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Always Wanting to go to the Toilet

Published: May 14, 2012
Dear TeenHealthFX,

SERIOUS PROBLEM: I would like to start off by saying that I am in the UK and I’m 13 (and was wondering if you would give me a web address for a UK website like FX). My problem (and it's big) is that I seem to always want to go to the toilet. And I know that everyone says (weak bladder) but I think this is something more serious than that. See I need to go every 5 minutes. (I've been able to ejaculate for 2 yeah, and masturbate everyday) We I go to wee nothing much comes out. Even after days of not ejaculating it still doesn't make any difference. I can't sleep. I find that when I am cold it doesn’t happen as much.

Signed: Always Wanting to go to the Toilet

Dear Always Wanting to go to the Toilet,


Unfortunately, TeenHealthFX cannot diagnose problem over the Internet, as only a doctor can do that. You should go to your doctor and get checked out, because the frequency of urination (which is what you're describing) can be caused by things other than just a weak bladder, and most of them can be treated with medication.


Frequent urination is one of the most common symptoms of a urinary tract infection, also known as a bladder infection. When you have a bladder infection, bacteria grows in the bladder and irritates the bladder wall. This causes pain as soon as a very small amount of urine reaches the bladder wall. To soothe the pain, the body sends signals that you need to urinate to get rid of the urine, so you end up going to the bathroom much more often than usual. Some other signs of a urinary tract infection include:


  • . Burning or pain with urination.
  • . Frequent urge to urinate without being able to pass much urine.
  • . Urgent need to urinate.
  • . Sense of incomplete emptying of the bladder.
  • . Blood in the urine- urine may look red, brown, or pink.

In addition, frequent urination could also be caused by several other medical conditions, such as diabetes or inflammation of the prostate gland of epididymous (though these are more common in older men). It is unlikely that frequent masturbation would have any effect on the frequency of urination.


It's important for you to see a doctor as soon as possible about this. Most diseases that could cause frequent urination can be treated very easi1y with medications- having to go to the bathroom all the time is probably pretty annoying for you, and it's disrupting your sleep- you should get checked out and treated so you can get back to enjoying life as a teenager! 


As far as websites in the UK here are two you can check out. Stay Healthy – Patient UK and BUPA .


Signed: TeenHealthFX