Mild throbbing in urethra

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Hannah

Jedburgh, UK

#1 Jan 11, 2012
Hey, I've been diagnosed with cystitis twice in the last year. Both times I took antibiotics and was cured after finishing the script. However, this time, I noticed even though my symptoms had left me, I still had a somewhat uncomfortable tingling / throbbing sensation in my urethral opening which would onset about 5-10 minutes after I go pee. There's no urgency to pee, or burning sensation/pain when I pee... so these don't seem like infection symptoms. It's only the mild irritating throbbing in my urethra which occurs. It usually lasts anything from 20 minutes to 2 hours, but then just fades away. It's the worst at night. Some days I'll get it maybe only once or twice, others it recurs constantly.

Anyone have any idea what the heck this is? Or if there's anything I can do to cure it? I'm travelling, so seeing a urologist is my LAST option.
soph

Swansea, UK

#2 Feb 14, 2012
hey hannah, throbbing/burning/stinging uretha can be so irritating mine also feels sometimes like my clit and vulva are being iritated. whenever i feel this sensation after peeing or just randomly i always hop into the bath incase it triggers a bowt of cytitis off again. however i dont know what it means. sadly i dont think theyre is anything that can be done to cure it. it could possibly be some nerve damage or something.

anyways id appreciate it if you find out could let me know on here and ill do the same :)
Sue

Wadhurst, UK

#3 Dec 11, 2012
Hannah wrote:
Hey, I've been diagnosed with cystitis twice in the last year. Both times I took antibiotics and was cured after finishing the script. However, this time, I noticed even though my symptoms had left me, I still had a somewhat uncomfortable tingling / throbbing sensation in my urethral opening which would onset about 5-10 minutes after I go pee. There's no urgency to pee, or burning sensation/pain when I pee... so these don't seem like infection symptoms. It's only the mild irritating throbbing in my urethra which occurs. It usually lasts anything from 20 minutes to 2 hours, but then just fades away. It's the worst at night. Some days I'll get it maybe only once or twice, others it recurs constantly.
Anyone have any idea what the heck this is? Or if there's anything I can do to cure it? I'm travelling, so seeing a urologist is my LAST option.
Hannah I suffered from this like you describe as well as cystitis. the waterfall D mannose is excellent for this but not as effective for throbbing uretha problems as the urine is passing to quickly pass the area mentioned even with the waterfall D mannose in it for it to be having a long enough contact to any good. it had been suggested to me to block the flow with a clean finger to allow the uretha area to fill up inside then release. I found out that caffeine especially in chocolate was greatly aggravating my uretha and really 99% improved when I stopped comsuming this. also try to cut out sugery things as this feeds and encourages any bacteria. certain pant liners also can irritate as they have bleach in them.

Hope this helps
Sue
victoria

UK

#4 Mar 3, 2013
Heyyy im so glad ive found this page as i am also dealing with the same problem.I have mild throbbing mostly at night in urethra ,it only lasts about 5 to 10 minutes but its really enoying .I have sufford alot lately with bladder,cystitis and uti infections but i was on a week of kaflex which did get rid of the obviouse symptoms .I was never prone to these infections untill i lost my vaginity 5months ago . I also suffer from irritaion and mild intching on my clit and inner labia,i dont know if this is conected . I find a bath does help all these symptoms for a day or so ,but ive always been sensitive downstairs so recently i have been using zero percent shower and bath gels so i dont know if that has messed up my ph balance plus mixed with heavy antibiotic taking .Also i have to take a light antibiotic after sex i dont know if that could be a contributing factor .Basically im just looking for people who are in the same boat as me so i dont feel so alone as i find it hard to talk about these issues with my boyfriend because lets face it ,he's a bloke and doesnt have a vagina so why would he understand
Feedback please people
Victoria age 21
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Ps thanks Hannah for being brave enough to bring this up
Hannah

North Sydney, Australia

#5 Mar 3, 2013
Hey, OP here with some good news... it does eventually go away (well, mine did). Although it seemed like it never would (did take almost over a year), it has. I found there were some triggers that made me get the throbbing, though: acidic/sugary foods like soda pop or cordials, stress and not drinking enough water. The best way I relieved the throbbing was by drinking lots of water and peeing once or twice. Also, if it's particularly bad, a hot water bottle / heat bag really helps if you place it over your bladder. Another thing that helped prevent the throbbing from showing up for 1 to 2 weeks was a daily dose of kefir (which has active lactobacillus - found in most natural yoghurts). If you're also eating yoghurt to help, make sure it's got live cultures - anything pasteurised won't do the job. Anyway, that's all for now - just letting you know, it did get better for me, and I hope it gets better for you, too! Be easy on yourself, don't stress about it, and try some of the things I've mentioned.
Sue

Bexhill, UK

#6 Mar 4, 2013
Victoria sounds like a bout of thrush maybe to me plus sex can cause brusing of the bladder,if its thrush then atibiotics will make things worse. if this continues then have swab taken to see if it is indeed thrush. avoid sugery things and alcohol for a while, drink a glass of water after sex to help flush out any infection,if you have thrush and your boyfriend isn't using a condom then he will probably have it too and pass it back to you, great being a woman isn't and thrush doesn't seem to affect the bloke like us. use the waterfall D manosse to prevent a flare up of cystitis, i have taken this every night before bedtime, cut out chocolate and so far no more urethal problems. the hot water bottle helps too and yes take live yogart on its own not with sugery deserts.
allicat

United States

#7 Apr 24, 2013
Omg same things been happening to me! Been suffering from chronic uti's so my urologist gave me mild antibiotics for sex too but I've also noticed this random tingle/burn in my urethra before or after i go pee its uncomfortable but eventually goes away but then bam next time i pee i have it again. Is it a side affect of the antibiotic? I also had a yeast infection and doc gave me one pill fluconazole or something about a week ago and symptoms of that are just now starting going away but now ive got this stupid tingling in my urethra!!! So i wonder if its from the yeast infection or my uti's. And also i was wondering if its safe to take that fluconazole again if it didn't fully clear up my yeast infection the first time??

Oh and ive been tested for stds and all that I'm clean I'm just one of the unfortunate ladies to have this chronic bladder problem. Its good to know I'm not alone much love to all you other ladies on here going through the same things i feel you.):
Alice30

Glendale, CA

#8 Jun 18, 2013
I have been getting uti's constantly for past three years. I am on my 7th day of antibiotics. I am starting to get burning after I pee (not during). It last for hours. Don't know if its the infection. When the throbbing/ burning feeling happens to u ladies, do u feel as though u feel like there is still some small amounts of pee left inside ur urethra. Feel like peeing again...but nothing comes. Ssoooo frustrating!
Abby

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#9 Oct 16, 2013
Dear all,
I feel the same. Had bouts of cystitis on and off- with sex being the trigger. So started to take one single antibiotic after sex. Thought I'd finally cured the cystitis thing then got Thrush. I think it may be due to the antibiotics. So now been given a week of anti-fungi tablets. Floxonozide.(however spelt!) but... Then started to get uncomfortable burning sensation/throbbing after I pee. Uncomfortable. Think it could be nerve damage/still the thrush? I'm unsure- but really fed up. A bath helps and water bottle. I think sugary things don't help...not sure. I've been tested for everything and so has BF- we are both fed up!:((
Sue

Tonbridge, UK

#10 Oct 16, 2013
Hi ladies ive got another second bout of UTI now in three weeks. been prescribed another batch of antibiotics which im real reluctant to take. look





Overgrowth of Candida Albicans And Other More Dangerous Intestinal Infections. Normally, candida albicans, a common yeast, lives peacefully in our intestines and elsewhere, in harmony with other flora that keep the yeast in check. Take an antibiotic and all of this changes. By suppressing the normal flora, candida takes over and problems begin. In its mild form the result is diarrhea or a yeast infection.
Far more serious is the growing problem of chronic muco-cutaneous yeast infection. This is described in books such as The Yeast Connection and The Yeast Syndrome. It is a major iatrogenic illness today, and a very debilitating and potentially fatal condition. One of the prime risk factors for chronic candida infection is repeated antibiotic use.
Even more dangerous is that antibiotic use opens the intestines to infection by other species of pathogenic or disease-causing bugs, parasites, yeasts and other types of organisms ranging from amebas to far more toxic ones that can cause all types of systemic damage, as well as damage to the intestinal lining and related areas.
7. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This is another 'new' health plague. It is associated with chronic viral illness and a weakened immune system. While its exact origins are not clear, one of the major risk factors for chronic fatigue syndrome is - you guessed it - repeated antibiotic use.

im now trying the marshmallow herb, will give these a try before I resort to more antibotics.

http://stone-soup.ca/women-say-goodbye-to-you...

Sue
Angela

Cambridge, UK

#11 Nov 7, 2013
I have burning sensation on and off during the day but it is worse at night. It is not worse when I urinate. I have been taking Omeprazole since July for gastritis and wonder if this could be the cause. I stopped taking it four days ago but haven't ah deny improvement.
nameless

United States

#12 Jan 30, 2014
I heard cranberries are also real good for the urinary tract and the bladder. I personally like the ocean spray cranberry cocktail juice and the dried cranberries as well. Plus it keeps me from craving many of the other sweets.hope this helps you ladies as well.. :)
Rod44

Belfast, UK

#13 Apr 15, 2014
Hey ladies,
I have been suffering from this problem for 2 years now and honestly it is never ending! It is just one thing after another for us women! Mine started with normal uti 2 years back (my first one ever!) and since then I have been plagued with uti's and when I take antibiotics I get thrush and after this clears up, up comes this throbbing pain at the opening of my uretha! I have seen both uro and gynae specialist and was basically told I'm just too sensitive 'down there' which to be honest does not fix the problem! I am currently on daily low dose antibiotic and still get this constant throbbing pain! If anyone finds any answers please let me know! It's nice to know there are people to talk too bout this cause after the 2nd round of complaining family and friends get sick if listening to you!
Dot tie

Spalding, UK

#14 May 10, 2014
If anyone finds a solution to the problem post it please. I have been suffering from the throbbing for nearly a week now. Earlier on it was coupled with a constant need to pee every fifteen minutes or so and I didn't get any sleep. The constant need to wee is slowly subsiding but the throbbing is still there and very painful. Had antibiotics which didn't help and now on naproxine to help manage the pain but it is excruciating whilst peeing and for about ten minutes later. To date no diagnosis as to what is causing it. Any help or advise would be more than welcome. Feel like I am going crazy.

Since: Oct 14

San Jose, CA

#15 Nov 13, 2014
My aunt is suffering from the same problem you are describing here. How much water you drink in a day? For a human being it is very important to drink up to 3 to 4 litres of water daily. So, if you are not drinking this much amount of water then I recommend you to drink more. Try to take bath 2 times in a day, I think you will feel better. You may also use some anticeptict for that situation to lower the risks.
Mariew24

Stratford, Canada

#16 Tuesday Dec 16
Hannah wrote:
Hey, I've been diagnosed with cystitis twice in the last year. Both times I took antibiotics and was cured after finishing the script. However, this time, I noticed even though my symptoms had left me, I still had a somewhat uncomfortable tingling / throbbing sensation in my urethral opening which would onset about 5-10 minutes after I go pee. There's no urgency to pee, or burning sensation/pain when I pee... so these don't seem like infection symptoms. It's only the mild irritating throbbing in my urethra which occurs. It usually lasts anything from 20 minutes to 2 hours, but then just fades away. It's the worst at night. Some days I'll get it maybe only once or twice, others it recurs constantly.
Anyone have any idea what the heck this is? Or if there's anything I can do to cure it? I'm travelling, so seeing a urologist is my LAST option.
Sometimes a low dose antibiotic is needed for a few months after cronic UTI's. That will calm down the Symptoms of the throbbing uretha. This will give it time to heal it's self.
See a urologist for a cystoscope ( small exam to peek into the bladder)

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