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Bladder Not Emptying Completely
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.
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
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
How long after starting bactrim will it take for a uti to clear up? I'm going on day 3 and it still feels like my bladder isn't emptying completely.
Resistant germs: If you are not getting better from these antibiotics, I would worry about the germ being 'resistant'. This is an increasingly common problem these days- for multiple reasons... I would DEFINITELY check back with the doc who ordered the medication-hopefully they did a urinary culture, which would serve as a guide to the best therapy. You should be better by now. I would drink LOTS of water too ...Read more
I have MS and I believe my bladder is not completely emptying what will happen if this is the case?
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
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 (warfarin) 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When passing urine, it stops completely towards the end even though I can feel my bladder has not completely emptied. What do you think is the cause?
Not that hard if...: To figure out what might cause your symptoms correctly can be done reasonably by following instruction & steps in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work closely with doc to reach right diagnosis for right care. Clinically, one has to confirm if you indeed can not empty bladder or may have UTI or .... ...Read more
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
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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