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A 19-year-old male asked:

i cannot pee while standing next to others in a public loo? please help?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Probably nothing: Unless you have a problem urinating with privacy, you are normal. This is thought due to simple anxiety related to the circumstances such as exposing oneself where others might see. The main point i can make is this is an extremely normal occurance and usually means nothing. If you are greatly distressed by this, see a physician.
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Paruresis.: Paruresis is the avoidance of, or the inability to use the toilet in the presence of others. It is listed in the dsm-iv, the classification manual used by psychiatrists, as a social phobia. This can be a serious condition & an issue in cases of employer-based urine drug screening. For those who experience significant anxiety, treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy & support groups exist.

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A 44-year-old male asked:

When i require to pee. I need to go asap. When I do reach the toilet my pee takes a few seconds to start and when it does it is not a strong flow. ?

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
See answer: If your symptoms are of relatively acute onset, one needs to consider a possible UTI or prostatitis (non-bacterial most commonly). If they have been going on for a while, most likely related to a combination of overactive bladder and obstruction from the bladder neck or prostate (former more common given your age of 44). Recommend see a urologist to get an accurate diagnosis.
Canada
A 23-year-old female asked:

When I pee I look in the toilet and looks like there is oil in toilet?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Urine check: certain proteins will cause a film to float to the surface of toilet water. This is not oilo and is considered normal. For peace of mind- have urine checked by your physician.
Vancouver, WA
A 44-year-old female asked:

I keep having dreams where I am sitting on the toilet and I start to pee, literally. What can I do?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Dreams: It was long ago, but that happened to me and fortunately it was only being chronically over-tired. Till you get a solution, consider adult diapers at night. Think about your overall exhaustion level and have a good exam to rule out UTI issues or other urine conditions. Once you know you are healthy, look into diet/exercise, timing of fluid intake and general sleep health.
A 27-year-old male asked:

This morning I felt like I wanted to pee, but couldn't hold it just before I got to the toilet. Hence I felt a drop of it coming out, and to my supris?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: The scenario of how you peed could be normal for you if you have been peeing with a steady continual flow, feeling an emptying bladder, and having no recurrence. If not as depicted, seek evaluation and counseling by following instructions described in articles listed on http://formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. Thereby you can work well with doc so to reach right diagnosis/care.
United Kingdom
A 41-year-old female asked:

I feel like I need to constantly go the toilet (Pee). Every time I drink something. What could cause this?

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Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 37 years experience
See MD: A number of conditions, would get a urine test and see family practice. Urinary tract infections and diabetes are common causes of frequent urination.
Dr. Julian Raffoul
Specializes in General Practice
Agree with the above. You also may have a bladder condition (e.g., overactive bladder, etc.). If your tests for diabetes and UTI are NEG, I would recommend being evaluated by a Urologist.
Jun 13, 2018

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