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Hi,My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am 40 years old. I have symptoms

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My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am 40 years old. I have symptoms of passing urine every 20 minutes. Wakeing up at night several times to pass urine. I also get pain in lower abdomen and at the back. I get flu like symptoms with this. I have had many antibiotics thinking it is acute UTI. Nothing helped, what shall I do.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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you could be having overactive bladder or bladder muscle wall spasms causing your symptoms.

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or it could be something like interstitial cystitis

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there are medications to help with overactive bladder where the muscles of the wall of the bladder are too overactive and squeeze too frequently to make you urinate frequently.

Dr. David :

like solifenacin (Vesicare)

Dr. David :

or hyosyamine

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or tolterodine (Detrol)

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or oxybutynin (Ditropan)

Dr. David :

all of these might help your symptoms

Dr. David :

you should consult with a urologist specialist and see if you need to get a cystoscopy scope to look inside of your bladder to look for signs of inflammation

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions

Dr. David :

if you have pain in your lower pelvis and abdomen, you might need a CT scan of your abdomen and pelvis as well to look for bowel inflammation or small kidney stones

JACUSTOMER-32npwb8a- : Hi David,
JACUSTOMER-32npwb8a- : Hi David
JACUSTOMER-32npwb8a- : Hi David, I have had ultrasound done nothing came and my symptoms are getting worst every day
JACUSTOMER-32npwb8a- : Do I need to do city scan for bladder and kidneys?
Dr. David :

sorry for the delay.

Dr. David :

an ultrasound would not show overactive bladder.

Dr. David :

overactive bladder muscles is a diagnosis made by your symptoms and by ruling out other inflammatory causes of your bladder by cystoscopy

Dr. David :

a CT scan of the bladder and kidneys can look for small kidney stones.

Dr. David :

but I think you have an overactive bladder problem.

Dr. David :

hello?

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