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Bladder constantly feels full

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Especially on a night time, I can get up in the night about 6 times in 30 mins and each time I try to pee, there is nothing and my bladder still feels full.
I consider myself to pee normally during the day, although probably less often, than I used to. Is there a reason for this??
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replied November 1st, 2009
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Hi shazza24169,

It sounds like you may have what is referred to as an overactive bladder.

These are symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB):

A normal bladder functions like this:

The bladder gets full.
Your bladder muscle contracts and starts the flow of urine.
You empty your bladder.

But here is what happens in some cases:

The bladder muscle contracts when the bladder isn’t full.
The bladder muscle works overtime.
This causes overactive bladder symptoms like:

Strong, sudden urges (bladder urgency).
A frequent need to go to the bathroom (frequent urination).
Leakage or wetting accidents (bladder leakage).

There are several differentt kinds of medication to help you control the urgency to urinate, please see your physican as to which is right for you.

God Bless,

Faded Rose
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replied November 2nd, 2009
thankyou, will make an appointment promptly.
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