Pelvic floor excercise will save you from the horror of wetting your bed

I feel the urge to urinate every 15 minutes but when I go to the bathroom I hardly urinate. What is this?
Frequent passage of urine could

Published: 08th February 2017 10:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th February 2017 05:34 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: I feel the urge to urinate every 15 minutes but when I go to the bathroom I hardly urinate. What is this?
Frequent passage of urine could be because of an irritative cause like infection, which irritates your bladder and make you pass urine often or it could be due to obstruction - where due to some obstruction in the urine passage you are unable to empty your bladder and have to go frequently.

A urine test and an ultrasound scan will identify the pathology and allow your urologist to treat you.

After using the public bathroom in a bus-stand, I have been feeling a burning sensation. Is this an infection and is there a possibility of UTI? 

Burning sensation in the urine along with frequency, fever with chills and occasionally blood stained urine are symptoms of urinary infection.Kindly get a urine test and meet your doctor, so appropriate treatment can be started.

I am 34-years-old male. Five minutes after urinating I feel there is some urine left in the bladder. So I go back to toilet to finish it. Sometimes I go twice. There are times when I don’t go but the urine comes anyhow. It has been happening since 3-4 months now. 

There is a possibility you may not be emptying your bladder every time you pass urine.This could happen if there is a possible narrowing in the urine passage or rarely, your bladder is weak and unable to push all your urine out.Simple investigations like an ultrasound and a test to measure your urine flow called Uroflowmetry will help delineate the cause and allow your urologist to investigate and treat it appropriately.

I am 18-year-old female and I have been wetting my bed for few weeks now. Every time I drink water before going to bed, I wake up in the morning on a wet bed. I do not even remember it. What is this and how can I get rid of this?

This condition which you are suffering from is called Nocturnal Enuresis. Do consult your urologist who will do a few tests including an ultrasound scan and urine tests. Based on these results, various ways to treat this condition include behavioural modifications like controlling water intake and practicing pelvic floor exercises and also prescribing appropriate medications.

I am in a sexually active relationship. But when I am in action I feel a desperate urge to urinate. Is this a common problem because I have never experienced it before. 

The urinary bladder and the urethra (urinary passage) are in close proximity to the vagina and the adjoining structures in a female.

During intercourse and especially in certain positions, there is more pressure exerted on the bladder and urethra due to their anatomical position - which makes you feel like urinating. This feeling is totally normal and with time it should pass and you will be comfortable.It’s also advisable to pass urine before intercourse and also immediately after.

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