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I'm a 32 year old female. I've had a feeling of discomfort

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Hello. I'm a 32 year old female. I've had a feeling of discomfort and pain after urinating for the last few weeks. I have had this many times before, lasting from one or two days up to a few months. I don't really have any problems urinating, as I tend to drink a lot of water and tea throughout the day, and I don't really have discomfort while urinating - it is immediately after stopping that I get a slight burning pain that lasts at least half an hour, often until the next time I go to the toilet. The pain is not in my bladder - it is only at the opening and just inside of the urethra. I do however have an uncomfortable feeling in my bladder - not the need to pee, but more of a swollen or bloated feeling, that doesn't allow me to pull in my stomach muscles. I have seen a doctor about these symptoms before, about 4 years ago. I gave a sample and no infection was found, and in the end the doctor attributed it to stress as I had recently lost my mother. I'm skeptical about putting it down to stress though, as that was not the first time I'd had the symptoms, nor the last, and I generally don't have much stress in my life. I was also prescribed a fungal cream but that did not make a difference.
The symptoms I have are different from when I have had a UTI in the past. I have had UTIs and cystitis which have left me crying in pain and unable to leave the house - once so severe that I had to go to A&E in the middle of the night because I could feel my kidneys throbbing. I have not had an infection like that in about 8 years, but the symptoms I currently have have been coming and going for as long as I can remember and so I am worried because it seems to be a chronic problem.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 9 months ago.
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I can wait, thank you. I also want to explain that when I said in the question that the discomfort doesn't allow me to pull in my stomach muscles, I didn't mean that I'm unable to do this - just that it's very uncomfortable to do so. I'd also like to add that these symptoms are not usually there when I wake up in the morning, but develop throughout the day.
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what have you tried so far to treat this issue?

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