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:
Do you feel a frequent need to urinate, even when your bladder is empty?
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ No, definitely not
→ Yes, sometimes
→ Yes, often
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.