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Figured I would post this here to see if this has happened to anyone else before.

I had a really bad and very sudden onset UTI a litttle over a month ago. I went to the ER, got some antibiotics and the infection was gone within three days. However, I am still feeling that pressure like I have to pee nearly all the time. I've been tested multiple times for a lingering infection but there's nothing there.

I'm seeing a urologist in the very near future but is this normal? What could be causing it? Anybody experienced it before? Is this going to go away? It's the worst feeling.

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I'm glad you're seeing a specialist, as that really is your best bet at this point. If the infection has cleared (and they've verified that with tests), then you shouldn't still be having symptoms a month later. Sometimes there can be some leftover irritation, but that will generally clear within a few days to a week of being clear of infection. A month later is on the long side. We can't even begin to guess what the deal might be, so the best person to help is definitely going to be a urologist.

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