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I have to urinate every 20 minutes!
About two weeks ago, I was experiencing symptoms of what I thought was a UTI or bladder infection. I was treated with anitbiotics, but they didn't help. I went back to Urgent Care and they tested my urine again. This time they did not find any bacteria, but they put me on different anitbiotics anyway. These seemed to help, and for a week I was back to normal. Then yesterday the symptoms returned. Basically I have to pee every 20 minutes or so, and even after I go, I still feel like I have to go. My urine shows no sign of bacterial infection and my blood sugar is at a normal level. I haven't been drinking any more than I usually do, so I'm perplexed. Has anyone else experienced this, any insights?
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Thanks for writing to the forum!

What you have is probably an overactive bladder.
“In people with an overactive bladder (OAB), the layered, smooth muscle that surrounds the bladder (detrusor muscle) contracts spastically, sometimes without a known cause, which results in sustained, high bladder pressure and the urgent need to urinate (called urgency).”
“A malfunctioning detrusor muscle causes overactive bladder. Identifiable underlying causes include the following:Nerve damage caused by abdominal trauma, pelvic trauma, or surgery
Bladder stones
Drug side effects
Neurological disease (e.g., multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, spinal cord lesions)
Bladder cancer

Other conditions can produce symptoms similar to overactive bladder, including urinary tract infection (UTI) and normal pressure hydrocephalus.”

You need a comprehensive investigation taking all these points in consideration. Please discuss this with your doctor and get yourself investigated accordingly. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Refer: http://www.urologychannel.com/bladdercontrol/causes.shtml

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