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Feeling like you have to pee all the time

This is directed more toward males:

Does anyone with a severe flare of UC feel like the have to pee all the time but most times can’t or have to force it out and have a weak stream. Also, embarrassingly, have difference in their ejaculations? Small amount of semen that weakly dribbles out.

I feel these two are related, and maybe the inflammation is pressing on something causing the issue. The constant feeling that I need to pee sometimes drives me crazy. The other issue, much less important or bothersome but wanted to see if anyone also had an opinion.

I also have days where my legs feel very sore or heavy. Often goes hand in hand with the days i feel that constant urgency to urinate.

If anyone could shed light on this or let me know if they have had similar issues I would appreciate it.

I’m assuming it’s just more secondary manifestations of this awful disease.


  1. HI 1,

    I would definitely reach out to your GI and let him/her know about your symptoms. Although I am a female, I can relate to the urgency and feeling of having to use the restroom a lot. Of course, I am not a doctor, but I do believe the inflammation has something to do with this as these symptoms only occur when I am in a bad flare.

    As far as legs feeling sore and heavy, I have experienced this as well. I find that when this happens to me I am anemic and dehydrated.

    Definitely reach out to your doctor though. You may need to get some imaging done so they can pinpoint inflammation or not.

    Keep us posted.

    Hugs, Elizabeth (team member)

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