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What does it mean if you have to pee but you cant and it hurts

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Prostate if male: Benign prostatic hypertrophy (prostate enlargement) may present like this however this usually occurs in males past middle age. If younger, you worry ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Likely, UTI, but...: The most common cause for the described scenario is urinary tract infection, which has to be confirmed with further detailed history + physical exam + ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Golden
20 years experience Urology
Urinary Retention: Many causes for the inability to pee and associated pain. The most common cause in men is enlargement of the prostate (bph). Some of the other cause ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: It could be a urinary tract infection (uti), most commonly caused by a bacteria in the bladder. Infection in the urethra can also cause discomfort, an ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Possible UTI.: The symptoms and signs you are describing are classic indications of a urinary tract infection. I recommend you see your physician for a workup and po ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Uti: Urgency o need to void Frequency needing to void often Dysuria or burning during urination all suggest a urinary tract infection A clean catch urinary ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Could be due to: urethral inflammation or infection to include STD. Have you had it checked?
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
painful bladder: You may have a urinary tract infection, you could have a condition calle interstitial cystitis, or you could have bladder stone, or merely what's comm ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
24 years experience Urology
Infection: If this is a recent event, you may have an infection. Get evaluated and see if you need treatment.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Probably infection: You should see physician to investigate for urinary tract infection. Usually blood at beginning of stream more likely urethra. At end of stream can be ... Read More
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