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GKMCA
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   Posted 4/21/2011 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a problem with my pee.  I cannot hold it too long.  If I merely get the idea in my head that I might need to urinate, I must do so immediately.  I am taking pills that are supposed to help, but they don't.
 
Has anybody here got this problem?  What can be done about it?
 
Gerry

clocknut
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   Posted 4/21/2011 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   

Gerry, I suspect that many of us have had this symptom, but the cause of it can only be diagnosed by a visit to your doctor.  It could represent anything from a urinary tract infection to an enlarged prostate, or any one of a number of other causes.  Urinary urgency can certainly be a problem, and you should see your doctor, or possibly a urologist to determine the cause.

 


GKMCA
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   Posted 4/22/2011 12:42 AM (GMT -6)   
about "urgency". I HAVE seen my doctor and he gave me a prescription for TAMSULOSIN HCL TABS.  I take one every day.  They haven't helped.
 
By the way, I am an old fogie aged 84.
 
Has anyone any other suggestion?  I'd sure like to hear it.
 
Gerry

NutmegCT
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   Posted 4/23/2011 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Just my two cents: far as I can tell, the tamsulosin is used to help you urinate. Not to cut down on urgency.

For me, the BIG urgency problem is food/beverage that irritates the bladder. Things like coffee, tea, cola, chocolate, peppers, onions, etc. cause a LOT of urgency. Can't delay racing to the bathroom.

I eliminated all the "bladder irritants" from my diet, and the urgency has 99% disappeared.

Here's a list to get you started. Probably won't hurt to try eliminating them, and see if it helps.

http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/utsw/cda/dept22047/files/144455.html

Hope this helps.
Tom
seed implant 2/1/11
Age 62, Biopsy September 2010.
PSA 4.8, Gleason 3+3, Stage T1c, 4/12 positive cores at 10-40%.
Palladium 103 implant February 1, 2011.

JoeFL
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   Posted 4/23/2011 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
GKMCA,

I have recently experienced more urgency that I have for 6 months. My uro suggested that I go to two tamsulosin per day. They are supposed to help with both urinating as well as frequency. It seems to be helping.

I also suspect that I should be following Nutmeg's advice above. I do avoid the caffiene versions of tea/coffee/soda but drink the "non" versions. I also like spicy stuff and chocolate....a lot. If I get worse instead of better, I'll start cutting some of this stuff out.

Joe
Age 68 PSA 4.5 Biopsy 9/4/09 Bostwick Labs 5 of 8 sections (5 of 11 cores) positive-Gleason 3+3=6 Stage T1
BT on 12/11/09 (84 seeds of Palladium 103) Home same day/no catheter. Some burning, frequency, urgency for 6 weeks. No incontinence, mild ED. 25 IGRT sessions ending 3/22/10 - some fatigue until 30 days after last treatment. PSA as of 4/14/11 - 0.1
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