Urge To Urinate

Urge to urinate can occur due to urinary tract infection, pregnancy, overactive bladder, and enlarged prostate. It can be managed by taking medications, pelvic muscles exercise, and lifestyle modification.

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Will recurrent UTI occur due to holding urine for a prolonged time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I did a urine test today, there is no UTI or any infection, but the RBC count was 0 to 1. I did a test six weeks back, which showed the RBC count to be 4 to 6. I still feel there is a block to the urine flow, and I have to go every 15 minutes or every one hou...  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history suggests that you have very frequent urination and poor flow with recurrent UTI (urinary tract infection). I would like to know the following. Do you have constipation or numbness of the sole? How frequently do you get up at night? Has any catheter been put ...  Read Full »

My urine color remains yellow for a year. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to get mouth ulcers and throat infections frequently for one and half month, then my chest, back, and palm started itching. After which, I started getting blood in urine, and burning sensation during urination. My urine color changed to yellow, and it started to smell a lot. I hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history and complaints are suggestive of UTI (urinary tract infection), either resolved or partially treated. The color of urine is not a factor in deciding the status of the infection. Most people have an inherent tendency for yellow colored urine, which has noth...  Read Full »

Will antidepressants cause overactive bladder?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past five days, my mother is having a urine retention problem. Last year she took medicine for an overactive bladder problem for almost six months and stopped it. Last year she had the same issue. She took Bladmir 50 and Soliten 5 mg for overactive bladder. She also took Doxy-1 L...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms and treatment which you have mentioned are not matching. Overactive bladder person has increased frequency to pass urine, and for them, Bladmir (Mirabegron) will be useful. If your mother has problems emptying the bladder fully, that is under activity of...  Read Full »

How to overcome the urgency to urinate caused by chronic prostatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33-year-old. After passing a kidney stone, I had symptoms of pain in the groin area and around the penis, dysuria, and frequent urination. I have the symptoms for two months. The doctors diagnosed me with chronic prostatitis, and I even did cystoscopy without any abnormalities ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it seems to be prostatitis. I agree with that, and you are on long-term antibiotics, which is great, and you improved, and I hope you will reach full recovery. And in case after antibiotic treatment you did not get well, please follow me back. Regarding which one i...  Read Full »

Why do I have discomfort and pain in the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old and had UTI eleven months back. I took antibiotics for seven days and then it became fine. After a month, I did a urine culture and had E.coli in it. Again, I was advised to take antibiotics for 15 days. Nothing helped me. Again, I continued taking antibiotics. I cons...  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have pain due to prostatitis. It is a difficult condition to treat. I suggest you avoid activities that aggravate prostatitis such as prolonged sitting or bicycling. You can take supplements containing echinacea, garlic, goldenseal to reduce your inflammation. T...  Read Full »

How is interstitial cystitis treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking this inquiry on behalf of my niece. She suffers from a bladder condition called interstitial cystitis. She suffers from retention, urgency, and frequency even after taking numerous tests and medicines. It has affected her life severely. She has this problem for two years and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You did not mention whether she has done a cystoscopy. For getting the definitive diagnosis of interstitial cystitis, a cystoscopy is mandatory. You can treat this condition by taking Amitriptyline. I cannot predict whether it will work for yo...  Read Full »

Why do I get heart pain when I get an urge to pass urine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old. I feel heart pain at midnight or in the early morning when I wake up. This pain releases when I pass urine. For urine retention and enlarged bladder (my USG detected 500 ml), I am under medication, Silidosin, and Urotone. In the morning, sometimes I feel like ejacul...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I checked out your reports and prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see vitamin D deficiency. Kindly share more details. Do you ejaculate morning or during sleep? Is there any itching or allergy? Are you talking about nocturnal emi...  Read Full »

Why do I have the urge to pass urine all the time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 42 years old. I have been referred to see a urologist after an irregular DRE (digital rectal examination). My PSA (prostate-specific antigen) score was 0.6. My symptoms are need to urinate all the time and urgency. I have been given three or four antibiotics for what was thought ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PSA (Prostate-specific antigen) is normal. Enlarged prostate can be benign and chronic prostatitis last in prostate cancer. Since PSA is normal, then we need to investigate for chronic prostatitis. Burning urination or frequency, and difficulty passing urine on long te...  Read Full »

Why does the urge to urinate persist with low urine volume?

Query: Hello doctor, I have the urge (not frequent) to urinate when there is very little urine in my bladder. Just a couple of drops. And urine volume for 24 hours period is very low. I do not have a blockage. This started when I was put on Venlafaxine. No connection was made to the medicine. After ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequency and urgency of urine are common in middle-aged women and is referred to as bladder overactivity. But other causative factors should be excluded like urinary tract infection and small capacity as bladder or bladder outlet obstruction. Regarding a small amount ...  Read Full »

How to treat a chronic bladder issue?

Query: Hello doctor, May I submit the test result of a urine sample for a medical assessment? My wife asked me to report the following: she suffers from chronic bladder issues, an urge to urinate, frequent micturition. She undertook a test of a urine sample a couple of days ago. The results are shown in th...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. She seems to be having an active urinary tract infection. The cause of UTI is not known yet, but it is common in females. It would help if you got an ultrasound of the abdomen with PVRU (post-void residual urine test), CBC (complete blood count), RFT (renal function ...  Read Full »

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