Ask The Expert
December 10, 2012
The symptoms you describe —- frequent urination, pain or burning during urination, lower abdominal pressure and bloating — are all common symptoms of a bladder infection.
Other possible reasons for how you feel include:
I assume you had a pelvic and abdominal exam by your doctor. Anything pressing on the bladder could cause these symptoms. Examples include:
Even bad constipation might cause some of your symptoms.
Another condition to consider is interstitial cystitis. This is long-lasting inflammation of the bladder wall without any signs of an infection, irritant or another disease. It falls into the category of chronic bladder pain. And the symptoms are most often just what you describe.
It can be very frustrating to have discomfort without finding the exact cause. But there are treatments that can help relieve your symptoms.