Since I was 16 (24 now) I’ve had pain during urination. I can manage the pain by drinking enough water, for some reason the fuller my bladder is the less painful it is to go. But if I don’t drink enough, or if I’ve drank alcohol, I get a pain which is just like having a urine infection. Right before the wee comes out (sorry tmi!) I feel a slight resistance, as if there’s something in my urethra, it’s really hard to describe. The pain starts as the urine is travelling down the urethra. I’ve had urine tests, ultrasounds and a cystoscopy but everything comes back clear.
I also have pain during sex/when trying to use a tampon, this has been happening since I first tried to use a tampon ages 14.
I also have pain during bowel movements and have seen a colorectal surgeon who says I don’t have fissures, although I have had them in the past as he can see where some have healed. I wonder whether the fissures are secondary to pain caused by endo.. I.e tensing up because of the pain, leading to fissures.
I don’t know, I’m trying to figure it all out at the moment and keeping a diary to see if it’s worse with my period. The symptoms are there all the time but not sure whether they’re worse when I’m on, I’ve only just recently been offered endo as a possible diagnosis from my GP so never tracked the symptoms properly before!
Any help would be lovely x