2. A persistent and strong urge to urinate
If you have a persistent and strong urge to urinate then this could be indicative of interstitial cystitis. You see, those who suffer from interstitial cystitis will notice an increase in the internal pressure within their bladder. As you can imagine, this increase in pressure can exacerbate the intensity of your urge to urinate.
It can also make the urge more common as even lower levels of urine in your bladder may be detected as a severe overload. If you notice that the urge is not only near-constant but also more intense than usual then this may be indicative of interstitial cystitis. Other conditions can also lead to an increase in the frequency at which you urinate. One such symptom is diabetes. Getting a proper diagnosis will help you identify the problem.