For the last 3wks out of the blue I found myself constantly having to empty my bladder. At first I thought it was just a bit of an infection and started drinking lots of water and cranberry juice. However this didn't seem to do much and as I had no burning when I went to the loo I started to wonder if maybe it wasn't an infection after all.
Yesterday I finally plucked up courage to go visit my doctor. She did an internal and said my uterus and ovaries seemed fine, which was something I had been worrying about. She then did a dep test on my urine sample and at first she said all the results on it were normal. After a couple of minutes however she suddenly said there seemed to be a trace of blood showing on the strip
Now I have got myself in a right state about this, I am convinced I have something very very wrong as I've never had anything like this before. My doctor has sent the sample away to the lab and I have to phone back on Friday to see what the result is and if they find blood cells on the sample I have to go back for a repeat test and if that comes up the same I then have to be referred to a specialist to find out what is going on
The doctor did mention that it could be linked to the menopause and that as the lining of the uretha weakens as the levels of estrogen fall, it's possible to have a reading like this. I am 51 and haven't had a period for over 3yrs. I am just so worried right now I just can't think of anything else