You know for years I have not a "leaky" bladder and frequency. Nothing I could not live with but took tests for infection, tried the bladder medications, etc. Now after being diagnosed with UC I do believe that they are related. My "diagnosis" is that the inflammed colon and rectum (in my case) swollen and pressing on the bladder so it seems to be more full than normal. When it gets near morning and my colon is "full" so is my frequency of urination. After BMs bladder is quieter. Now that I am taking prednisone - leaking is there (I am 68) but frequency is a lot less. Just what happening to me! I have not pursued this with urologist but may in the future.
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines, Canasa, etc. Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred.
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. for two more weeks and then down to 15 mg.etc. Added 6-MP Feb. 28.
Added Anusol suppositories - March 16 - see doc in 3 months.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.