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A male asked:

I am retaining 350 to 550 cc's after voiding. is that abnormal?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Yes,: that is an abnormal post void residual. Most common reason in a male would be prostate enlargement. Talk to your doc about the results.
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Dr. Gregory Carter
Urology 41 years experience
Yes, get checked out: The normal bladder empties completely with urination. Urine can be retained in the bladder for two main reasons. Obstruction in the pathway from the bladder to the outside, usually caused by prostate gland enlargement or scar tissue (structure) in the urethra. Damage of the nerves to the bladder, or the bladder muscle fibers, decrease the bladder's ability to expel urine. You are retaining a lot.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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