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missnissa posted:
I'm 57, and menopausal. Does anyone else get a pain like when you really need a wee, but don't need one? My urine is perfectly clear when I have it tested. The pain (more a nagging pain than really painful) lasts between 2 to 4 hours, then I might not experience it again for a few days. I take painkillers when it occurs (usually first thing in a morning) more for discomfort than pain.
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Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear Missnissa,
A couple of thoughts. There is a condition called interstitial cystitis which can present this way; it usually does give longer lasting pain than that which you describe-it is a clinical diagnosis, not really any particular test that will prove you have it (you can read a lot about this on some IC web sites)-which will suggest certain foods to avoid, etc. Another possibility is dryness; when the vagina is dry, the lining of the bladder is also quite dry, and can be uncomfortable. Vaginal estrogens are quite safe, and although they don't give you a lot of absorption into the blood stream, they do get absorbed up into your bladder, and can make many women more comfortable.
So those would be the first things I would think about; do check in with your health care provider about some interventions for this discomfort.
Good luck,
Mary Jane
 
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atti_editor responded:
Hi missnissa,

Here is some information on interstitial cystitis that Dr. Minkin mentioned.

Best wishes,
Atti
 
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Mary Jane Minkin, MD replied to atti_editor's response:
Dear Atti,
Thanks for linking up the IC information for missnissa,
Mary Jane
 
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warkock57 responded:
Hi yes my pain starts every nite lasts 2to 4 hrs on premarin cream dont seem to work my urine is clear also take pain meds also during the day I am fine at night is when it starts nagging pain dryness feel like no relieve found putting a cold pack helps a little really affects my mood trying trying to figure it out had parital hyst in 2000 still have ovaries if I dont feel better april 1st calling obgyn to help keep me informed


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