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Frequent Urination But Small Amount?
Oct 16, 2011

Hi hope someone can help me on here. For the past few days, and rather suddenly, I started having a strong constant urge to pee, to the point that I would go every few minutes. It kept me awake at night too. I thought I would rule out any possible std, so I first went to the health clinic where they gave me an injection of Ceftriaxone (an antibiodic) and 2 tablets of Zithromax. Later that night I got really sick and ran a fever of 100 but it soon passed. Today I went to my actual Dr and he gave me a Urinealysis which came back negative for any infection. He also did a culture, which will take a few days to come back. He didn't give me anymore antibiodics since he said the shot I had would have covered any infection..However, I'm still feeling pressure and the constant need to pee. Like every few minutes, but I'm not producing much pee at all when I go...even after I drink a still seems like there isn't much pee...color-wise it looks okay just clear/yellow. The doctor told me I shouldn't be worried about a prostate problem since I'm young (29). But why am I having this constant need to pee if the urinealysis was negative? Would it have shown any cystitis if it was there? How much longer should I give this to clear up, or will it? I have only been drinking water and juice, and one sprite earlier...Also I am on Atripla for about a year, with few issues so far on it. Would really appreciate some input, thanks!

Response from Dr. Henry

Many conditions can cause urinary frequency. Many non-HIV drugs can create a sense of urgency (your Atripla might but would be usual after doing well for a year) as can many bladder problems that are not infections (such as interstitial cystitis), even stress or chemicals like caffeine or chocolate can worsen the problem. In many cases a consultation by a urologist is recommended to assess bladder capacity/residual/prostate status. KH

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