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Hi there, Thanks for your question. If I don't respond immediately, it is because I am either in the OR or traveling. I will get back to you ASAP.
Yes, constipation can lead to incomplete bladder emptying and urgency of urination. The incomplete emptying can lead to UTIs. Lower spine problems can lead to retention of urine as well
You may need to see a urologist to have an ultrasound of the bladder done to see if you are having trouble emptying the bladder
You may need to be taught timed and double voiding where you urinate every 4 hours and then go back to urinate 5 minutes after you finish urinating to completely empty the bladder
Hope this helps
i recently had an embarrassing incident with a girlfriend,my doctor thinks this is not his problem since i refuse any medications now....my urgency and frequency are not normal, do i need a new doctor?
i saw him yesterday and nothing he has done has improved my back problem,now i have this other problem.it going on 6 months
Well it sounds to me like this new onset urgency and incontinence is related to a possible infection. The only way to treat an infection is either with 3-4 glasses of cranberry juice per day over 2-3 days or antibiotics. If cranberry juice does not work in 3 days, then you need to take antibiotics to cure this.
any brand suggestions?
Any brand is fine as long as it is real cranberry juice. There is a cranberry supplement called Cytex that can help as well. You can buy this at Walmart.
i can make my own, this has been very frustrating to me,i have lost everything and do have a lawyer.....thank you for your advice
My husband who has fairly severe dementia was diagnosed