bladder irritation and pain
Mar 20, 2001
Client is on a Sustiva, Zerit and Epivir combination and is also taking Neurontin and Remeron. She is experiencing some nausea and shows symptoms of bladder infection (urgency, irritation) but tests negative for it. Can you suggest what is causing her problems, particularly the bladder problem, and suggest some solutions?
Response from Dr. Boyle
The problems are unlikely to be related to the current medications. There are many possible causes fo the symptoms you describe including (1) a UTI with a false negative urine culture, (2) other bacterial infections that may not show up on culture, e.g., Chlamydia or gonococcal infection, (3) a non-bacterial bladder/urinary tract infection, e.g. Trichomonas or herpes, (4) a vaginitis, or (5) a kidney stone that is "stuck" in the bladder. She should be re-evaluated by her doctor and further testing should be performed. If her doctor cannot come up with an answer and the problems persist, see she should see a urologist. BB
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