What Causes False Urges To Urinate?
False urges to urinate can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose false urges to urinate, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "false urges to urinate" as a symptom. Here are three possibilities:
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Ovarian Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
frequent daytime urination
major unexplained weight loss
occasional abdominal discomfort
constant significant bloating
blood in urine
frequent unexplained fevers
using water treated with chlorine
intermittent abdominal fullness
... and more than 20 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of false urges to urinate:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Urinary Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about false urges to urinate:
Do you feel a frequent need to urinate, even when your bladder is empty?
→ Don't know
→ No, definitely not
→ Yes, sometimes
→ Yes, often
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either no false urges to urinate or feeling false urges to urinate, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
A frequent need to urinate even when the bladder is empty is one of the main symptoms of bladder cancer.
Urinary urgency, burning or spasms are possible early warning signs.