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Dr. Robert Harris
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Urinary Urgency (Overview)

Urinary urgency is the sudden sensation of needing to urinate very badly (a sudden urge to go pee).


Dr. Robert Harris
394 doctors shared insights

Urinary Urgency (Overview)

Urinary urgency is the sudden sensation of needing to urinate very badly (a sudden urge to go pee).


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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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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Find out the type and cause of your UI and educate yourself
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Watch what you drink: avoid caffeine and alcohol. Stop smoking
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I have a urinary urgency for over a month... I have been treated with levaquin, cipro, rapaflo (silodosin) & ip272... It seems like nothing helps..Im 30 & worried?

I have a urinary urgency for over a month... I have been treated with levaquin, cipro, rapaflo (silodosin) & ip272... It seems like nothing helps..Im 30 & worried?

Extended course : Sometimes an extended course of antibiotics may be necessary. Bladder irritants like caffeine and spicy foods and alcohol can cause symptoms of urinary urgency and should be avoided as well. ...Read more

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Have had urinary urgency/ frequency and bladder leak post menopause for years. Take .5 mg Klonopin (clonazepam) 2 x's daily. This is now controlled! Good thing?

Have had urinary urgency/ frequency and bladder leak post menopause for years. Take .5 mg Klonopin (clonazepam) 2 x's daily. This is now controlled!  Good thing?

Urinal incontinence: Klonopin (clonazepam) is likely used for anxiety. Need evaluation by a Urologist. Causes include bladder dysfunction or bladder outlet dysfunction or due other conditions or medications, Medications, Pelvic muscle exercise and use of adult brief and emotional support are some of the modalities that may be helpful ...Read more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Tip)

Living with Urinary Incontinence

Schedule a urination timetable and follow it. Avoid medication without talking to your doctor. ...See more

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Taking phenazopyridine @ 2/wk for urinary urgency/discomfort. What are the long term effects of this drug? Pamplet says caused neoplasia in lab rats?

Taking phenazopyridine @ 2/wk for urinary urgency/discomfort. What are the long term effects of this drug? Pamplet says caused neoplasia in lab rats?

Not more than 5 days: Pyridium (phenazopyridine) probably should not be used up for more than 5 days consecutively. You should consider a re-evaluation/re-assessment to r/o a UTI. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is just a topical anesthetic and will not treat/eliminate any infection. ...Read more

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Four times this year i've wet the bed....As an adult. I'm 28. It seems my urinary urgency is becoming more prominent as well. Thoughts?

Four times this year i've wet the bed....As an adult. I'm 28. It seems my urinary urgency is becoming more prominent as well. Thoughts?

Could be: Could be diabetes. Or it could be weakening of your pelvic muscles which is common in women who have given birth multiple times. It could also be due to stress or infection. See your physician for an appropriate work up. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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