Anne Brancaleone knew something was wrong. Having grown up with frequent urinary tract infections, the Royal Oak woman was having the same symptoms- plenty of bathroom trips and a sense of urgency. But appointment after appointment with her doctor turned up nothing as her urine cultures sent for analysis showed no infection.
So she put up with her symptoms, assuming that this was just something she would have to get used to.
But then the pain started and grew in intensity. "It's a burning pain," she says. "It's constant. It hurts so badly that it makes you clench your muscles in response."
When she began missing work and avoiding social situations, she realized she couldn't ignore it anymore.
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