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A 22-year-old female asked:

Diagnosed with bladder diverticula. burning urination, especially after a spicy meal(since childhood). burning is relieved after drinking buttermilk. odor of urine present. i take less water and retain urine.

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See below: Difficult to establish a diagnosis solely on the basis of the symptoms listed. Urinary tract infection, interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome), incomplete bladder emptying would all be possibilities to consider. A thorough history, physical exam, urinalysis and urine culture, post-void residual urine, and possible cystoscopy would help determine cause. Recommend seeing a urologist.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Urinary burning: Burning on urination occurs with a bladder infection or inflammation of the urethra. The bladder diverticulum may make you prone to bladder infections. A urinalysis and urine culture with a colony count detects infection of the urinary tract.If your tests show no infection, perhaps drinking adequate amounts of fluid daily as well as cranberry juice would prevent uti's. Discuss with your urologist.
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Last updated Nov 18, 2017

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