Sorry if TMI... I am having intermittent pain in my urethra, usually during/after urination or after prolonged sitting. It is a combination of burning and heavy pressure, plus I feel like I have to pee all the time even after just going. I called my doctor last Friday and they prescribed me antibiotics in case it was a UTI but I didn't actually get tested or speak to the doctor, just left a message with the advice nurse.
For several reasons I have not started the antibiotics yet, but I am now thinking I may not actually have a UTI. When I used a mirror to look...eek!... I saw a small reddishpurple bulge just inside my very enlarged urethral opening... Has anyone else had this? I have looked online and seen similar descriptions for urethral caruncles and urethral prolapse, but I am trying not to freak out. I had a very long labor and actively pushed for three hours, a second degree tear, and I also had a catheter after delivery to empty my bladder and am wondering if it is trauma from the prolonged pushing or catheter itself. I am going to reach out to my doctor again, just wondering if anyone had a similar experience. Thanks for any input!