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What do abdominal pain with difficulty urinating indicate?

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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

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Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018 in Abdominal Pain
Question: Hi, I’m a type 1 diabetic. I’m having pain in lower stomach, my chins are very red and painful. I need to urinate but can’t, only a few drips, been like this all day. Can you please help me?
Also heartburn I can’t get rid of.
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Urinary tract infection suspected

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I think that your symptoms are related to a urinary tract infection.

You should do some examinations to confirm this diagnose :

-a urinalysis

-a blood test

-a urine culture due to the fact that this situation is repeated

Meanwhile, I suggest you to:

-Take control over your diabetes

-Drink water, also cranberry juice can help.

-Avoid coffee, alcohol

-Take painkillers for the pain such as Ibuprofen

Eventually, you should take prescripted antibiotics if this diagnose is confirmed by the examinations.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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