my 17 yr old daughter says her vagina hurts. she says she feels like she has to pee but can't. when she does pee, it hurts and when she wiped there was a trace a blood. she just got off of her menstal cycle. is this a bladder infection?
Yes, it does sound like a urinary tract infection..
Until you can get her to her doc, there is a med called Azo that will help with the pain til she sees her doc. If you can't find it, ask the pharmacist. UTI's are painful. Also, the blood may be coming from the remnants of her period or bladder.
Hope she is feeling better soon.
Could be a UTI, though infections are often accompanied by a fever (though not necessarily). Could also be a kidney stone- this would explain the blood in her urine and feeling like she has to pee but being unable to could be a sign of a blockage in the urinary tract system.
Kidney stones often present with severe back pain though- does she have any of that? Though I have heard a stone low in the urinary tract system will produce pain lower, including in one's groin.
Best to see a doctor ASAP, a x-ray or catscan can show if it's a stone, and they can do a urine test to check for infection.
If urgency to go and a shooting pain up the abdomen it is a UTI. If back pain, kidney or stones. If no cuts in that area, once had a toothpick someone stuck in toilet paper as a joke, ripped me up pretty good, then she needs a urine test. I don't get fevers with these. Probably because of my meds. She would be getting progressively more painful.
If not more painful, watch and see. If spots of blood appear in the urine, get in regardless of pain or not. Any chance she is a marathon runner? Sometimes working too hard in that sport causes blood, but barely see able. That too would mean she should be checked. Wishing her wellness and a quick healing.
It sounds like it could be a UTI (urinary tract infection) or it could be a kidney stone although usually people have pretty significant pain in their flanks (sides of the low/mid back) Another possibility could be a vaginal infection even though she has no vaginal redness. I hope by now she has gotten in to see the Dr. If it is a UTI, it is best not to wait a long time to be treated. A person can become septic pretty quickly if they wait too long to be treated.
It could be a UTI... also this can be the early signs of a Kidney stone too... I have had a few kidney stones and have had the same symptoms. What I would do is get her to the doctor as soon as you can and have them check her out, and if she starts having severe pain in her back and/or her abdomen, take her to the ER... Kidney stones cause severe pain when you start to pass them. Hope she feels better soon :)
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