For the past few months now (maybe since around August/September) I've been getting some symptoms of a UTI, usually every 4 weeks, sometimes I can make it to 8, and normally around the same time of the month. I'm on the coil and don't get periods as such, but I'm sure this is when I would usually be due.
I'll constantly feel like I need to pee, to the point where I can be convinced I'm seconds away from peeing myself, but then either nothing or very little will come out when I go to the toilet. By time time I'm washing my hands, the feeling has returned. I also get a pain round my back above where my kidneys are, can feel nauseous with it, and have a raised temperature. So on paper, my GP said it sounds exactly as if I should have a UTI. But when they do a test, nothing shows...... when they sent it away to a lab for a more advanced test they did note that there was something not quite right, but couldn't say what it was and just said it wasn't an actual infection.
More recently, I've now noticed that around the time when this is happening, I've started having quite a dull, heavy pain after going to the toilet whenever I do manage to empty my bladder.
I have no idea how I can have the symptoms so often with no infection (not that I'm complaining!), so I don't know how to prevent/stop them. I usually drink a lot of water throughout the day, although admittedly sometimes I feel like I genuinely can't drink much more than sip here and there for fear of peeing.
Does anyone else get this? How do you help reduce it? x