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Constant Urge to Urinate An average person urinates 4-5 times a day. Constant Urge to Urinate is considered when a person urinates more than 8 times a day, even waking up at night. This condition might not be considered a problem for pregnant women and older people, as they have the need to urinate even during night.

Symptoms of Constant Urge to Urinate

Frequency – the main symptom is the many times you need to urinate. It is excessive if you have the urge to urinate more than 8 times a day and more than once at night.

Hesitancy - difficulty to start urination or urine stops before the bladder is empty may require the individual to strain or push when urinating.
Pressure – there might be pressure felt in the bladder which will lead to the feeling of urgent peeing.

Urinary incontinence and dribbling – this condition is described when a person cannot control their urination and accidentally leakage occur. Dribbling is a condition when a person has stopped urinating but urine is still dripping out periodically.

Dysuria – condition where pain or burning is felt during urination or after it has stopped.

Hematuria – the presence of blood in the urine is found in this condition.

Frequent causes for Constant Urge to Urinate

Urinary tract infection – this is one of the most common reasons for frequent urination, which affects millions of men and women. It appears when there is an infection of the urinary tract, which includes the bladder, urethra, kidneys and urethra. The most common are the bladder and urethra infections.

Drinking too much – extra liquids during the day, may increase the feeling of urinating.

Pregnancy - Hormonal changes in the body lead women to urinate more often during pregnancy that is due to bladder pressure from the expanding uterus.

Prostate problems - pressure can be felt if the prostate is enlarged, which can interrupt the urine flow. That can irritate the bladder wall, making it contract more even when not full, which leads to increased urination.

Overactive bladder syndrome – this syndrome can cause to urinate often even when the bladder is empty due to frequent contraction.

Other rare causes of Constant Urge to Urinate

Interstitial cystitis; Diabetes; Prostatis; Bladder cancer; Stroke or other neurological Diseases; Radiation Therapy; Diverticulitis, urinary tract fistula.

Treatment for Constant Urge to Urinate

Urinary Tract Infection - the need of antibiotics will be required to treat this condition, but the length of the treatment and antibiotics can vary from person to person depending on the severity of the infection. Approximately 3-7 days course might be sufficient. If it is more severe and has already infected the upper parts of the urinary tract, then hospitalization for 10-14 days may be required.

Diabetes – if you suspect that you might have diabetes, you need to visit your GP who will order investigation to plan the proper treatment for this condition.

Overactive bladder syndrome – there are 2 main treatments for this condition: pelvic muscle rehabilitation and behavioral therapies. The first one helps to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic wall with pelvic muscle exercise and vaginal weight exercise. The second therapy helps to regain control over the bladder.

Enlarged prostate – the treatment here required could be either medical or surgical. The medical involves using medications to relax the prostate muscles. The surgery that is mostly used is called “Transurethral Resection of the Prostate”.

Prostatitis – for this certain infection usually treatment is with antibiotics. Depending on the severity of the infection it is treated between 4 to 6 weeks with antibiotics. Chronic prostatitis may require to be treated for up to 12 weeks.

Constant Urge to Urinate is a very unpleasant feeling. Do not wait for the condition to worsen, visit your doctor at the very early signs of the problem.