Patient :Hi, I am 39 years old (F), and was doing some moderate house work yesterday. I awoke with a tugging sensation in my bladder area. It feels like I pulled a muscle almost & hurts when I cough. Could this be a UTI or is it possible I pulled a muscle? Never had this before. Thanks for your help.
Thanks for the query.
The back ache in uti is often associated with frequency of urination being increased, vomiting, chills, burning urination and painful urination in severe cases. However in your case there is no such symptoms and it started suddenly.. There is also a predisposition to heavy work which could have triggered the catch. Apply muscle relaxants locally to the area. Do not massage vigorously and try hot water bag application over the area. It will come down slowly. May take a week for recovery. Minimize your activities until then.
Hope this helps
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