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?
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
Drug side effects
Neurological disease (e.g., multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, spinal cord lesions)
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!
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.