Bladder Pain

The bladder is located at the center of the pelvis. If the pain seems to be originating from the middle to lower abdomen, specifically during urination, then it’s related to bladder pain syndrome. If the pain originates from the left or lower right abdomen, the cause can be kidney stones instead. The symptoms can be permanent or temporary. But once started, it will not go away on its own without medical treatment. When you go for bladder pain treatment in Dubai, the primary focus of doctors always remains on an efficient and quick recovery of the patient. On the other hand, if you neglect your symptoms or delay in seeking medical attention, it grows to a stage where it can be life-threatening.

What causes bladder pain?

There could be multiple factors responsible for bladder pain, such as an injury to the bladder, a disease or an infection. Symptoms are based on abnormal bladder function, and an increased frequency or difficulty in urination.  If there is a case of bowel disorder, endometriosis or cancer, the bladder pain syndrome can also involve other parts of the body. If start your bladder pain treatment in Dubai too late, the condition could get worse in terms of severe body ailments like blood in the urine and pain in the abdomen or lower back. Here are certain urinary disorders that can cause bladder pain-

  • UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
  • Urethral stricture
  • Benign or malignant tumours
  • Kidney infection
  • Bladder injury
  • Congenital abnormality
  • Interstitial cystitis

Common Symptoms that occur with bladder pain

Life-threatening conditions

In case you face any of the following symptoms for a long period of time despite all treatment, then call for an emergency bladder pain treatment in Dubai. These symptoms are-

  • Very high fever above 101 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Continuous vomiting
  • Inability to urinate
  • Severe pain in the abdomen

Symptoms related to urinary tract

  • Urgency to urinate every time
  • Burning sensation or pain during urination
  • Small amount of urine generated but the frequency of urination increases
  • Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
  • Urinary retention or difficulty in urination (dysuria)
  • Pink or blood-coloured urine (hematuria)

Some of the common symptoms that occur along with bladder pain are often related to other body parts like-

  • Warmth, swelling, irritation and redness
  • Fever, chills and night sweats
  • Fatigue, lower groin, back and side pain
  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Lethargy or Malaise

Interstitial cystitis / Bladder pain Syndrome

Consistent painful urinary symptoms can lead to a chronic condition called bladder pain syndrome or interstitial cystitis. The exact cause of this condition is yet to be confirmed. But primary research shows that the main triggering symptoms are emotional or physical stress, infections, bladder injury, indulgent lifestyle or certain medications.

Symptoms of interstitial cystitis

The symptoms vary according to age, gender, lifestyle and health conditions. It can be severely unbearably or mild enough. However, these symptoms, if you don’t opt for an Interstitial cystitis treatment in Dubai in time, will surely aggravate the situation. Hence, immediate medical assistance is highly advisable. The symptoms are-

  • Frequent or strong urge to urinate at all times
  • Excessive pelvic or bladder pain
  • Burning or painful sensation during urinating
  • Painful intercourse
  • Pain in between the anus and the scrotum

Diagnosis of Interstitial cystitis

These are a few tests hat a medical practitioner will perform-

  • Prostate exam
  • Tests for urinary functions
  • Tests for infection through urinanalysis
  • Symptoms and accurate medical history
  • Fluid intake and urine volume passed.
  • Cystoscopy to check the inner lining of the bladder

The doctor can also carry out a biopsy to check for bladder cancer. It is usually done during urine cytology or cystoscopy to check any cancerous cells in the urine.

Interstitial cystitis treatment in Dubai

There is no definitive treatment for interstitial cystitis. The doctors in Dubai can recommend various treatments on the basis of individual symptoms and health conditions. This Interstitial cystitis treatment in Dubai may include-

  • Physical therapy
    To get started with your bladder pain treatment in Dubai, you can go for a professional who can help with strengthening and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles. You will be advised of appropriate stretch exercises. Periodic expert stretching sessions can help relieve certain symptoms like pelvic floor muscle spasms.
  • Bladder training
    This involves tracking the number of times you urinate and train yourself to hold for longer. When you gradually extend the time between urinating, you increase the bladder capacity. You don’t have to urinate frequently that also causes a lot of inconveniences.
  • Medication
    Medications like some Over-Counter (OTC) pain medications can help relieve the pain. FDA-approved medications like the Pentosan polysulfate sodium (Elmiron) are also very effective in tackling bladder pain. Other prescription-based medications like Tricyclic anti-depressants can also help in relaxing block pain and bladder.
  • Lifestyle changes
    Certain aspects of your lifestyle might be triggering bladder pain syndrome. You can make some definitive changes in your lifestyle, like avoiding alcohol and smoking. Dietary changes, stress reduction, and gentle exercise have also helped in relieving symptoms in many cases.
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
    In some cases of Bladder pain treatment in Dubai, your doctor can advise repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. It is proven to improve chronic pelvic pain and other dissociated urinary disorders. People with chronic bladder pain syndrome can have some relief with this procedure if nothing much seems to work.
  • Bladder stretching
    This can be a temporary relief to some people struggling with bladder pain syndrome. The bladder is temporarily filled with a fluid to stretch it. Appropriate medications are given from time to time to retain the fluid and help to tolerate the stretching.
  • Bladder instillation
    This is one of the popular methods of Interstitial cystitis treatment in Dubai. If your pain originates from an infection, then doctors may recommend a small amount of medicated liquid to be placed in your bladder. The liquid remains for approximately 15 minutes and then flushed out. This, when done weekly or bi-weekly, can ease the bladder pain significantly.
  • Surgery
    It is the final course of action for your bladder pain syndrome if no other treatment works. When the symptoms become severe, bladder enlargement or augmentation can be done beyond the help of medications. Depending on your case, cystectomy to the removal of the bladder is also possible. This urinary diversion will eliminate the issue at its core and reroute the urine flow.

If symptoms of bladder pain syndrome are left unchecked, life-threatening complications can occur such as organ failure, the spread of cancer, sepsis, and permanent chronic pain. Therefore, it’s better to go for Interstitial cystitis treatment in Dubai as early as possible when you start to see the symptoms.

Once the early diagnosis is complete, strictly adhere to the treatment plan strictly until you get fully recovered. Start Bladder pain treatment in Dubai under Dr. Bizrah Ahmed who plans treatment according to the patient’s health standards to avoid any complication.

Frequently Asked Questions

Soda, coffee, tomatoes, hot and spicy foods, MSG, high citrus juices and drinks, Alcohol, Chocolates and caffeinated beverages are the must avoid food items while you are under this condition.

Some adverse conditions that lead to bladder pain are stress, allergic conditions, change in diet or consumption of certain drugs.  The recommended treatments for this condition include bladder cleansing or distending, taking oral medication, physical therapy, usage for electrical nerve stimulation for pain reduction.

  • Drink plenty of water and overcome dehydration.
  • Eat Magnesium-rich foods
  • Choose foods that reduce constipation.
  • Try Peppermint Teas and Chamomile.

During urination, the bladder empties, and during this process, the muscles undergo constant contraction thus pushing out the urine through the urethra. Bladder problems often cause pain, and there could be a variety of bladder problems associated as well. The most common causes of Bladder pain are bladder cancer, urinary tract infection and interstitial cystitis.

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