Urinary urgency


Urinary urgency

SignSymptom infobox
Name = Urgency of urination
ICD10 =
ICD9 = ICD9|788.63

Urinary urgency is a sudden, compelling urge to urinate. It is often, though not necessarily, associated with interstitial cystitis, urge urinary incontinence, polyuria and nocturia. Urinary urgency often occurs as a result of irritation and/or inflammation of the urothelium (aka the bladder wall). In interstitial cystitis, urinary frequency and urgency are the hallmark symptoms, in addition to nocturia and dyspareunia. In many cases, however, these symptoms are often exacerbated by the consumption of foods and/or beverages that are high in acid and caffeine, particularly coffees, regular teas, green teas, sodas, diet sodas and, surprisingly, fruit juices. Cranberry juice, for example, often causes extreme urgency in patients with a damaged bladder lining due to its high acid content.

Support Resource

* [http://www.ic-network.com/ Interstitial Cystitis Network (ICN)]

Intervention

* [http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/diet.html Bladder Friendly Diet (aka IC Diet)]
* Behavioural Techniques
* Anti-Cholinergic

See also

*Urination
*Polyuria
*Urinary incontinence#Urge incontinence
* [http://www.webmd.com/content/article/108/109010 Research in Acupuncture and Urinary Urgency]

External links

* http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=18379
* http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/sym/urinary_urgency.htm
* http://www.shands.org/health/information/article/003140.htm

References

* Katharine K. O’Dell & Sarah McGee. "Acupuncture for Urinary Urgency In Women Over 50: What Is the Evidence?". UROLOGIC NURSING - February 2006 - Volume 26 Number 1.


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