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A 21-year-old member asked:

If you feel like you have to pee, but nothing comes out, what can be the problem?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
See your doctor: If this is a frequent occurrence, there can be a number of causes. If there is blood in the urine and you have pain when urinating, this could be a kidney stone. For men, an enlarged prostate can be the culprit. Usually an infection causes increased urination but difficulty urinating can still be a symptom. In all cases, you should see a doctor for a thorough evaluation.
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Urgency: Urinary urgency has many potential causes. The first step is to rule out cystitis (female) or prostatitis (male). See a physician and have a urinalysis and urine culture. Also, avoid known bladder irritants like caffeine and alcohol.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Please explain what it means when it feels like you have to pee and nothing comes out ?

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Dr. Charles Witten
Urology 28 years experience
Urge but no pee: This describes a spasm of the bladder which can occur spontaneously, unassociated with any other urinary symptoms and is often called Overactive Bladder. Similar sx occur with uti
A 18-year-old female asked:

I pee a little then it feels like i have to go again but nothing comes out and it burns what could this mean?

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Dr. Sam Brancato
Urology 15 years experience
UTI: Your symptoms are most consistent with a bladder infection.
New York, NY
A 18-year-old female asked:

What can it be, i feel the urge to pee when i go nothing comes out?

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Dr. Victoria Wang
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Possible infection: If this is a new and sudden symptom, you might have a bladder infection. Push fluids, take vitamin c and cranberry juice. If the symptoms persist, you should go see your physician. A bladder infection can progress into a kidney infection if left untreated.
Randallstown, MD
A 20-year-old female asked:

When i pee and i'm done i still feel the urge to pee but nothing comes out?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Bladder infection: This is a classical presentation of a urinary tract infection.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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