Question: AM a 44 year old male.I was told i had microscopic haematuria at an A&E appointment for an unrelated matter in c. 2015. I forgot to follow it up. Fast forward to September 2018 and I was experiencing pain in lower abdomen. Started in bladder area and then migrated (or referred to epidimimis and prostate
area). Before urinating had feeling of fullness in bladder and then sharper stinging sensation in bladder after urinating and sometime stinging sensation in urethra
. Also dull groun pain in sitting and walking. Pain was at times nauseating, such as given by testicular pain
. No increased urgency, problems with flow or noticeable increased frequency. Saw GP, dipstick showed significant microscopic haematuria again, no sign of infection on dipstick. Referred for USS and PSA test: both negative. Saw urologist
for 2nd opinion. He was confident that the symptoms were not those associated with malignancy. Prescribed antibiotics and pain stopped within a week. Fast forward 5 months - which have been completely pain free- the same symptoms have returned and dipstick test again shows same results. Gp seems confused and is going down the antibiotics route again. Any suggestions?