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Frequent urination, with no infection?

By Anonymous March 23, 2012 - 7:20am
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Hi, I'm 21, and I'm a healthy young woman as far as my medical history goes.. Recently within the past 6 months I've been feeling the urge to urinate quite often. It's specifically a sensation in the urethra. This may not make sense but it feels like my urethral opening is always contracted and pushing or wanting to push pee out.. When I do go to the bathroom I will always urinate and I can litterally stand up and feel the urge to go again, and I will only produce a little pee but still I am urinating every time. But it does feel like I'm having to push pe out.. And the feeling will continue all night. I have been to my family doctor and she did a check up and said I was having bladder spasms and she didn't know an exact cause but gave me a prescription for a medecine (which turned my pee orange) that was to dilate or numb the urinary tract I think. It basically was to help me hold it in all night.. But the medecine wasn't working with relieving the odd sensation in my urethra opening so I went to a gynecologist who did a uranalisis and a urin culture and the results came back with no infection and no specific bacteria growing. She said to see a urologist but I am hesitant.. I just don't know how these problems could just have come about and I don't know how to well describe my symptoms.. Any information or help would be great.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Good thing is, you know is not an infection. Overactive bladder is typically caused by spasms of the muscles of the bladder, resulting in an urge to urinate (hence, urge incontinence). Overactive bladder is primarily a problem of the nerves and muscles of the bladder. Detrusor is one of the major muscles of the bladder. Its contraction in response to filling of the bladder by urine is one the steps in the normal process of urination. The contraction and relaxation of the detrusor muscle is regulated by the nervous system.  If this might be what's causing it, it might be good to follow the advise of your doctor and see an urologist.

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