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:)Hi all Happy New Year to everybody, I have been busy and hardly get a chance to view the boards, I wish I had more time to reply to some threads.
I have a question, I searched the archives but didn't see anything applying to this new situation.
Here is goes; the last week or two I have been having a strong urge to urinate, its almost constant all day, when I go to use the bathroom hardly anything comes out and its a very small amount but I never feel emptied infact I end up going back in there almost 20 minutes later same thing, No burning feeling (I actually have never had a urinary track infection), just constant feeling that I have to go and alot and nothing happens. Its almost like urinary constipation!!
I have not changed any meds in 2+yrs so I don't think that is the cause. I don't have an excessive thirst. So I am perplexed.
Does anyone have this problem or had, or any advise.
I sure do appreciate it.
Health and Happiness to all in 2009!! :)
 

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I think I would have a trip to the doctors you could need a course of anti-bios. I personally get like this if I have a cystitis but for you it could be something else. Just for piece of mind go and see your GP.
 

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Hi Laura,

Eeek how annoying when that happens. I agree a trip to the docs is in order. Sometimes people get asymptomatic urinary tract infections. Or it could be a problem with the bladder itself, overactive bladder is quite common amongst women and once tests are done to confirm they give you a regime to follow and can even give meds to help this condition a lot.

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Laura,

I have to agree that you probably need a check-up to see what is going on. As Lily said, some people can get a bladder or urinary tract infection and have no symptoms. Some people are just prone to getting them no matter what. Regardless, it is something that you should not let drag on. It is very important to have it checked. If not, it can lead to kidney damage as well as make you extremely ill (septic) and could be fatal. I do not mean to alarm you, but it is something that you should not take lightly. Oh, and one other thing, do not be alarmed if you have some urine remaining in the bladder, known as residual urine. There isn't a great amount left in the bladder, but enough to act like a lubricant to whem more urine drains into the bladder, it is easily filled, maybe 50-100cc's. Now, if you go to the restroom and urinate and then feel as if you could still go, then that is known as urininary retention and of course should be checked out.

Anyway, sorry to take so long and I hope you get some answers and relief soon. This is a very unpleasant and maddening problem.


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This sounds like retention to me, rather than infection. What happens is that your bladder gets really full, then because your bladder muscles (or the nerves to the bladder) aren't working properly you can't empty fully and a significant amount of urine is retained in the bladder. Your body then makes more urine and it only takes a small amount more to make you feel really full again and need to urinate. If you keep on retaining you can get to the point of overflow incontinence (leaking when you are too full) or be more prone to infections. If you are in the UK then I'd strongly suggest self referring to a continence advisor and asking to get checked for retained urine. I'm not sure who to go to in the US though, but please get it checked out.
 

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same thing has been happening to me i was on antibiotics for a month then to a urologist who diagnosed me with interstitial cystitis i feel like i have to pee so bad and its a few drops pressure in pelvic when you urinate but no burning like a uti i thought the urologist was lying to me! i had a hysterectomy in dec and right after that feeling started and it hasnt gone away since! i did 9 ua in 1 month all negative my jaw hit the floor! they say trauma (surgery) stress can flare it up my urologist says some drs feel autoimmune and some dont i have been taking azo no cranberry and prelief 3 times a day the pressure is still there but not as intense ! i hope this helped you !
i hope you feel better
sherry
 
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