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I'm a 28 year old male. Within the last month I've developed what I guess is a bit of stress urinary incontinence and frequent urination in general: I feel like my bladder doesn't completely empty, and certain movements or exertions (running, sitting or standing in a certain way, bending over) cause drops to leak out.
Saw my primary care doctor 5 days ago, he just sort of assumed it was a UTI and gave me doxycycline. Started the doxy even though I was pretty confident it wasn't a UTI (there's absolutely no pain or burning associated with this). Culture came back negative for infection today, so I stopped the doxy.
Saw the urologist today. Bladder ultrasound was normal, he said my bladder looked to have completely emptied after having me go. Checked my prostate, said it seemed fine. He's saying it might just be a stress (psychological stress) thing. Gave me RapaFlo to try... hesitant on it, but I guess I will.
I'm kind of willing to believe the stress thing... sometimes I'll notice I don't think about it for a while, and I'll go for hours without noticing anything, where other times it feels like it's all I can think about and accordingly I run to the restroom a lot. On the other hand... there are times where I feel like I'm relaxed, and it just starts out of nowhere.
Been wondering whether it's a pelvic floor muscle thing, but I'm not sure why that would have started out of nowhere.
Anyone ever deal with anything like this? Any opinions on whether this is simply an anxiety thing, or whether something else might be going on? It's very distressing... even if I'm not like full-on having accidents, even feeling a drop gets it into my head.
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