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Mirime
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For the last few days I've had pains in my lower abdomen. I have experienced 'stabbing' pains once before, a few months ago, I didnt think much of them because it was only for a few minutes. But yesterday I woke up with an aching feeling around my bladder area, it was also quite tender. But today the pains came back, this time with increased strength and pain when I pee. I have checked out some health books and found I had symptoms similar to those of PID. I am still a virgin and have had tests for bacterial infections before which were clear. I have made an appointment to see my GP but am really worried, please help me. Thank you
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ErinK
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Well, hon, if it hurts when you pee and you've got pains around your bladder, it's probably a urinary tract infection (UTI), but only your doctor can tell for sure, and only a doctor can prescribe the medicines necessary to clear it up. UTIs can happen in anyone, regardless of sexual activity levels (although sometimes sexual activity can exacerbate one or pass one from one partner to another, that's not the only way to get them), so if that's what it is, you're not alone.

Bacterial infections can come and go, so it's entirely possible that even if you didn't have one before, that you do have one now. They're also pretty easy to get rid of as long as you follow your doc's instructions and finish all the medication you get.

If it is a UTI, it will help if you drink lots of water and cranberry juice before you can get in to see your doctor. If it's not a UTI, then you'll at least be well hydrated.

Try not to panic, and wait and see what the doctor says. I hope you feel better soon!


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Mirime
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Thank you erinK for replying. Your help and advice is much appreciated
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