I developed a really intense UTI last Sunday (Easter Sunday) and after ringing 111, was sent up to my local hospital to see the out of hours doctor. My urine sample indicated a UTI and was then sent off to the laboratory the out of hours doctor gave me a course of nitrofurantoin.
Within 48 hours of starting the antibiotics, the stinging had decreased significantly but I had quite intense kidney pain so went to my doctors to be checked over. The lab results were back, my doctor gave me a course of a different antibiotics and advised I take codeine for the pain.
Now. I have always had issues with constipation. But add in codeine and things just stop working... Rather stupidly, I attempted to go to the toilet because the feeling of 'fullness' from hard stools was deeply unpleasant. However I think I strained too hard.
Since then, I have this weird deep ache in what I presume to be my pelvic floor. It kind of feels like the urge to bear down and sort of feels like I need to pass urine but in a very different way to when I had the full blown UTI. It's not pain exactly, but it's certainly uncomfortable and the weird sensation is driving me crazy. If I tense my buttocks and my pelvic floor the awful ache is alleviated, which is what has lead me to think the issue is muscular.
So. Basically, what I'm asking is, is it possible to temporarily strain your pelvic floor?? I'm really worrying about what on earth I've done to myself.
Any information or knowledge gratefully received.
FYI, I'm 25, female and have never had a child.