What did the docs say when you asked about
the blood? Did they have any ideas where it was coming from? I had the cystoscope twice in three weeks and they dilated my urethra, which amounted to them ripping it
open wider! That cystoscope hurts. It wasn't until I changed urologists to these guys with PHDs that I actually got some help. All of them where men and didn't seem to understand the pain I was in. I had no infection, but the second guys did tell me that the floor of my bladder was inflamed, causing the UT infection feeling. I would consider a second opinion, most insurance covers that, and try to either find a female doctor or one that is really "into" his field, like the phD guys I saw and will do more investigation. There are conditions where you can have chronic bladder pain and I know how bad you are suffering. Also, talking with my Primary Care, she understood the pain and that I had some kind of chronic condition and was very helpful with pain management and referrals, knowing how bad it hurts. Sometimes urologists don't bring up stuff like benign polyps or inflammation if the urine is negative. I hope you feel better soon and you may want to check these sites out. They are about
interstitial cystitis but cover chronic bladder pain and other syndromes as well. In my case, eliminating diet soda sweetened with nutrasweet and cutting down on acidic juices, even cranberry juice, helped me.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments