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For the last 6 months have a problem. Seems to be in urinary

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For the last 6 months have a problem. Seems to be in urinary tract, but not sure. Had x ray, CAT scan, procedure when they look up urinary track. Results only small bladder, no kidney stones (which I have had), no obstructions. I had radiation for uter. cancer so know there is some scar tissue in abdomen.
Symtoms: sharp pain in lower pelvis. Incontinence at times. Pain and incontinence not all the time. Pain pulses.
Treatments to date: Cipro two treatments over the months, now on Nitrofuranton once a day; different pain meds. Meds dont seem to make a difference, except pain meds which I do not like.
Seems might be some connection with bowels because definitely worse when constipated or on opposite, loose bowels/diahrhea...which I am prone to since radiation; take fiber pill once a day.
Current meds: atacand hct, lipitor, zetia, cymbalta, celebrex for arthritis (blood test every 3 months), multi vitamin, sometimes C for cold, allegra for allergy
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
have you had a scope of the bladder?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
only showed small bladder
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
So no interstitial cystitis which an only be seen on cystoscopy

It is very possible then this is all adhesions..has anyone looked at the adhesions
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Several urine samples over the months...some showed infection and was treated with Cipro, but did not lessen pain.I assume during two cystoscopes one of the docs looked for adhesions, but I do not know.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Adhesions would not be seen that way.
You would need an MRI specifically looking for them or a laproscopy, and removing them can have a 70% success rate in getting rid of pain.

Would suggest the MRI as it is not invasive.
CT will not show these.
good luck

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