Post # 1
Good morning everybody,
I have been having some concerns for the last 24 hours and I was wondering if any of you might have some advice for a slightly nervous gal over here!
Basically, for the last day there has been blood in my urine (at the end of my stream) that is associated with ALOT of pain. I have been “having to go” quite frequently but, when I get there, usually there is not alot of actual urine. At the end there is pretty bad cramping (lower abdomen/pelvis area?) and constant dripping of bright red blood. There have some tiny clots at times. Also, there is a pretty constant cramp happening in the lower abdomen.
I have never had a UTI and am wondering if it could be that…or if it is something more serious and need to go to a doctor. (I have no health insurance right now but do have a local hospital that I could go to).
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! 🙂
Post # 3
The most likely answer is a UTI, but go to a doctor ASAP to get it checked out. Have you had any fever/back pain? Are you on your period? Any increase/decrease in amount of urine? These are questions your doctor will ask you, so keep them in mind, but seriously call your doc and make an appointment for today.
ETA: just saw you don’t have a doctor, so the ER would be fine. If you go in the morning, it’ll probably be less busy (8-10 was never too packed in my experience).
Post # 4
Well… that doesn’t sound like a UTI to me, I would personally get myself to a doctor.
ETA: Looks like I’ve been lucky, I’ve never had a UTI thats been that bad!
Post # 5
Yup, Just like my UTIs. I would get to a doctor asap. If you have any trouble getting you in tell them what you are going in for and your pain level, they will get you in before it turns to a kidney infection.
Post # 6
I agree–it’s most likely a UTI; that’s what mine have been like, too: miserable. Get to a doctor and get it treated! as @tksjewelry says, you want it treated before it’s a kidney infection.
At this point, they’ll probably just give you a course of antibiotics and maybe some pain meds if you are in severe pain.
Post # 7
Thanks for the input you guys! My poor husband was really nervous last night and didn’t sleep at all — he said we were going to the ER immediately after I taught my morning yoga class (which was difficult but I just finished it!).
I have definitely had some other strange health issues recently so this is kind of the straw that finally broke the camel’s back. I have never experienced anything like this before — to all you gals who deal with regular UTI’s I really respect you…this has been a miserable 24 hours.
Post # 8
Unfortunately I have a health condition in which I get a UTI about every six weeks, I recently had surgery and am on medication to reduce these symptoms and now I get them every six months. I have never had blood in my urine due to a UTI. I did have blood in my urine once and it was due to issues with my kidney. Please see someone immediately to get this checked out. Good luck!
Post # 9
Thanks so much for the advice — I just finished teaching my class so I can take off and get to a doctor…I hate doctors, but this has got me a little bit panicked and I think it should get checked out. Thanks for all the info!
Post # 10
Good Luck, let us know what you find out after you see the dr!!
I would try drinking a lot of cranberry juice, that might help a little!
Post # 11
I second the cranberry juice recommendation, it always helped me! My UTI’s has the same symptoms, they hurt and are miserable. Feel better soon.
Post # 12
I got my first UTI a few years ago on a camping trip. I was peeing blood in the forest and it was SO scary because I didn’t know what it was.
There are pain pills that you can take specifically for UTI’s that work WONDERS. I highly recommend picking some of those up.
Let us know the update! Feel better!
Post # 13
I wondered about cranberry juice (and was totally just reading about that the other day, totally unrelated!)…I will get some today if this does turn out to be a UTI. I just don’t know how you guys do it!
Post # 14
Oh boy. I’ve had a UTI once, but never had any symptoms so after a week, it went straight to my kidneys. That wasn’t fun whatsoever. 🙁 So I strongly suggest you get checked out ASAP because it can cause other problems. Hope all is well and you’re feeling better soon.
BTW – I used to take cranberry pills for awhile to re-assure myself that I wouldn’t have a repeat after starting to have sex again. I’m not sure if that’s why you got a UTI, but I do believe taking things beforehand to help prevent will keep your mind at ease.
Post # 15
I have a history of UTI’s (lonnnnnnnnnng story). There is an OTC medicine that can help the pain relatively quickly, you might know it as ALCOHOL.
Haha, seriously, worst pain ever. Get yourself to a Dr. before it turns into a kidney infection!
Post # 16
Sounds like a UTI, but I’ve known people (my Mom) where blood in the urine turned out to be a symptom of something much more serious. It’s probably just a UTI, like other posters have been saying, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Get thyself to a Doctor 🙂
Also, I wasn’t trying to be dramatic with that ^ statement or freak you out or anything…I just strongly believe that if something is clearly wrong, it shouldn’t be ignored. Let us know!