| | Can't feel when I have to urinate
This just started happening this summer. I have had to hold my bladder before with no ill effects on car trips, etc. Sometimes I would feel like I had to pee but would fall asleep and when I would wake up I would feel a bit of pain in my bladder. But I think I finally held it too long this time.
I am not able to feel the pressure that tells me I need to urinate until my bladder is so full it's painful. After I urinate, I feel abdominal pain and pain in my back where my kidneys are. I'm trying to be mindful and pay attention --I try to remember to go try to urinate a few hours after drinking--but I often get sidetracked or absorbed in a good book and don't realize I have to go to the bathroom until my bladder is full and painful.
What could be causing this? Could this be permanent?