I have been experiencing pain and discomfort with urination for several weeks now. Frequency too. I've had a couple of positive Ecoli cultures, but also a couple of non-infected samples. But all of the samples have had blood. GP is now saying I'll be referred to urology if I return one more non-infected sample (submitted yesterday).
I've had chronic haematuria (blood in urine) for years. This has been investigated previously and I had bladder polyps cauterised. I was told no further action was required unless I saw visible blood - which has never been the case.
But I'm wondering about interstitial cystitis, as this can happen with Sjogrens. Does anyone have experience of this and, if so, what have you found helps, particularly in terms of home remedies as opposed to drugs/surgery.