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    just got back to the computer from the bathroom
    experienced extreme pain right at the urethra opening - which i haven't had that kind of pain in over a year; upon wiping there was bright red blood.

    i have never had a flare with blood. i'm a little freaked out. i have no other flare symptoms

    i've had a headache for about 6 days that doesn't seem to go away

    i am very stressed related to master thesis being due in 7 days

    i cannot nor do i have time for a flare! SIGH

    does the blood constituent going to the doctors office? or should i wait and see if it happens again?
    ~Julia (48, F)

    Diagnosed with arthritis (2009), IC (2010 - symptoms since November 2007), & pre-diabetic (2017), TMJ/TMD (2019)

    Diet Modifications: IC diet
    Currently exploring how to align diabetic nutrition and IC diet (08/2017)

  • #2
    Hi, emeraldjules ~ Ouch! You might consider calling your doctor for advice. It's always possible that it could be an infection and you may need an antibiotic. I'm sure your stress doesn't help things but if it is an infection please don't wait too long.

    Keep us posted. Prayers you feel better soon and best wishes with your thesis.
    Never heard of IC til suspected....Never knew so many suffer from it. Praying for a cure. I've found answers...so can you...keep the hope.

    11/2007 IC Symptoms began during recovery of surgery for bladder susp & hysto: painful/urge/freq urination up to 50 times a day, pain walking, even water hurts.
    8/2009 Susp IC; 1/2010 Treatment began; 2/2010 Diag PFD, PT, Surg remove mesh; 5/2010 Surg, 2nd bladder repair, vag vault/sm int prolapse repair, IC confirmed in surg; 7/2010 Diag Candida Esophagitis, Gastritis, Diviticulosis, Gallstones,
    8/2010 Surg gallbladder
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    Heparin/Lidocaine/Bicarb/Kenalog Instills 1xDay
    Aloe Vera Capsules, (2) 2xDay, Loratadine 1xDay
    Pantoprazole, Prelief, Pyridium up to 3xDay, Premarin Cream 3xWeek
    *DISCONTINUED since feeling better: Celexa 10mg daily*, Fiber supp*,
    Gabapentin 12/2011 worked well *, Macrodantin 100mg after instill*, Probiotics*, PT-PFD*, Valium Vag Suppositories: Cyclo/diaz/lido, 10/5/62.5mg *
    PROB MEDS: Elavil, up to 50mg 1/2011 ret&hbp, Urelle ret, Vesicare ret

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    • #3
      Visible blood in the urine is very frequently a sign of infection. I suggest you contact your doctor's office and ask if you can drop off a sample for testing. I know that only an ICer would be happy it's "just" an infection.

      Warm healing thoughts headed your way,
      Donna
      Stay safe


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      • #4
        Thanks ladies! Good news it seems it was a minor flare. The blood is gone - and so is the pain.
        ~Julia (48, F)

        Diagnosed with arthritis (2009), IC (2010 - symptoms since November 2007), & pre-diabetic (2017), TMJ/TMD (2019)

        Diet Modifications: IC diet
        Currently exploring how to align diabetic nutrition and IC diet (08/2017)

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