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Urine retention
mel
Starting about 2 years ago, I began having difficulty urinating at times, usually once a day.  Basically, I couldn't go when I had to go and had to hold the fluid in for a while before I could finally go.  I mentioned this to my gynecologist about 8 months ago, and she suggested that I drink more fluids and see what happens, since I wasn't the kind of person who drank 8 glasses of water a day.  This actually helped and my problem of retaining urine only occurred about once a month.  During this time, I was not sexually active.  However, I got married a month ago, and after the honeymoon, I began to have problems 3-4 times a day.  My symptoms were kind of similar to a UTI, but not quite.  I was tested anyway and came out negative.  Things calmed down sexually too, so after a week, I only had retention problems once a day every couple days. I went to a urologist and he said it sounded like I had overactive bladder and prescribed Detrol.  I am having more problems now and kind of think that he misunderstood and misdiagnosed me.  Overactive bladder does not make any sense to me.  I am not incontinent in any way.  I just can't go when I need to.  Any kind of sexual activity seems to perturb the problem, and even if I don't feel like I need to go before sex, activity brings on the sensation of having to go.  Any ideas on what could be causing this and how it can be treated?
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Dear Mel,
I think you need to see a urologist who can do a history and physical and pay close attention to a possible urethral diverticulum.  I don
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