, family doctors, and his colleague, my doctor, tend to just go off of symptoms and don’t actually do the test. But now I’m all in my head about it. I’ve had 4 confirmed this in the last 6 months in my lab records, but I’ve gone 3 times since and only one was a uti and I have no way of knowing if it was positive or not! I guess it’s just really giving me anxiety. How do you deal with doctors like this getting in your head? I’m not trying to say he was out of line, maybe he’s right, but now I’m questioning if I really have interstitial cystitis or if I have something else going on and that scares me. I hate health stuff and just wish we could get a diagnosis and treatment plan that meant I knew what to expect.

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    • CrazyHiefer

      702d

      Wow @mcfluffy that is helpful!

    • CrazyHiefer

      702d

      Wow @mcfluffy that is helpful!

    • McFluffy

      704d

      Hey! So I dealt with something similar in the past. There were many times that I had bladder issues (pelvic pain, urgent/frequency was worse than usual, a lot of urinary discomfort, etc) and I didn’t know what was going on so my gynecologist rood me to come in and leave urine sample. Every time I had the symptoms, I was told to leave a sample and every time it would come back positive, to the point where I was consistently on antibiotics. I finally went to my urologist who explained that I only had a true UTI once. Sometimes peeing in a cup, a lot of diff contaminated bacteria can get into the sample as urine travels down the urethra so the best way to make sure it’s a UTI causing bacteria rather than something else is to do a catheter specimen which isn’t pleasant but it’s worth it to know that I am not consistently getting UTIs and the symptoms stem from IC flares. Hope this helps!

    • vikkyt

      721d

      The urologist didn't want to take a look in your bladder to confirm?

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