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2 Potential Sudden Urges to Pee Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Mixed Urinary Incontinence

    Incontinence is a medical condition which refers to a person's inability to control when they urinate. Incontinence can be due to stress or urge. Stress incontinence refers to unintentional leakage of urine caused by coughing, sneezing, laughing, or lifting something heavy, while urge incontinence refers to unintentional leakage right after feeling a sudden urge to urinate. Mixed incontinence is a combination of the two.

    This condition may persist for months to years.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    waking up regularly to pee at night, recurring problem with leaking urine, sudden urges to pee, urges to pee upon exertion or heavy breathing
    Symptoms that always occur with mixed urinary incontinence:
    recurring problem with leaking urine
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Urge Urinary Incontinence

    Incontinence is a medical condition which refers to a person's inability to control when they urinate. Urge incontinence refers to unintentional leakage right after feeling a sudden urge to urinate. This is caused by abnormal bladder contractions.

    This condition may persist for months to years.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    waking up regularly to pee at night, recurring problem with leaking urine, sudden urges to pee
    Symptoms that always occur with urge urinary incontinence:
    recurring problem with leaking urine, sudden urges to pee
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Sudden Urges to Pee

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.What is your body mass?

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Sudden Urges to Pee Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced sudden urges to pee have also experienced:

    • 12% Frequent Urination
    • 6% Nausea
    • 3% Rash With Bumps or Blisters
  • People who have experienced sudden urges to pee had symptoms persist for:

    • 50% Over a Month
    • 18% Less Than a Week
    • 14% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced sudden urges to pee were most often matched with:

    • 19% Mixed Urinary Incontinence
    • 19% Urge Urinary Incontinence
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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