Bladder pain sucks arse
July 18, 2010 3:54 PM Subscribe
Odd soreness in the pelvic area. Yes, I will talk to a doctor, but I'd like some thoughts from the hivemind...
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (14 answers total)
(Posting this anon b/c it's a bit embarrassing and I don't need my mom freaking out over it.)
A bit of background info that may or may not be helpful: I'm a 24 year old male, straight, ~240lbs, 6'7" tall, in general good health but I sit in front of a computer 18+ hours/day, so I'm relatively sedentary due to that and other issues. (Please no advice about getting more exercise, I have enough encouragement from my wife). In general I eat reasonably healthy meals, and I have no real health problems, allergies or complaints of which to speak of.
Let me give you a timeline: My wife is 7 months pregnant, so we haven't had the sexytime as much lately as we normally do. On Saturday morning, at around 4:30AM, I woke up from a wet dream (please no suggestions on masturbation as a remedy for this kthxu), cleaned myself off and went back to bed. I then went out at approximately 10:00 and got a McDonald's for breakfast as a once-a-month treat (bacon/egg/cheese biscuit + hash browns). I ate this meal at around 10:15. At around 10:30-11:00 I started experiencing moderate intestinal (or what I thought was intestinal) pain, which I chalked up to the food. Fast forward to around 3:00-4:00 and the pain is still there (very odd, since when my stomach gets upset for any reason, it always feels better within a few hours). I go to bed at around 11:00, in pain and discomfort and get up this morning, greeted by localized pain and soreness in the right portion of my pelvic area. This pain has persisted all day, and is only relieved when I urinate or have a BM.
After looking up my symptoms on WebMD and a few other places, it seems like I have a bladder infection of some type, except that my only symptoms are the pain, relief of the pain after I urinate and a getting-more-frequent need to urinate. My urine is neither strong smelling, cloudy or bloody, and I don't have a backache and I don't think I have a fever (don't have a thermometer handy to check).
My self-treatment at the moment is to stop drinking any sugary drinks (sodas, juice, etc) and stick to guzzling as much water as I can handle, as some research data I found points to that being a good way to flush out bacteria. But then again, I'm not sure that this is a bladder infection.
My reasons for thinking it is a bladder infection of some type are the wet dream which could, I suppose, have introduced bacteria into my bladder/other areas, along with the pain/soreness in that area that's persisted longer than any other stomach ache I've ever had has gone on for.
My reasons for thinking it isn't is that the start of the pain *seems* to have coincided with when I ate the greasy fast food, which sometimes upsets my stomach when I eat it, but I don't eat it enough to have good data points for comparison.
Anyway, what does the hivemind think? I'll contact my Dr, as I said, but the symptoms don't really match up with a bladder infection, so I'm wondering what this really is. Thanks to all in advance!