A member asked:

Does it make my uti worse if i often press down quite hard on my bladder to check if my bladder is empty? or hurt my bladder to do this?

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Dr. Charles Gordon answered

Specializes in Adolescent Medicine

Emptying bladder: U, as an adult, can't empty your bladder by exerting external pressure on your abdominal wall though you might encourage some extra urine flow. You could get some catheters and self catherterize yourself if you think it is truly necessary to empty your bladder.

Answered 11/20/2016

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