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Your Sudden Urges to Pee May Also be Known as:
No warning when i have to pee
Suddenly have to pee

Top 2 Sudden Urges to Pee Causes

  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.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own before seeking medical consultation. You can try using the bathroom at regular intervals to minimize leaking, as well as doing Kegel exercises regularly to strengthen muscles involved in urine control. If symptoms persist, a doctor may be able to suggest some medications and other more invasive avenues of treatment.

    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.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own before seeking medical consultation. You can try using the bathroom at regular intervals to minimize leaking, as well as doing Kegel exercises regularly to strengthen muscles involved in urine control. If symptoms persist, a doctor may be able to suggest some medications and other more invasive avenues of treatment.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    recurring problem with leaking urine, sudden urges to pee, waking up regularly to pee at night
    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.Has your accidental urination gotten better or worse?
  • Q.How long has your accidental urination been going on?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.How severe is your persistent urge to urinate?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our sudden urges to pee symptom checker.

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Sudden Urges to Pee Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 14% Frequent Urination
    • 7% Nausea
    • 3% Fever
  • People who have experienced sudden urges to pee had symptoms persist for:

    • 48% 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:

    • 6% Mixed Urinary Incontinence
    • 6% Urge Urinary Incontinence

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