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Constant need to do big wees....

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viiswi Thu 08-Feb-18 16:04:07


Over the last couple of years, sometimes Ive felt like I have a urine infection. Doctor tests it wih a strip and nothing.

I also get this feeling a week before my period.

For the last few months Im having it more and more. I do a wee and then need to go again. Its always a big wee too, not a dribble.

Sometimes I feel like Im peeing a small bit in my pants too.

GP did send off a sample and again, nothing.

I do feel a bit sore down below too.

Ive had a pelvic and abdominal ultrasound and nothing apart from gallstones.

I did mention that I drink a lot of water, GP thinks is this. Ive always drunk a lot of water.

Bloods are all OK too.

I do have terrible health anxiety and am due to see the GP again in a couple of weeks.

Im feeling very frustrated and worried.

Thank you xx

ihatethecold Thu 08-Feb-18 16:17:31

Could you be peri menopausal?
I have this. Some days it feels like I need to wee every hour and there’s so much of it.
I’m definitely peri menopausal.

viiswi Thu 08-Feb-18 16:28:22

Hello ihatethecold

I do wonder about this.

My period have been coming a few day earlier and the last one was 5 weeks late - this is why I had the scan.

Have you had any hormone blood tests? I havent.

I am 45.

I dont know where to go from here with the gp.


ihatethecold Thu 08-Feb-18 16:45:51

The gp probably won’t do much. I did have my blood tested and it showed I’m peri but blood tests are not really accurate because they fluctuate so much.
It’s usually diagnosed by symptoms.
I’m in a few fb pages that have tons of confused women joining to query odd goings on.

I was 43 when I realised what was going on.

ihatethecold Thu 08-Feb-18 16:46:31

Menopause matters is another website you can look at to see if you have any other signs.

Backenette Thu 08-Feb-18 16:48:10

Youve ruled out diabetes? Both by a spot blood glucose and an hba1c test?

viiswi Thu 08-Feb-18 19:24:08


Thank you.

I had a full blood count and gp said no diabetes.

It feels like anything I drink goes straight through me!

I dont get up for a wee at night though.


Shednik Sat 10-Feb-18 22:41:46

If you go into a chemist I think they will do a finger prick blood sugar.

sadie9 Sat 10-Feb-18 22:54:49

Do you do any pelvic floor exercises? It sounds like a weak pelvic floor to me. It should improve after a couple of months of daily pelvic floors. The ligaments get softer at different times of the month, due to hormone changes and can stay altered after menopause which is why you are getting symptoms. You could visit a specialist woman's physiotherapist. They can help you measure your fluid intake and bladder output. If you are drinking lots then that's causing the big wees.

viiswi Sun 11-Feb-18 21:31:58


Yes i suppose I do rather guzzle water although I wen t on my son's school trip and hardly drank and I still had the eeling I needed to go.

It really feels like a UTI.

Ive got the GP next week.


Dodie66 Sun 11-Feb-18 21:48:27

How much are you drinking in a day?

viiswi Sun 11-Feb-18 22:16:58


Probably 3 litres of water 2 cups of tea and 2 cups of coffee.


and maybe a small bottle of water if I go out xx

Casmama Sun 11-Feb-18 22:25:39

I really don’t mean to be rude but you are drinking large quantities of liquid and needing to pee a lot - there isn’t really anything surprising about that.

viiswi Sun 11-Feb-18 22:34:05

Hi Casmama

Not rude at all!

Do you think thats too much?

Ive got myself into a state thinking Ive got something wrong with my bladder x

Shednik Sun 11-Feb-18 23:20:37

If you are thirsty enough to drink all that, please test your blood sugar!

Dodie66 Sun 11-Feb-18 23:25:47

Are you drinking because you are thirsty or because you think you should drink that much. The advice given is 1.2 litres per day. I drink a bit more than that but am cutting down. Like you I needed to pee a lot. My doc told me not to drink too much. Looks like you are probably having 4 litres including your teas and coffee. Way too much. No wonder you are peeing a lot

viiswi Mon 12-Feb-18 08:25:34


I do have OCD and I think this might be why Im drinking so much.

I only drink bottled water and constantly have a bottle with me.

Also I don't sip my water, I tend to down it by the glass.


Dodie66 Mon 12-Feb-18 09:03:25

Try cutting down if you can. Too much can be bad for you

viiswi Mon 12-Feb-18 10:19:21

Thank you.

I will try to drink less.


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