Hello and welcome to HCM.
Thank you for your query.
Your partner is most probably suffering from interstitial cystitis
. I would advice a few things. To start off with, as this seems to be a constant problem, which has been recurring for quite some time. During your partners next hospital visit, I would advice a urine culture examination and a potassium sensitivity test.
The former of the two investigations will provide vital information on the infection causing organism. Once the organism is identified, the lab will also test the organism with a list of antibiotics and observe the response. Based on the response the lab will provide information on the best and most suitable medication , which will help in permanently treating the infection; preventing recurrences. The use of this investigation will ensure rapid and accurate treatment of your partners condition.
The latter investigation, will help in confirming or ruling out the diagnosis of interstitial cystitis.
In the meantime, initiating pain management medication which is targeted at treating urinary tract
related pain (eg. flavoxate
, etc.), under your doctors supervision, would be of great help. Drink plenty of water, you could mix a teaspoon of baking soda to this. Also add cranberry juice to your partners daily regimen, as this has also shown to have added benefits.
I would also advice you to abstain from all sexual contact (oral or penetrative) as this can further aggravate her condition.
I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications. I would gladly help you.