no pain in the abdomen
no history of stones
I only took cipro and pyridium 1 day (different days) and they didn't seem to help
this never happened before (had sevaeral UTI's in the past but none recently)
I should have elaborated that I am urinating more frequently because I feel like there is an urgency in my urethra most of the time. Also the dipstick was 1+ for RBC. I also had 2 cultures sent out from different doctors and both were negative for bacteria. Could it be urethritis, trichomoniasis? could it be autoimmune disease that is attacking my urinary tissue? I did have idiopathic uticaria for 5 days about a month ago and was put on prednisone for 1.5 weeks. Are these set of symptoms commonly seen in women? do they get better? Sorry if I sound a little too paranoid.
okay thank you,
A few more questions and I will be done. I apologize for the excessiveness.
Is it common to still have an infection present if the urine culture is negative? why wouldn't the test pick it up if it is the gold standard? Does it check for both gram negative and positive bacteria? Is it possible for yeast to grow in the Urinary tract?
Does a swab typically pick up an infection better than a urine sample.
and also wouldn't you see RBS with IC as well as possible WBC?
what is the success rate of treatments for IC? to my knowledge not much helps for this disease. Is it manageable so a person can live a normal life?
thank you for the information.