Just curious . . . anyone have symptoms in their bladder/kidney region (i.e. pain in bladder area, back, sometimes stabbing pain migrating down to groin area)? My 16 year old daughter has been having these symptoms for a week now and our lyme specialist said it could be the lyme bacteria, or it could be a bladder/kidney infection. He directed us to our internist who sent her urine out to be tested. The quick test didn't show an infection, although the urine is dark in color. We will know on Monday. She also says that she does get a burning sensation when she tries to stop urination, so it does sound like an infection.
Has anyone noticed that since they have been diagnosed that they urinate less than normal, even though they are drinking? This has been a common issue since the diagnosis. At the onset she wouldn't get the sensation to urinate even though she would have consumed fluids during the day. Now she notices that she has to urinate, but has trouble emptying her bladder. Our lyme specialist said that sometimes the inflammation around the bladder makes it difficult to push the urine out. I don't know anything about it.
Does anyone know if pomegranate juice and/or cranberry juice can change the color of urine? She has been on a kick of drinking this (cut with water) for a week now. Getting fluids in her is difficult so the fact that she loves these juices and will drink them is good news to me.
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.