Urinary urgency is the urge to urinate immediately. It happens from sudden build-up of pressure in the bladder and sudden contraction of the muscle wall of the bladder resulting in difficulty to hold urine and urgent need to evacuate the bladder.
Homeopathy offers a very effective treatment for cases of urinary urgency. These medicines act on the root cause. Along with bringing relief, homeopathic medicines also address its attending symptoms like frequent urge to urinate, burning sensation, painful urination, bladder pain and involuntary passage of urine. It is advised to take homeopathic medicines under supervision of a homeopathic physician who will prescribe medicine after a detailed case analysis.
1. Kreosote – Top-grade Medicine
It is a leading medicine for persons who need to hurry up to empty their urinary bladder when they have an urge to urinate. They may also have frequent urination with profuse urine. With the problem usually occuring during the day, sometimes urine passes involuntarily on coughing. Urine may have a very offensive smell where this medicine is required.
2. Merc Sol
Use of this medicine is recommended when there is sudden irresistible urge for urination. Apart from urinary incontinence, frequent urination both during day and night time is present. Sometimes at night urine passes involuntarily. Besides, the bladder region may be sore to touch. Lastly, burning in the urethra may also attend above symptoms.
This natural medicine is prepared from fresh twigs of the plant Thuja Occidentalis having common name ‘Arbor Vitae’. It is beneficial when there is sudden uncontrollable urge to urinate. There is cutting pain in the urethra, and sometimes in the bladder as well, while urinating. Increased frequency of urine is noted at night. Urine may be foul smelling, another symptom that can be present is leakage of urine while coughing.
This medicine is prepared from the plant Petroselinum Sativum, commonly called ‘parsley’. It is helpful when there is a sudden and frequent urge for urination. The urge for urination occurs nearly every half an hour. Excessive pain is felt while urinating. A tingling sensation and pressure in the urethra may also accompany these symptoms.
Cantharis is recommended when there is pain and burning along with urgent need to urinate. The urge to urinate is felt even if there is the smallest quantity of urine in the bladder. There is burning or cutting pain during, before or after urinating. Another symptom that can attend it is heaviness and soreness in the bladder. There may be frequent or ineffectual urge for urination. It is one of the best medicine for cases of urinary tract infection (UTI).
6. Phosphoric Acid
Along with sudden irresistible desire for urination, there is frequent almost constant desire to urinate. Urine passed is copious, the frequency is most marked at night. Before urinating, there is cutting pain while burning sensation is felt in the urethra while urinating.
It is prepared from the plant Pulsatilla Nigricans, commonly known as ‘wind flower’ or ‘pasque flower’. This medicine is well indicated for cases in which there is urgent desire to urinate that seems impossible to delay. Persons needing it can scarcely wait for urination when the urge comes. The area around the bladder may be sore; there is frequent, ineffectual urge to urinate due to pressure on the bladder. Another symptom that can be present is involuntary urination while coughing or passing gas.
This natural medicine is prepared from the plant Equisetum Hyemale, commonly known as ‘Scouring Rush’. It is a prominent medicine for cases in which urination is urgent. In cases requiring it, dull pain in the bladder is there. There is a feeling of pressure in the area around the bladder with frequent and profuse urine. Fullness in the bladder is felt which is not relieved by urinating. Sharp, cutting, burning pain is felt while urinating.
Use of this medicine is considered when there is involuntary dribbling of urine while coughing or sneezing. There is frequent urination and burning sensation is felt while urinating.
Sharp pressing pain in the bladder is felt apart from urgent need to urinate. Pressure on the bladder is attended with a feeling as if urine would be passed instantly. Burning or cutting pain in the urethra is experienced while urinating.
Persons requiring it have sudden desire to urinate and can scarcely hold it. Along with this, there is frequent urination at night. Burning sensation is felt before urinating, while pinching pain is felt in urethra after urinating. The urine has a pungent smell.
12. Baryta Carb
There is a constant urge to urinate apart from the urgency. Burning sensation is felt in the urethra. After urination, dribbling of urine may occur.
13. Natrum Mur
Urine is copious. At night urination is frequent and occurs almost every hour. During urination, burning type of pain is felt. There can also be stitching pain in the bladder. Sometimes, burning or cutting type of pain persists after urination. It is also indicated when there is involuntary urination while laughing, coughing, or sneezing.
What Are The Reasons Behind Urinary Urgency?
It can arise from various reasons. The first among them is UTI – urinary tract infection (an infection in any part of the urinary tract that includes kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra).
Second common cause is OAB – overactive bladder, a condition in which there occurs frequent and sudden uncontrollable urge to urinate. In OAB, the bladder muscles begin to involuntarily contract even from a little amount of urine in the bladder.
Another reason is use of diuretics ( medicines that increase the production of urine) and intake of excessive liquids mainly caffeine or alcohol. Other than this, it can arise in case of BPH – benign prostate hyperplasia (means enlarged prostate gland) or an infection of prostate gland (prostatitis).
Interstitial cystitis (a condition characterized by long-term inflammation in the muscle layer of the urinary bladder) is yet another cause. It can also occur in case of vaginal infection.
Person who are obese and pregnant women can also experience it.
Some other causes include anxiety, tumours in the pelvis, damage to bladder occurring during childbirth or from surgery and radiation therapy to pelvis.
Lastly, diseases like diabetes and multiple sclerosis (an autoimmune disease in which the myelin sheath that cover nerve fibers is damaged) can lead to it.
What Symptoms Can Accompany It?
The urgency to urinate is felt whether the bladder is full or not. Along with this, frequent urge to urinate may be there. In some cases, involuntary passage of urine occurs (urinary incontinence), urine may also leak while coughing or laughing. Pain in the bladder, burning or painful urination may also be there depending on the cause.