a few prawns short of a galaxy (glitterberrys) wrote in vaginapagina,
a few prawns short of a galaxy

Dribbling AFTER urination

For a while now, I've been dribbling urine after I urinate. Usually right after I stand up, and then a little more the next time I bend or sit down.

It's taken me a while to figure out what's going on in that area since I'm also having a lot of vaginal discharge (got my BV treated, my body just kind of laughed at it and kept on like it was. Which is usually how it goes with MetroGel. Sigh.) that seriously feels like it's pouring out.

After a couple of strategic doses of Pyridium and some timed tampon-wearing, I've come to the conclusion that, yeah, it's coming from both places. But that's actually a bit of a relief; I thought I was just peeing myself nonstop. At least vaginal problems I'm used to. The pee is only leaking, near as I can tell, right after I've urinated.

So what I'd like to know is, what causes this in people who DON'T have penises? Every time I try to google it, even using every phrase I can think of to suggest "I DON'T HAVE A PROSTATE OR A PENIS CONTAINING MY URETHRA," 99% of the results are still for those folks. I just want to know if this is a "rush to the doctor" problem or a "see a doctor when you have the chance" problem.

- When this started, I got tested for a UTI. Test was negative, doctor gave me ABX just in case. It actually did stop for a while, but not sure if it's related to that or just coincidence.

- I have fibroids (well, one that I know of and it's pretty big), endometriosis (though I had the stuff on my ovaries surgically removed and as far as I know nothing on my bladder), chronic BV (my pH is just NEVER RIGHT, which seems to be what instigates it) and recurring ovarian cysts. I'm currently on Depo (which is a damn NIGHTMARE) to stop my awful fibroid periods, but the problem started pre-Depo (I got the UTI test the same day as the Depo rx.) No real history of bladder problems, though, aside from the occasional UTI. No prolapse or pelvic floor dysfunction that I know of.

- No bladder structural abnormalities that I'm aware of, and since the problem is only a few weeks old (not sure how long it lasted or how long it was gone for the first time, but it's been about a month since it all started), I think the only explanation Google will provide for me (structural bladder issues) likely don't apply.

So...anyone out there have any idea? I thought maybe the fibroid pressing on my bladder or something, but I don't have to go more often or more urgently than usual unless I'm trying to go to sleep (I'm a stomach sleeper, and that jams everything together, I think.) Once I'm asleep it's fine though. But if this is a "So you might have bladder cancer" situation, I'm going to want to rush to the doctor; if it's probably not a life-threatening issue I'll probably wait for a convenient time (I mean, this isn't terribly FUN, but I can live with it for a little while.) And is this a GYN or a GP problem?
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