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My 90-year-old mother has over six urgencies of urinating during one day and night. Each time lasts about an hour but no urine comes out.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Since about four months ago my 90-year-old mother started to have urgencies of urinating. Each time she would try to urinate for about an hour by sitting and standing, but no urine comes out. When she does have urine, the process is quick and normal.
She's physically weak and cannot stand up by herself. She would ask caretakers to help her sit on toilet and stand up back and forth for about an hour. Sometimes she would wake up over three times during the night, and calling for help to urinate. This puts great burden on the caretakers. She refuses to try to urinate into her diaper either sitting or laying on bed.
Abdomen ultra-sound and CT, and urinalysis did not reveal anything abnormal.
Around the time this started to happen, she had back pain and was diagnosed with vertebrae fracture and had Vertebroplasty. Her spine is severely curved to her right. Now there's no back pain. But the repeated urgency of urinating is getting worse.
Before this started happening four months ago, she's mentally sound, though could barely walk. Now, sometimes she's confused where she's at or misidentifies people around her. Doctors do not have definite diagnosis, guessing resulting from nerve damage from vertebrae fracture and/or dementia.
Seeking for treatment or anything can relieve the symptom.