Low estrogen. Low estrogen levels are probably the leading cause although such conditions as yeast infection, interstitial cystitis, and trauma during intercourse may also occur.
Cystitis/Urethritis? Interatitial cystitis, which is an inflammation of the lining of the bladder wall, or urethritis, inflammation of the urethral lining, can present with these symptoms and normal urine cultures. Next step is to see a urologist or uro-gynecologist for a possible cystoscopy where these areas can be directly visualized via fiber optic camera and more information gathered for treating your symptoms.
I don't have painful urination. I have pain in my stomach and back and frequent urination. Could this be a UTI?
Yes. See doctor.
Painful urination but little comes out, urge to urinate, vaginal itching, and swollen ankles. Could these be signs of UTI?
UTI. Yes. You have a urinary tract infection.
Yes. Utis do not always have to be painful; they can cause a variety of symptoms including urgency, frequency, small amounts of blood in urine (which must always be investigated), or no symptoms at all. A urinalysis and urine culture will determine whether you need treatment depending on your circumstances (pregnant or not, male or female).
Yes. Other symptoms of uti, or urinary tract infection include: more frequent urination, needing to urinate urgently or more difficulty controlling urine.
Yes. Yes...Get culture.
No pain. A urinary tract infection that does not have pain is usually treated in the same was as if there was pain. Both would require antibiotics to clear the infection if it is bacterial in nature.
Painful urination. The most common cause of painful urination is a uti.
1-2 days. If you are being treated with an effective antibiotic, the symptoms should get better quickly. Within 1-2 days.