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Old 03-25-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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I sometimes get a sensation in my urinary area that is warm/tight as if I have to urinate even though I don't. The sensation is also in my lower stomach a little. It doesn't last very long but it's annoying.

All I know is that it has to do with nerves, and drinking cranberry juice might help. Is there a name for it? Do women also have it?

I often drive 7up with a small amount of vodka at night. Lately this has been triggering the sensation. But I've had other times when it happened for no reason.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:07 PM
 
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I sometimes get a sensation in my urinary area that is warm/tight as if I have to urinate even though I don't. The sensation is also in my lower stomach a little. It doesn't last very long but it's annoying.

All I know is that it has to do with nerves, and drinking cranberry juice might help. Is there a name for it? Do women also have it?

I often drive 7up with a small amount of vodka at night. Lately this has been triggering the sensation. But I've had other times when it happened for no reason.
I'm assuming you're a man based on your user name. How old are you and have you been checked for BPH (an enlarged prostate)?
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:42 PM
 
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In women it's a urinary tract infection (UTI). Men can get them but less frequently.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:03 PM
 
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Poster is a man as his question about "do women get it" tells the tale.

OP it's generally a prostrate that is starting to enlarge and squeezing other things around it. Need to have a doctor check it out.

You can also google 'prostrate problems and urination'.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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I am a man, over 45.

Could the problem be caused by dehydration? I have a lot of weird quirks and I don't drink as much liquid as most people.

Last night I drank some plain water first, and then my 7up and vodka, and I felt okay. Maybe that was it....
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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Drinks with caffeine in it will make you want to go more. At 45 I'd have my prostrate checked. It doesn't hurt and if you do it annually, as doctors recommend, then you'll have a record to see how rapidly or how much it's increased each year. If a problem is starting to evolve it's safer and cheaper to correct it in the early stages than paying the price having it removed later on.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:11 AM
 
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Drinks with caffeine in it will make you want to go more. At 45 I'd have my prostrate checked. It doesn't hurt and if you do it annually, as doctors recommend, then you'll have a record to see how rapidly or how much it's increased each year. If a problem is starting to evolve it's safer and cheaper to correct it in the early stages than paying the price having it removed later on.
You are confusing prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The OP, in all likelihood, has the beginning stages of BPH. There is no proven way to correct it in the early stages. For advanced BPH, there is a procedure (TURP) that removes part of the prostate. Wikipedia has a good writeup on BPH. I have been living with it since around age 50.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benign_...ic_hyperplasia

http://men.webmd.com/prostate-enlarg...topic-overview

http://www.medicinenet.com/benign_pr...ia/article.htm

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Old 03-27-2013, 12:56 AM
 
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From: How to Improve Prostate Health: 7 steps - wikiHow >>>Make sure you do not ignore prostate problems. If an enlarged prostate is not corrected, it can lead to more serious problems including urinary tract infections, kidney and bladder stones and other problems with your kidneys and bladder.

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:06 AM
 
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the probability is that your symptoms are due to one of 3 things: urinary tract infection (more common in women, but possible in men too), benign prostatic hypertrophy (smooth, regular enlargement of the prostate gland), or overactive bladder - carbonated drinks (e.g. 7up) can make this worse.

in any event, if your symptoms have been going on for a while, or are not resolving, you should get yourself along to a doctor for some fairly simple investigations to elucidate the cause, and start treatment - which may be something as simple as a course of antibiotics.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:27 AM
 
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From: How to Improve Prostate Health: 7 steps - wikiHow >>>Make sure you do not ignore prostate problems. If an enlarged prostate is not corrected, it can lead to more serious problems including urinary tract infections, kidney and bladder stones and other problems with your kidneys and bladder.

I'm just the messenger.
The information on this site is OK but it appears the purpose of this site is to steer people to the Prostate Pills Reviewed website. If your click on the FTC Disclosure on the bottom of the Prostate Pills Reviewed website it says, "we want you as a visitor to understand that in some instances we get paid a commission to endorse products or services on this site." You will also not finding any medical journal research backing up any of their claims.

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the probability is that your symptoms are due to one of 3 things: urinary tract infection (more common in women, but possible in men too), benign prostatic hypertrophy (smooth, regular enlargement of the prostate gland), or overactive bladder - carbonated drinks (e.g. 7up) can make this worse.

in any event, if your symptoms have been going on for a while, or are not resolving, you should get yourself along to a doctor for some fairly simple investigations to elucidate the cause, and start treatment - which may be something as simple as a course of antibiotics.
The incidence of true urinary tract infection (UTI) in adult males younger than 50 years is low (approximately 5-8 per year per 10,000) according to Medscape and UTI can be related to BPH. The OP did not mention anything about frequent urination so it does not appear to be an overactive bladder.
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