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    stabbing pain at end of urination

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    I take 3 pills of Pyridium Plus/day and 1 pill of Pameral (sp?) per day and I still get these horrible pains when I'm done urinating. The start is a little painful and during is fine but once I get to the end, it feels like someone is stabbing me with a knife and twisting hard. It takes my breath away. What is this? Does anyone know? Is it a symptom of IC?(I'm sure it is) I'm assuming it to be a muscle contraction or spasm?
    Also, the outside area where it comes out, itches afterwards. Weird.

    Any help would be grately appreciated.

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    Before I went on Elmiron, atarax and celebrex, I used to get something similar. Mine wasn't pain, it felt more like I didn't feel as if I had emptied out what was left in the urethra. Then I would get a feeling of having to go again, with a mild pain that seemed to " washback" into the bladder for about 5-10 minutes. Happenned every time I urinated. Eventually with the meds it has pretty much disappeared unless I am in a flare. It is possible that it is a symptom of IC, as I never had much bladder pain but urethral pain and discomfort. liz

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    Sounds like a bladder infection.


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    I agree with Ginny, although maybe it is your IC, but have you been checked for a bladder infection? If not try to stop by your docs and see if this what is going one. I hope you feel better soon....
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    First I would get checked for a UTI.

    I used to have the same problem though and it wasn't a UTI. It was my bladder/urethra spasming at the end of urinating. I started taking Detrol and don't seem to have that problem anymore. Unless of course I forget to take it.


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    It does sound like it could be an infection --- I think it would be a good idea to be checked.

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    I had that pain when I first started seeking diagnosis a few years ago and it was not an infection...just IC. I have not had an infection since I was diagnosed. But you still would want to make sure.


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    Thanks, everyone for your responses. Apparently, I had an infection (Ecoli) and it was no detected on the first culture. I have taken all of the meds for it and I'm still getting that burning/stabbing pain but not as bad. I go in for a CT of my kidneys and bladder in a week from today and directly afterwards, a cystoscopy. (yuck)

    Hopefully, everything will work out. Thanks again, everyone!
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    Meg-- I get that strange pain every time I pee. I always have severe pain but during and right after urination I could just die! I'm not sure if it's caused from a spasm, it kind of feels like that.

    I don't know what could help with this symptom. I've tried several different things and nothing has worked for me. I would love to hear of some magic trick to releive it!

    Hope you get to feeling better

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    For me I always get a stabbing sharp pain after I urinate...after I have had sex...I have come to know this as PFD flare up. Not exactly a spasm but similar especially in treatment so here is my advise if you have PFD or spasms lol:
    practice relaxing the pelvic musscles. When you go to the bathroom and go...wait and relax and message your urethra with a tishue or something.
    Use a topical analgesic, alternate heat and cold,
    o Marshmallow root (althaea officinalis) helps sooth irritation and inflammation, can help spasms
    Catnip (nepeta cataria) eases menstrual pain, soothes the nerves, and as a sleep aid.
    Lavender Oil (the sent is a great for relaxing but to rub on bladder can also have a calming effect. Good for spasms)

    • Moisture (Moisture helps relax your pelvis is calming to your bladder)
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