I suffer from recurrent uti. I have fibroids in my uterus that cause pressure. Can this be a reason for continuous bladder infections?
Not usually. Uterine fibroids are not usually associated with recurrent uti's unless they interfere with urination and contribute to incomplete emptying of your bladder, urinary retention; identification of the bacteria that cause each episode of UTI , the selection of the appropriate antibiotics the bacterias are sensitive to and perhaps the advice of a urologist on "long term suppression" may be of value .
Absolutely. The fibroid pressure on your bladder is making it almost impossible to completely empty your bladder when voiding. Residual urine is one of the chief causes of recurrent urinary tract infections. As a noted tip: Empty your bladder before and as soon as convenient after intercourse to help prevent infections.
I have been having burning cramping in my uterus after I use the restroom could this be a uti or bladder infection.
Yes, it could be. Any change in urinary tract symptoms should be checked out A urinary tract infection can certainly cause your symptoms. There are other possibilities, but the first step is to see your doc and have an appropriate history, physical and any appropriate lab work based on the results of the exam. Read more...
I have pain and tenderness when pressure is applied to center of upper abdomen. I have been tested for STDs and uti, bladder infections and every thing is negative. What else could this be?
Stomach and pancreas. are the two main organs in the central upper abdomen, and esophagitis from reflux, peptic ulcers, or pancreatitis can all cause pain in this location, as well as occasional constipation. Relationship to eating, response to antacids taken orally and bowel movement history are all important to your doctor to help you identify the cause. UTI and STD are more likely to cause lower abdominal pain. Read more...