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Can genitalherpes cause frequent urination and a strong urge to urinate? Or could it maybe be mental anxiety causing it from fear of herpes infection?

Can genitalherpes cause frequent urination and a strong urge to urinate? Or could it maybe be mental anxiety causing it from fear of herpes infection?

Anxiety: Genital herpes doesn't typically cause any underlying urinary problems or pain with urination and could possibly be related to anxiety but if the lesions are not resolving I would suggest consultation with an infectious disease doctor ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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I have had prem ejac my whole life, I can't urinate in public and get anxiety about these issues. Any meds that will help both issues? 28yrs male.

I have had prem ejac my whole life, I can't urinate in public and get anxiety about these issues. Any meds that will help both issues? 28yrs male.

Homeopathy: Dr. Nasky is right about the benefits of ssri's in managing these symptoms. You could certainly go that route. However, your symptoms are also classic for certain homeopathic remedies, which could help you without side effects. You could consider seeing an experienced homeopath to take your case, and prescribe an effective remedy that helps you as a whole person. Talk therapy is important with both. ...Read more

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I haven't been able to urinate as frequently as I usually do. It would take six to thirty hours before I am able to urinate. Have been drinking even more now and I don't feel dyhrated. Should I be concerned? Could it be from anxiety?

I haven't been able to urinate as frequently as I usually do. It would take six to thirty hours before I am able to urinate. Have been drinking even more now and I don't feel dyhrated. Should I be concerned? Could it be from anxiety?

Drink more water: Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. If you even after drinking more water, you do not produce enough urine, it would be time to see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Anxiety causing frequent urination. Wjat can be done?

Anxiety causing frequent urination. Wjat can be done?

See a therapist.: The obvious answer s to treat the anxiety through psychotherapy or medication. I would definitely try to alleviate the anxiety through progressive relaxation techniques and behavior modification before you try medications. ...Read more

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Does stress and anxiety cause frequent low volume urination?

Well, some people w: Anxiety become focused on urinating and the need to urinate. As a result they may urinate often. By urinating so often, they are likely to have less fluid volume. This becomes a vicious cycle. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help. On the other hand, it is always important to rule out any medical causes for urinary symptoms first (your physician or a urologist). ...Read more

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Have anxiety; took valium. How long it take to pass urine test and get out of system?

Have anxiety; took valium. How long it take to pass urine test and get out of system?

1-6 wks: Hard to answer without specifics re: age, sex, level of use (heavy?), weight, and method of testing (urine, saliva, hair, blood, nail?). Fill me in. ...Read more

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Have anxiety took Valium now taking somethin else how long it take to pass urine test and get out of system?

Have anxiety took Valium now taking somethin else how long it take to pass urine test and get out of system?

7-40 days, will vary: How long it takes before you pass depends on 3 things: 1) your genetics: the efficiency of your cyp liver enzymes governs benzodiazepine elimination. Slow metabolizers can have the drug in their system for 50 days, depending on the initial dose. 2) the type of assay used 3) the sensitivity cutoff for the test. The department of defense, for instance, has lower cutoff values to test positive. ...Read more

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What's the maximum a bladder can hold? I'm urinating very frequently and it is not a lot of urine. I think it may be anxiety but don't know.

What's the maximum a bladder can hold? I'm urinating very frequently and it is not a lot of urine. I think it may be anxiety but don't know.

All sizes possible: There is no one max capacity. And it's often not being full, but other chemical things. Anxiety may be a part and it has chemicals too. Even if it sounds backwards - increase the amt of water you drink. It will help flush out bad stuff. If it lasts, it may be a UTI (common) - see your Dr for a lab test and Tx if needed. Discuss skills w/ your therapist too. Don't worry, but do it! ...Read more

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Freq. Urination-better one day, worse the next. No UTI. I have health anxiety and urination normal when I'm busy. Doesn't wake me. Should I see uro?

Cystitis: Interstitial cystitis is a possibility if infection has been ruled out. It is associated with anxiety and feels similar to a uti. A urologist can do a cystoscopy to visualize any inflammation which helps confirm this. There are some prescription medicines that do help for some individuals (prescribable by any doc). Bladder spasms are another possibility which a urologist can also test for. ...Read more

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Can anxiety make you urinate more?

Can anxiety make you urinate more?

Yes: Anxiety needs to be controlled. Talk with your Doctor to find the cause and determine the treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I need to urinate 8 to 12 times a day is it anxiety, I've got no diabetes?

Why do I need to urinate 8 to 12 times a day is it anxiety, I've got no diabetes?

Possibly: How much fluid do you consume in a day? Have you been evaluated by a doctor? This can have physical causes other than diabetes, such as an infection. Anxiety can also cause frequent urination. Discuss this with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I always have to pee but doctors say they find nothing in my urine? Could it be anxiety? How can I stop it

I always have to pee but doctors say they find nothing in my urine? Could it be anxiety? How can I stop it

Frequent: urination is one of the classic 33 symptoms of anxiety. Have you talked with a psychologist about WHY you have anxiety? There are other possible medical causes that you might also check out (UTI's, etc.) but for now, here's a reference on anxiety:

http://www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/page2.html ...Read more

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Can anxiety like attacks cause elevated epinephrine in urine? I'm not anxious but suffer strange attacks daily/nightly! Annoying!!!!

See your doctor: Anxiety attacks can occur due to a variety of causes. See your doctor for an evaluation. For instance, you could have a thyroid disorder. A condition called pheochromocytoma which is a tumor of the adrenal gland can cause an elevation of urinary catecholamines. This condition also causes anxiety along with other symptoms. See your doctor who can evaluate you and treat your condition. Best! ...Read more

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What are some neurologial problems that could be causing my frequent urination other than stress and anxiety?

What are some neurologial problems that could be causing my frequent urination other than stress and anxiety?

Multiple causes: Difficult question - most problems of frequent urination are not caused by neurological causes - overactive bladder (oab) - is a general problem with multiple causes - in men this is often due to enlarged prostate, decreased size of bladder, urinary tract infections. Women can have interstitial cystitis, prolapsed uterus, etc. Get an initial eval by your fp to r/o infection - then urologist eval. ...Read more

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What are some neurologial problems that could be causing my frequent urination other than stress and anxiety?

Prolapsed vertebral: Disc, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord or brain tumor, cerebral palsy, neuritis, neuroma. These are all relatively uncommon and usually have some other associated symptoms. ...Read more

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I take Ativan (lorazepam) for my anxiety. Will a week off of it make my urine test come back negative? How many days until it's gone? It was. 5 mg.

I take Ativan (lorazepam) for my anxiety. Will a week off of it make my urine test come back negative? How many days until it's gone? It was. 5 mg.

Drugs of abuse (DOA): If you have been taking it daily for a while it will show up in your urine for up to seven days or so. BUT this may not be a drug your lab checks for..... If you are taking the med for a legitimate purpose and your position allows it you should not fear the drug test. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to know if my frequent urination due to a small bladder or stress/anxiety?

Speak with your: Primary care physician or a urologist. They can do tests and is the physical tests are non-conclusive, anxiety may be the culprit. ...Read more

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How bad is my anxiety, once it burned to urinate and my urine had a foul oder and I had sever pain for 4hrs on bladder but went to doc and was ok.?

How bad is my anxiety, once it burned to urinate and my urine had a foul oder and I had sever pain for 4hrs on bladder but went to doc and was ok.?

Bladder infection?: I hope your doctor got a urinalysis, because the symptoms you had sound like a bladder infection rather than being caused by anxiety. ...Read more

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I took 1mg of xanax (alprazolam) tonight (monday) and have a urine drug test this saturday. Rare user. Should I be ok? I have horrible anxiety but no prescription

I took 1mg of xanax (alprazolam) tonight (monday) and have a urine drug test this saturday. Rare user. Should I be ok? I have horrible anxiety but no prescription

Probably: If detected at all, the level should be brow threshold. Talk to your physician about this stuff. These meds are a poor long-term way of managing anxiety. If you are in an abusive living or work situation, there may be help getting out. Some guidance on restructuring patterns of thinking may make your life much better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dribbling of urine after voiding. Sometimes it burns sometimes doesn't. No itching. Urine colour s normal. Does anxiety causes increased urination?

Several poss causes: Post void dribbling in a female can sometimes merely be related routine being retained in your vagina after voiding then will run out afterward giving you his symptom. Other causes include incomplete bladder emptying, overactive spastic bladder, or a urethral diverticulum. A urology evaluation may be needed. Yes anxiety is one cause of urinary frequency ...Read more

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Hello I have headaches, feel weak, stomach upsets and hot but my doc couldn't figure out after cbc, urine tests etc please help? Forgot I have anxiety

Hello I have headaches, feel weak, stomach upsets and hot but my doc couldn't figure out after cbc, urine tests etc please help? Forgot I have anxiety

Have Thyroid checked: Anxiety may certainly cause headaches, upset stomach, and feeling hot. It depends on which came first, the anxiety or the other symptoms. It is great that your CBC and urine tests are normal, but you may need other tests to rule out an organic cause of your symptoms. Thyroid dysfunction can definitely cause all the symptoms you describe including anxiety. If normal, consider trial of SSRI med. ...Read more

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Need help, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, brain fog, frequent urination, sleepyness, anxiety, stress, can't move, did blood work and test came back normal. What could this be??

See a neurologist: There are many neurological illnesses that can present with the constellation of symptoms you describe. You may want to consult with a neurologist, who can do tests in addition to bloodwork. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is my frequent urination due to a small bladder or stress/anxiety?

Please seek: Urologic assessment. Would not make that assumption without ruling out possible medical causes. ...Read more

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Not emptying bladder fully then needing wee soon after. Burning an weird twinging anus an penis. Urine and sieman sample negative. Anxiety Suffererer?

Not emptying bladder fully then needing wee soon after. Burning an weird twinging anus an penis. Urine and sieman sample negative. Anxiety Suffererer?

Interstital Cystitis: We more often hear of this in young women, but it is actually quite common in men too. It can be related to underlying conditions, so read about it: http://www. Rightdiagnosis. Com/sym/cystitis_in_males. Htm
and see a provider for treatment if it continues. It's good that so far your results are negative and you can find symptomatic relief OTC. Ask the druggist. Try CBT for anxiety. It can help. ...Read more

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I had blood in my urine but it cleared up and went away after a few days I also noticed part of the top half of my nails became pale is any of this a cause for concern I have no pain just anxiety symptoms I have no insurance please help?

I had blood in my urine but it cleared up and went away after a few days I also noticed part of the top half of my nails became pale is any of this a cause for concern I have no pain just anxiety symptoms I have no insurance please help?

Need urinalysis: You may have a cancer, stones, or kidney disease. Despite lack of insurance, would invest a $100 or so at urgent care to get a urinalysis and bmp (basic metabolic profile) which shows if blood is still there under microscope and will show if you have a kidney disease. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more