Since October, I've felt the urge to urinate for every waking moment of my life. The urgency of urination is variable, but it is always there an is a huge reducer to quality of life. To be clear, actually going to the washroom does not make the feeling go away. In fact, it only makes it feel worse.
However, I don't get up at night to urinate or anything like that.
We've tried a variety of things, such as potentially constipation was making waste back up and press on the bladder. This was not it. Almost a week ago, my doctor prescribed Detrol LA 2mg (Tolterodine L-tartrate 2mg) capsules, to be taken once a day. I first started taking them a week and a half ago, and they don't seem to have had an effect. It's for a condition called "overactive bladder", however, the symptoms of this condition don't really match mine.
I also drink lots of water every day, and I don't have diabetes. The urine tests and blood tests are clean, and I don't have a UTI. I also do not have an enlarged prostate. I am 15.
If you know anything that can help me, please speak up. This problem has been a severe impairment to the enjoyment of life, and my quality of life. Do not judge, this problem is much worse than it may at first sound.
You may want to get your medical records or ask the doctor about it to be sure. An enlarged prostate can press against the bladder and cause a man to feel like he needs to urinate, even when his bladder is empty. I think you need to rule this out before going any further since it fits your symptoms so much.
There is a disorder called interstitial cystitis/ painful bladder syndrome. It is caused by damage to the bladder wall. This damage can cause inflammation of the bladder that causes a person to feel constant pressure or fullness in the bladder. For some people, it includes frequent urination and for others, there is only the sensation of fullness but when they go to the bathroom there is little or no urine or relief.
I realize this thread is a couple years old and was suddenly ended. I am experiencing this same issue for two months now and after several doctor visits with no exact cause. I am hopeful Jesusboiii was able to resolve his issue and maybe gets this and can provide some feedback as to the cause. I don't know your age, but I am 38 and therefore do not have an enlarged prostate. Most likely inflamed and pressing on my urethra or possibly a stricture somewhere. I have more tests upcoming, but my quality of life has been impacted heavily by this as you explained. I am currently taking Rapaflo, which relaxes the area and may be helping a little, not sure. The retrograde ejaculation side effect is quite strange though.