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LeanneL

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Hi everyone, I have just joined this site as I have a few questions to ask. I was diagnosed with OAB last year at the age of 23 prior to giving birth to my daughter. Since the diagnosis I have had symptoms such as a burning bladder, burning while bladder is filling but no burning while actually passing urine. I've had my urine tested many times and it's always clear! My consultant said these symptoms are normal for OAB, can anyone relate to these symptoms please?? I would be so grateful if someone could please let me know if they are experiencing the same thing.
kerrym

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Hi, I was diagnosed with overactive bladder for three years after all my tests kept coming back negative. Four months ago I went to see the Prof. His diagnosis was I do have a chronic embedded UTI. I don't have the same burning symptoms as you. I have a constant urge to wee 24/7 even when I do go the feeling I still there. I'm not sure ie long you've had your symptoms but after three years of getting nowhete with the NHS I decided to see the Prof. I feel like I am in safe hands now. I hope that helps a bit.
foxglove

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Woypu be kind enough to tell me what treatment prof. is subscribing for the oab?
kerrym

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Hi, Prof believes as do I that OAB was a misdiagnosis for me from the NHS as he found I have a chronic embedded UTI. So now I'm four months into treatment. The first three months I was on nitrofurantoin and hipprex. Unfortunately that didn't even slightly touch the infection. So now a couple of weeks into taking Cefalexin and hipprex. If my symptoms don't improve within three weeks I have to email him whereby he may probably up my dose. Profs treatment is usually always long term antibiotics as unfortunately it's the only way to kill the infection.
foxglove

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Hi thanks for reply, hope you get sorted!  Bladder probs. difficult for non-sufferers to understand .  As far as I can tell I have no infection(had tests done) and most OAB meds. just don't help much and after bit I get afraid (and uncomfortable) with side effects.  Theory now is as my HbA1C blood test is slightly raised - just low in pre-diabetic range I have been advised to try as low carb diet as I can manage . Prob. with that is I am on "skinny" side and don't want to lose weight.  Still got to be an answer somewhere (???)
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