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Feel the need to pee a lot



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,131 ✭✭✭✭ recode the site

    Always remember anyone can order this free STI test kit to be posted discreetly to home. It consists of quite a comprehensive swab and blood analysis. Results very rapidly arrive by text.

    Do one thing every day that scares you

  • Registered Users Posts: 20 ParkerLV

    I already know that when I start running to the toilet more often, I most likely have kidney problems again

  • Registered Users Posts: 24 kinney

    I know what you're talking about. I'm suffering from this as well. I occasionally take urolithiasis medications, order them from canadian pharmacy online because I already know what it is by specific pain and frequent peeing.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,346 ✭✭✭✭ cj maxx

    I’ve been meaning of asking for a PSA test from my DR. 50 M and have a need to piss for years. I always put it down to MS but it’s been playing on my mind lately.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,771 ✭✭✭ Ginger83

    My issue seems to have cleared up well and I can wait up to six hours between toilet visits. If it is helpful to anyone I went on Keflex for a week.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2 midico

    I've had symptoms like this for years and years.

    Nearly 10 years ago (aged 28 at the time), I remember it happening overnight, I woke up one morning with a stinging / itching down around the tip of the penis. I'd been drinking the night before but hadn't had sex or done anything out of the ordinary. I've often wondered if it was some filthy nightclub toilet or something. Over the following weeks that went away but I needed to pee more and more often. I've always felt that was the root cause due to the timing but after many investigations consultants are convinced that it's just bladder and not related to anything else.

    Went through all the things with GP / consultant. Negative for diabetes, negative for STDs or other infections, prostate fine, tried Betmiga, Oxybutynin and Solifenacin none of which helped, had a number of cystoscopies and other tests and they never found anything.

    Eventually the only thing that helped, many years later, was a procedure to inject botox into my bladder to make it less sensitive. Even with that it's far from what I used to consider normal but it's been a bit easier to live with.

    It doesn't sound like a big deal but it's hard to overestimate the impact it's had on my life. If I have a glass of water I'll end up peeing about 3 or 4 times over the next hour. Hard to walk any real distance without knowing there are rest stops along the way, planning any and all social activities around availability of toilets (and avoiding drinking and trying to void as much as possible before leaving the house), struggling through the work day when I feel like I need to pee every half hour.

    Never had a satisfactory or real explanation but the botox has at least helped a little bit.

  • Registered Users Posts: 523 ✭✭✭ zac8

    Do you need to get the botox treatment every 6 months or so?

  • Registered Users Posts: 921 ✭✭✭ wildwillow

    Gluten intolerance can cause frequency in bladder control. Also artificial sweeteners. Might be worth trying to eliminate these for a while. Won't have an adverse affect anyway and may solve your problem.

  • Registered Users Posts: 123 ✭✭ Aurelian

    There's a whole world here that's not very well understood.

    There's a nebulous condition often labelled chronic or non bacterial prostatitis though it generally has nothing to do with the prostate. Its also probably better described as Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. Symptoms include urgency to pee, pain in the genitals, weird discomfort and irritation in the tip and a whole range of other symptoms depending on the individual.

    The first port of call for doctors and urologists is to look at it as bacterial prostatitis and treat it with anti bionics. If it's non bacterial this won't work. It seems most likely to be somehow connected to Pelvic issues/tightness and neurological pain. Specialist physiotherapy and exercises help many. The drug amitriptyline is also often prescribed.

    If you are getting nowhere with the antibiotics I suggest looking into the above. It can be a head wrecking illness with very big impacts on quality of life but as it is "niche" it can be difficult to get the right guidance from your GP etc.