View Full Version : I need some help. I have a few questions.
07-27-2004, 08:25 AM
I am going to the docror tomorrow to get a pap smear, but this morning I started to have some very bad bladder/urethra pain. It may be from sex last night, but I dont know if it is an infection or just IC. My symptoms of IC are very similar to those of an infection. Should I find out if I have a UTI before I go tomorrow? Should I even go at all? What if my doctor doesnt know about IC (its my first time visiting her)? Im very nervous about it all :help: Thanks.
07-27-2004, 08:56 AM
Dear Breanna, everyone's pain is different but I guess if it were me, I'd want to know right away if I had a UTI. The ICN actually sells UTI home testing kits and I like to have these on hand b/c it's a hassle running to the doctor every time and it's hard to tell the difference between a UTI and a flare.
I hope your appt with the new doc tomorrow goes well. If you dont get anywhere or she gives you a hard time, find somebody else. I've learned the hard way that you need to have a doc you can really have a good relationship with b/c IC is a chronic thing and you will need long term care. Dont be afraid to be pushy and ask questions. Remember it's your body and you know it best!
07-27-2004, 09:04 AM
If you feel like you might have a UTI, I suggest you have it checked as soon as possible. If you can't get it checked today, the gyn should be able to check in the morning at your appointment.
07-27-2004, 09:07 AM
thanks donna, i didnt even think about that!
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