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    Itching in urethra?

    I have tingling and burning sensations off and on in my urethra and lately there has been some itching too. Do others get an itchy feeling too occasionally? I thought maybe it could be a mild yeast infection but overall it doesn't quite feel like one. Anyone else experience this? Thanks.

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    Hi Petal,

    Yes, I get this too sometimes, especially as a result of medications or other irritants. Here is a link to an article which I found very helpful in explaining it. I am actually experiencing these symptoms as we speak and it's awful. I am about to go for a bath to try and clear the irritation and relax my muscles. Hope you find the article helpful too and that you are feeling better soon.

    http://emedicine.medscape.com/articl...overview#a0101

    Jem Xoxo
    Last edited by Jem; 01-28-2012 at 09:18 PM.

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    Thank you for the article Jem. That sounds a lot like what I'm experiencing, except my symptoms overall are much worse at night and I actually feel worse after going to the bathroom, not better. I'm going to make sure to mention it to my doctor too. I hope you got some relief from the bath!
    Last edited by Petal; 01-29-2012 at 12:50 AM.

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    No bother Petal,

    Yes, I'm the exact same! I'm always worse at night too and I also find I get worse sometimes after peeing. But I think the rest of the article was pretty much like me. The bath helped when I was in it, but my symptoms have continued since I got out the water. It's the worst flare I've had in a while. I've decided to spend the day in my jammies drinking plenty of water, with a hot water bottle pressed against me. Hoping it will pass soon. It def feels like it's in my urethra - a sort of continual wet, tingly, drippy feeling. But when I go to pee nothing happens!

    Hope you get on okay at the Doctors.

    Jem xoxox

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    I'm also dealing with this awful intching in the urethra! I'm not sure if it's yeast, either. I saw some recommendations for a probiotic called Fem Dophilis in some other threads and am trying it. I recently started physical therapy again and don't know if that set it off. It's maddening.

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    Although many IC patients experience symptoms in their urethras, have you tried taking an anti-yeast to see if it gets better? It would be nice if it were a simple fix!
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    Hi Julie,

    How do you find out if it's a yeast infection and what is anti-yeast?

    Jem xoxox

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    You could have the doctor culture a swab that they take from the urethra. I have taken Diflucan for yeast infections in the past. I hope that helps!
    Julie Beyer, MA, RDN
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    Did you know that up to 94% of interstitial cystitis patients find some symptom relief when they change their diet, and that dietary modification is recommended as a first line treatment for IC? Check out the IC Food List to get started!

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    That's great. Thanks Julie! I'm surprised my GP has never considered yeast infections before. Good to know! Xoxo

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    It doesn't feel quite like a yeast infection but it can't hurt to look into it. Thanks Julie.

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    This place is full of wonderful information. Thank you for everyone who has the courage to share your experiences. I find I'm embarressed (newly dx) and wonder if it's just me then I read where other are experiencing the same issues. This whole ic can be so overwhelming.
    I thought it was strange & didn't think the issues could be related but know I'm rethinking it.

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