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Frequent urge to urinate, no stinging or pain like cystitis. Urine test shows pus cells. Cure?

I have experienced, for the past month, a pain as in wanting to go to the toilet. When I do go there is no stinging, and no pain like you would have with cystitis . I went to my GP who prescribed some antibiotics which have not really helped. When I spoke to the GP today she is going to change the antibiotics but said that there were pus cells found in the results of the urine .
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome,

Thanks for your query.

Any disease, does not always have to have all the symptoms mentioned in the text books, which is why you need doctors to make a diagnosis, and this obviously makes our job more challenging, but that is what we are here for.

No pain while urinating does not mean you do not have a urinary infection.

Normally, when we suspect a UTI (urinary tract infection) in a patient, we get a urine analysis and a urine culture investigation done.

The urine analysis helps to make a diagnosis of the infection, whereas the urine culture helps us in finding the best suited antibiotic which would relieve you of your infection and in turn all your symptoms.

There is a possibility that you are resistant to the antibiotic prescribed, and thus changing the antibiotic would be the best option, but for more clarity I would advise getting a urine culture done.

I hope I have succeeded in answering your questions, you could write back to us anytime for further clarifications.

Best wishes.
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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