UTI Symptoms but a Negative Test Result? How the Pelvic Floor Plays a Role
Have you ever had all of the symptoms of a UTI but when getting it cultured, there was no evidence of bacteria?
The pelvic floor can be the culprit!
Tense pelvic floor muscles can create sensations like:
Incomplete bladder emptying
Constant urge to go to the bathroom
Difficulty starting a stream
Spraying with urination
Other signs of a tense pelvic floor:
Pain with tampon insertion, intercourse, pap smears
TMJ dysfunction/ neck pain
Learn how to release a tight pelvic floor with assistance from a pelvic floor physical therapist. They will teach you techniques such as:
Internal and external pelvic floor muscle releases
Pelvic Floor stretches
Nervous System downtraining (relaxation)
Etc. depending on your individual needs
Why would we take antibiotics for an infection that doesn't exist? Antibiotics are not great for our gut health for frequent or long term use. If you have signs of pelvic floor dysfunction and no evidence of an infection, seek out a pelvic floor PT to get rid of these pesky symptoms for good!