This is Dr. David
it sounds like you could have overactive bladder syndrome.
this is when the muscles of the bladder go into spasms.
and this can cause you to have frequent urination and weak flow.
there are medications to help with overactive bladder muscles.
this would not be seen on cystoscopy
medications like vesicare or detrol can help relax your bladder muscles.
Do I need prescription for these
yes these are prescription medications.
Would this be a cure or treatment I would need for life
ask your urologist for a urodynamic study of your bladder and prostate
this can check for overactive bladder muscles.
if you have excessive anxiety, this can worsen bladder muscle spasms.
it can be treated and improved with medications.
and you can continue to do your pelvic floor exercises.
and avoid caffeine and alcohol
both of which can irritate your bladder muscles.
and avoid smoking.
does this help?
Yes drinking defiantly worsens it
yes, you have to avoid drinking alcohol
best of luck to you
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Yes I understand
When I urinate it.feels very tight compared to how it.used to is this associated with over active bladder
Sometimes I have burning too
these symptoms could be due to urethritis
or inflammation of the urethra
urethritis can come from sexual activity or from irritation from alcohol
or sometimes a viral infection can irritate the urethra.
the urethra is the urine tube through the prostate and through the penis.
Is it normal for these symptoms to come on suddenly? what could cause it? I can't seem to find an obvious reason for it to have happened
yes, sometimes urethritis can come on suddenly.
excessive anxiety can cause this
or something you drank.
caffeine or alcohol can irritate the urethra.
What sort of treatments are available for this
avoid alcohol and caffeine
drink more regular water and fluids
the more fluids you drink, the more flushed out your bladder and urethra will be.
if you are not drinking enough water or fluids, this can cause burning when you pee.
are you drinking enough fluids during the day?
Yes but if I drink more it doesn't make a difference just causes me to pee a lot more which is the problem at hand
Terrible dilema for me
no, you want drink more.
more peeing is ok.
and is healthier for your kidneys and bladder.
you need to be peeing and urinating regularly
not drinking water is not a good idea.
I do drink water
But when I increase the amount I drink it makes my problem worse
drinking more water will make you urinate more frequently.
talk to your doctor about medications which could help decrease bladder spasms.
I drink the same amount of fluid which I always have a balanced amount and eat a balanced diet
Yet my urination is more frequent and irritable
that could be from overactive bladder muscles.
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