I have a similar problem to the one posted by Jbrooks4002 on March 06, 2008. A little more than a year ago, I started noticing I couldn't wait to urinate when I had to go. I never had leaking, but it was a severely urgent sensation. A week or two after that started, I was pretty bad. I was going every hour or more, even though my urine was clear and not much came out. I saw the first doctor and he gave me antibiotics. My urine test showed negative for UTI, but he figured he would be safe. After that failed, I went to my second urologist. He listed to my symptoms and started prescribing medications. He did a voiding ultrasound, but it seemed to show nothing. We tried Cipro, Detrol, and Enablex. All seemed to help a little, but nothing really fixed the problem. Each medication was taken for a couple months to see if they worked. The last medication, Sanctura, seemed to work the best. I stuck with that for about 6 months, as it made life manageable. I did a voiding rate test during that time (pee into cup device and measure flow) and it looked ok. The whole time my voiding seemed slower and with less volume in my own opinion. I ended up seeing a 3rd urologist due to a move. He was shocked that I hadn't had more tests. He first did a cyctoscopy (camera into bladder by way of catheter). He said he could see that the pelvic floor seemed tight, but I was free from lesions or other stuff. Next I had the videourodynamic study (aka the most painful thing a man can endure). It showed high pressure in the bladder when voiding. Also, my bladder muscles seemed tense. After that came a full pelvic CT scan. That confirmed that my bladder neck was tense and tight. The doctor was pretty sure that this all meant I wasn't voiding properly and that it was causing my problems. I have always passed the voiding ultrasound, so I don't know how that could be. He prescribed flomax, and I have been on it ever since. Flomax helps a little, but I still have urgency. Also, like Jbrooks, my symptoms are amplified after a bowel movement. No one can explain what is going on. I also noticed that when my symptoms are the worst, my urine is almost clear like water and I pass a decent amount of urine. It has a peculiar smell as well. So, here I am with no answers. They even sent me to a Neurologist who said my hyperactivity in the knees may be related. Can anyone help me?
Also, possibly related things that are happening to my body: hives after scratching a lot, twitch in eyes or arm muscles once in a while, and bowel movements 2-3 times a day compared to 1 time a day that I was used to (may be related to medication).
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