Constant feeling of having to urinate is one of the most obvious symptoms of an imminent bladder infection. This is especially true if you are feeling other symptoms alongside this frequent urge to urinate. Although constant feeling of needing to pee could also be a direct result of other bladder issues such as having an overactive bladder, getting the condition checked by your doctor is best. Your doctor would most likely run a test on your urine to determine the underlying cause of the frequent urination urge.
If your urine has been tested positive for an infection, you would generally be prescribed a course of antibiotics to help get rid of the urinary tract infection (UTI). There are also times where it is entirely possible that your doctor would just run a diagnosis simply by listening and taking note of your description of the signs and symptoms that you are experiencing to determine whether you are having an UTI or not.
In general, some of the more apparent symptoms of a bladder infection are as below:
1. Burning pee.
2. Painful or burning sensation when urinating.
3. Frequent urination with strong urges and little urine volume each time you go.
4. Constant feeling of having to urinate.
5. Feeling the urge even right after you have emptied your bladder.
6. Blood in urine or cloudy urine.
In more severe cases, symptoms like fever, nausea and chills might occur but these are generally signs of the infection having reached your kidneys. Kidney infection is a very serious issue and should not be taken lightly. If you think you have experienced these symptoms in addition to constant feeling of having to urinate especially with the onset of back pain, seek medical help immediately. Kidney infection (or pyelonephritis) is a serious condition but if treated early, the kidney can be spared from damage.
Nevertheless, if your condition is caused by bladder infection, which is a very common condition among women, you can try some self-help remedies to get rid of the infection yourself. You can try bladder infection home remedy with cranberry and see if your condition gets better. However if your condition does not get any better or worsened considerably over the next one or two day; talk to your doctor about your constant feeling of having to urinate. Your doctor’s medication will usually help get rid of your bladder infection within a week.