What is it?

Urinary urgency is an urgent need to pee, which does not depend on whether the bladder is full or not. Urinary urgency may be caused due to overactive bladder in which the bladder puts pressure on the urethra, urinary tract infections, consuming a lot of caffeine or alcohol, interstitial cystitis, prostate infection, enlarged prostate, medication side effect, diabetes, and others.

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Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination. Further evaluation may include imaging and bladder function tests.


Treatment depends on the underlying cause and may include lifestyle changes such as avoiding caffeine and drinking less, bladder training, pelvic floor muscles physical therapy and medications such as antimuscarinics.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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Frequently asked questions
Can urinary urgency be a symptom of a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Does drinking a lot of fluid cause urinary urgency?
Can lifestyle changes help manage urinary urgency?
Can bladder diverticulum lead to urinary tract infections (UTIs)?

☝ The content of this answer is based solely on historical posts and comments generated by users on Alike. This tool is not a substitute for professional medical advice, and you should always consult with your physicians before making any changes to your medical care or treatment plan.

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