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Need to Urinate but Can't: Bladder or Urinary Infection?

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my daughter has been having trouble urinating. this problem comes and goes. she has been having this problem for over a year. she feels the urge to go to the restroom but just can't. during the summer i thought it could be a bladder infection because of being in the pool so often. any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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replied April 1st, 2006
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It is likely that your daughter has some type of recurrent urinary infection. Urinary infections are more frequent in women then men. You can bring her to a doctor's office for a urine analyses. A proper antibiotic will be probably be prescribed. Another urinary analysis after antibiotic therapy is correct procedure to confirm the prescence/absence of a possible infection after treatment.
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