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Old 02-24-2013, 12:45 PM   #1
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Bladder problems as a 19 year old male

Hi,

A few months ago I started to get problems with my bladder, I felt desperate to go all the time, even just after going. This was never painful, nor did I ever suffer from incontinence. What this culminated in was me going 20 times a day, expelling something like 30ml and feeling desperate right away again.

I went to a GP. Tests confirm that I don't have any infection/kidney trouble. On his advice and online stuff I've started bladder training. Now I don't need to go so often (it gets worse if I know I've not got any access to a toilet, e.g. car journeys) but if I'm just at home I can hold it effectively indefinitely as long as I don't drink a ridiculous amount. My bladder is improving but the capacity and flow rate are definitely much lower than they used to be.

My main problem now is that I'm just aware of my bladder all the time. No matter what I do, it's always there, even just after going, a small, niggling little worry - or a gigantic one if I truly need to go and cannot. Caffeine is a no-go for me, this morning I had one cup of tea and I was desperate and urinating full capacity within half an hour, as well as every hour following that for 2-3 hours.

I've got an appointment with the Urology dept. of a local hospital in a few weeks, but in the meantime I'm considering going to another GP for a second opinion - my first GP said that I shouldn't use any medication, however with my problem not really getting much better, perhaps that would be the best option right now?

Will this ever get better, or will I be plagued by this forever? It's not too bad, but any car journeys are horrendous for me. It also affects me socially, as alcohol is ruinous with this condition.

 
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