I'm using this site for the first time and I'm not an English native speaker, so please bear with any mistakes I may make. The description of my issues may be a bit graphic (I'm autistic, and I'm not very good at judging how much information is too much information). My apologies in advance.
For almost a year now, I have been experiencing what I would describe as a UTI - a frequent urge to urinate, burning before and during urination, something I can only describe as "painful stabbing bladder cramps", and even bleeding. While my doctors have found no signs of bacterial infections in my urine, they did find blood though, even when there were no longer the clearly visible blood stains after wiping. I have been given two kinds of antibiotics on separate occasions, and both have made the symptoms disappear for a few weeks before they returned unchanged. Still, no sign of bacterial infection has been detected, and an ultrasound of my bladder and kidney has not shown anything unusual.
I'm trans and 6 years on T right now (250mg every 4 to 5 weeks), I've had my uterus and ovaries removed four years ago. My gyno has prescribed me a low-dosage estrogen creme to use inside my vagina and around the urethra to reduce the atrophying effects of the hormonal changes, and usually it helps reduce the pain of the symptoms described above as well. However, it does not always work, and what really bothers me is that if I miss a day, the symptoms are back with full force.
My question is whether anyone here has similar experiences and / or ideas how I could get rid of this. It may sound dramatic, but this is seriously affecting my "quality of life", I'm constantly uncomfortable, often in pain, and occasionally, when the cramps come, I'm in so much pain that I double over. I really need this fixed.
Thank you all!