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Constant Urination - No other symptoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 9, 2010
  • 09:26 PM

Howdy there.

I'm a 25 year old male, typically in quality health aside from occasional soar throats (which I knock out fast with Theraflu). I'm also a big fan of cranberry juice and was even drinking it before the following occured.

Two weeks ago I started waking up at night to pee, which compounded with having to urinate 5-7 times a day. A week later I went to the doctor because this wasn't "normal." I had been drinking the same amount of fluids I always had. By then I was urinating 6-9 times a day and still waking up once a night to pee.

The doctor put me in Cipro, which I took for 7 days straight. It did absolutely nothing to reduce this one symptom. In fact all it did was add the antibiotic's side-effects (nausea, diarrhea).

Yesterday I saw the doctor again (he told me to see him in one week if nothing happened) and he's taken me off Cipro, and I now have to wait 5 days to have a urine culture this Saturday. I'm still peeing, and at about 7-10 times a 24 hour span now. I also woke up last night twice to urinate, which is one more than normal.

Again, I have no real pain. I've had a few "sensations" of burning, that don't really last, that have taken place over the last few weeks. I may be fabricating these feelings from my mind, due to anxiety or stress over the situation. Which isn't helped by a lot of real life stress going on at the moment that has nothing to do with this.

I'm not sure what is wrong. I'd like to hope it's a UTI or something because that's treatable, but the doctor worried me when said, "Cipro works in 98% of all these situations." Which is why he didn't have a urine culture done when I first came in to see him. Also, I don't have cloudy urine, a weird smell, or the constant burning/pain that seems to go with UTI. I just need to pee a lot. Oh, and when I urinate it's typically not a little amount.

(this isn't Diabetes btw, this was a concern of mine and it was confirmed negative)

UTI would make sense given me needing to pee so much to conceivably flush out bacteria, but yeah...I'm waiting 5 days now, and it's highly frustrating to be told by the doctor he isn't sure what's wrong and the best pill for the job didn't work.

Any advice/help, ideas would be massively appreciated.

Thanks!

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  • It's still going on. No pain really. The urine culture showed up a NEGATIVE for UTI. This has been concerning. I'd like to have an MRI to see what's up, but I have no insurance. Perhaps it could be overactive bladder syndrome or something...but that's typically in women (80%) opposed to men; who are far older than me.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 2, 2010
    • 00:21 AM
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  • It's still going on. No pain really. The urine culture showed up a NEGATIVE for UTI. This has been concerning. I'd like to have an MRI to see what's up, but I have no insurance. Perhaps it could be overactive bladder syndrome or something...but that's typically in women (80%) opposed to men; who are far older than me.I recently had the same problem. Went to Dr. and was told it was bladder spasms. She told me to cut down on milk, soda, and spices . In less than a week, i was back to normal.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 10, 2010
    • 01:17 AM
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