This can be a serious symptom. If you cannot feel when you need to go, you will not necessarily receive ture signals about when you are truly empty. This raises the question about whether you might be retaining urine, which in men carries the real danger of the urine backing up to the kidneys and causing renal damage and renal failure. It happens in women, too, but more frequently in men.
Please periodically be checked for retention. This is done by having you empty your bladder and then being catheterized to check for the remaining amount or having the bladder ultrasounded for the residual amount.
"The MS bladder is a poor historian."
This means that the way you feel - empty or full - is not always accurate.
Quix (and no, I don't have this symptom. I always - ALWAYS - have to go!)
Wow. Another interesting one. Once again I'm not dx'd but your question reminded me of how I was " before"...
Now I always "feel" like I have to go but can't. It hurts,burns,aches,I feel crampy,and my legs ache.
But I used to be the way you described-I had to make myself go - and it was nothing for me to go all day w/o going. Sometimes I would wake up, get the kids to school, stop for gas etc. , and then remeber - I didn't pee!!!! Same goes for B Ms...
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