Urinary pressure, or urgent urination, is a condition that causes discomfort, pressure in the lower abdomen and an urge to urinate. Urgent urination has several causes and may require a doctor’s care.
Urinary Tract Infection
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, a urinary tract infection is a common cause of urinary pressure. A urinary tract infection causes bladder inflammation, which reduces the urine holding capacity of the bladder.
Other Common Causes
Prostate problems, pregnancy and diabetes are common causes of urinary pressure or urinary urgency.
Less Common Causes
Urinary pressure may result from bladder cancer or a dysfunction of the bladder.
Drugs and Therapy Causes
People who take diuretic drugs or receive radiation therapy may develop urinary pressure.
Drinking more liquids than the bladder can hold may result in urinary pressure that may result in urinary incontinence. Caffeinated and alcoholic beverages are more likely to cause urinary pressure.
When to See a Doctor
Patients should see a doctor right away if urinary pressure is accompanied by pain in the side or back, fever or vomiting. People with bloody or cloudy urine, an unusual discharge from the vagina or penis and urinary incontinence should get medical help as soon as possible.
Signs & Symptoms of Urinary Urgency
The bladder is the hollow organ that stores urine. The detrusor muscle in the bladder wall contracts to empty the bladder. The...
What Causes the Urge to Urinate?
Urination. It is something we all do, several times a day, without even thinking about it. It is just a part of...
UTI & Abdominal Pain
A urinary tract infection is often simply referred to as a UTI. It's an uncomfortable and painful infection that attacks the human...
High Blood Pressure & Infection
High blood pressure can be caused by lifestyle habits, a chronic condition or a family history of it. In some cases an...
How to Get Rid of Bladder Pressure
Urinary issues can cause numerous problems; one of the most common is the feeling of pressure on one's bladder. This pressure can...
How to Set the Pressure for a Water Bladder Tank
Private residential water wells often use either captive air or an internal air bladder to maintain pressure inside a water storage tank....