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Dr. Michael Yu
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I have frequent urination. I feel my bladders not empty completely. When ever i go there's a weak stream of urine. And I have constipation.

I have frequent urination. I feel my bladders not empty  completely. When ever i go there's a weak stream of urine. And I have constipation.

Related...: Fix the constipation first and see if that helps. If not, then go see your doctor. You may need to be evaluated for various conditions depending on sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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What can it indicate when you feel like your bladder has emptied completely but it hasn't? If i go again in a few minutes, there's a lot more. No pain

What can it indicate when you feel like your bladder has emptied completely but it hasn't? If i go again in a few minutes, there's a lot more. No pain

Urinary retention: You have a condition known as urinary retention which can be caused by a vaginal prolaps, a lazy or dysfunctional bladder bladder or a neurogenic bladder. In your case it is possible that the antihistamines you are taking may cause retention. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Dan Fisher
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I have MS and I believe my bladder is not completely emptying what will happen if this is the case?

I have MS and I believe my bladder is not completely emptying what will happen if this is the case?

Incomplete emptying.: Will need to see urologist to determine cause of this symptom. Could be that flow is being restricted or more likely that the bladder muscle is not contracting properly. There are many other things that could do this ...Read more

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Prostate burning after urination and feeling of bladder not completely emptying?

Prostate burning after urination and feeling of bladder not completely emptying?

About prostatitis: Prostatitis=infection of prostate a male gland that produces fluid in semen supporting sperm. Infection can be from spread from urinary tract or epididymitis. Most common in younger men is sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia or gonorrhea. Urethra (carries urine from bladder through the penis) passes through the prostate; infected/swollen prostate prevents full emptying. Treatment = antibiotics ...Read more

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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I don't feel like my bladder is completely empty after peeing. Is this a bladder infection?

I don't feel like my bladder is completely empty after peeing. Is this a bladder infection?

Bladder infection: Not necessarily. It is important to determine why you are prone to residual urine or urine left in the bladder after urination. Schedule a consultation with a urologist. You maybe surprised that the cause is plain and simple constipation. ...Read more

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Fearful re: bladder cancer. Have had microscopic blood in urine for nearly 2 years. Told due to warfarin. Now bladder not completely emptying. Often.

Fearful re: bladder cancer.  Have had microscopic blood in urine for nearly 2 years. Told due to warfarin. Now bladder not completely emptying. Often.

Not necessarily...: Blood in urine could be caused by multiple reasons.Most commonly UTI and stones.When it is painless it's worrisome for possible cancer but not necessarily.If you have been evaluated and already told it was caused by Coumadin most likely that is the reason.A cystoscopy gives a reliable diagnosis. Your symptoms could be caused by UTI so i advised you to see your pcp or urologist to evaluate further. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Board Certified, Urology
10 years in practice
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1.Can functionality of bladder return after inability to empty bladder completely? 2.Does clamping Foley help to retrain bladder?

1.Can functionality of bladder return after  inability to empty bladder completely?  2.Does clamping Foley help to retrain bladder?

Possibly. : Whether bladder function can improve or not depends on the reason for the loss of function, the severity, and duration. See your urologist or a specialist in voiding dysfunction. The strategies that tend to work best involve clean intermittent catheterization, where your progress in emptying the bladder can be tracked. But ultimately, the plan should be developed based on your clinical situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Med for urge incont. .surgery for stress incont two wks ago.can't empty bladder completely .now urge to go to the bathroom frequently Complication?

Need follow up: Rarely incontinence surgery can cause a complication called urinary retention. The swelling from surgery and other problems can cause the inability to drain the bladder completely. It also could be that your urge incontinence medication needs to be adjusted. It is important to follow up with your surgeon soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Kimm
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Unable to empty bladder completely, still feel like I need to pee. What could be the cause?

Unable to empty bladder completely, still feel like I need to pee. What could be the cause?

A few things.: Unfortunately, the sensation of incomplete emptying does not readily point to its cause. You could be retaining urine, as you sense, either due to obstruction of the bladder outlet or inability of the bladder to squeeze. However, you could have an overactive, irritated, or infected bladder, which would give you the sensation of needing to void, but with minimal urine. An evaluation should help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
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Painful passing urine...unable to empty bladder completely. LMP..26 jun..trying to conceive?

Painful passing urine...unable to empty bladder completely. LMP..26 jun..trying to conceive?

Painful urine: you might have Urinary tract infection, please see your doctor for a Urinalysis and possible Antibiotics treatment. ...Read more

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