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Urinary urgency. What causes it if no infection found?

Urinary urgency. What causes it if no infection found?

Urinary frequency: Any irritation or obstruction can cause urinary frequency - there doesn't need to be an infection per se. A UTI is the most common cause and can usually be identified by urinalysis. An "overactive bladder is a common diagnosis, but retention of urine is often another common cause. Neurologic irritation can cause frequent voiding and interstitial cystitis/bladder ca, too. Needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more


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How long will I have to reduce my fluid intake to stop urinary urgency?

How long will I have to reduce my fluid intake to stop urinary urgency?

As long as needed: If the only reason u have frequency is drinking too much then the change will need to be permanent. If its while u are making other changes- stopping caffeine and water pills, bladder training kegels then u may be able to resume fluids at 80-100 ounces per day. ...Read more

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Can buscopan make urinary urgency & frequency worse? I've been taking it for 5 days & my overactive bladder symptoms have gotten progressively worse.

Can buscopan make urinary urgency & frequency worse? I've been taking it for 5 days & my overactive bladder symptoms have gotten progressively worse.

Yes, see doctor...: If urine flow slows down soon after its use, watch for incomplete emptying bladder with possible pending urinary retention. So, check with your doctor. Note: buscopan does slow down bladder contracting ability. ...Read more

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Vagina odor / urinary urgency are usually symptoms of what?

Vagina odor / urinary urgency are usually symptoms of what?

Vaginitis: A vaginal odor is usually caused by certain organisms causing a vaginal infection. Not all infections will produce an odor. Bacterial vaginitis and sometimes trichomonas are the more likely culprits. A left over tampon can also cause an odor. Although urine frequency may mean a bladder infection, vaginitis can also create urethral irritation which will elicit urine frequency. Only testing can tell. ...Read more

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What changes should I make in addition to tolterodine to alleviate urinary urgency at night?

What changes should I make in addition to tolterodine to alleviate urinary urgency at night?

Here are some ...: Here are some general measures to counter OAB: 1. Moderate fluid intake to the "mimimum", 2. Avoid bladder irritants such as coffee, alcohol, caffeine-/alcohol-related beverages, spicy foods, 3. Exercise pelvic floor muscle to improve self-awareness, 4. Take drugs to suppress bladder instability like Detrol (tolterodine).., 5. Healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession. 6. Others... See Doc timely ...Read more

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I've been experiencing urinary urgency/pain, frequently. But every time I get tested for a UTI, it comes up negative. I don't know how to get relief.

I've been experiencing urinary urgency/pain, frequently. But every time I get tested for a UTI, it comes up negative. I don't know how to get relief.

Here are some...: UTI is a common cause for temporary urinary frequency & urgency but not the only one with others including over urine excretion resulting from fluid over-drinking, urine over production from various reasons, poor bladder instability life CI, poor bladder emptying, etc. More? Ask your urologist who should be able to address the related issues on your voiding concerns. ...Read more

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For how long should I do pelvic muscle excercise to alleviate nocturnal urinary urgency? To what extent is it effective?

For how long should I do pelvic muscle excercise to alleviate nocturnal urinary urgency? To what extent is it effective?

Here are some ...: Pelvic floor muscle exercise is primarily designed to strengthen weakened urinary sphincter resulting in stress urinary incontinence for females, but has been extended for males after prostate surgery and for promoting self-awareness and improving u-sphincter relaxation for ones with urge U-incontinence. But how soon does its effect appear? It depends on age, correctness of exercise, dedication... ...Read more

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Having lots of pain and burning in rectum but also some pain in bladder and much urinary urgency. History of hemmorhoids. What's the connection?

UTI, Prostatitis: It is possible that you may have a urinary tract infection or even prostatitis. If you're constipated, this can lead to hemorrhoids. Constipation can also cause irritation to the prostate and stir up bacteria leading to prostatitis. You need to see your doctor for prostate exam and a urine culture to see if you need to be started on antibiotics for this. ...Read more

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Urinary Urgency (Definition)

Urinary urgency is the sudden sensation of needing to urinate very badly (a sudden ...Read more