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Weird muscle pain on left side near bladder maybe strain no bulge but sore? Maybe hernia doubtful without lump?

Weird muscle pain on left side near bladder maybe strain no bulge but sore? Maybe hernia doubtful without lump?

Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes of pain in the left lower abdomen, pubic area, and groin, such as bowel problems (including a hernia), an infection, or a tumor. A primary care doctor can evaluate if the pain is mild or moderate. If there begins to be severe pain, one may need evaluation at the Emergency Room, with perhaps urine tests, blood tests, and maybe CT and/or ultrasound scanning. ...Read more

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


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Can overactive bladder cause me to strain to get urine out? im on medication for it. Or will it be the tight bladder neck?

Can overactive bladder cause me to strain to get urine out? im on medication for it. Or will it be the tight bladder neck?

Straining: Bladder outlet obstruction is the most common cause of difficulty initiating the urinary stream, while overactive bladder usually causes urinary frequency in small amounts. Medications like Sudafed can cause difficulty urinating as can certain neurologic disorders affecting the bladder. A urologist is best qualified to advise you. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medicine, no side effects, will help me stop urinating all the time and straining my bladder?

Is there an alternative medicine, no side effects, will help me stop urinating all the time and straining my bladder?

NONE: You need to find out the cause of this urination frequency "all the time" (polyuria) it could be infection, blockage by a prostate disease, lazy bladder, tumor, diabetes. Need a doctor to diagnose it before too late, then when you know why it is happening, you can entertain different ways to fix it. ...Read more

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I have to strain really hard to even be able to pass a small amount of urine. My bladder doesn't fully empty which causes me to be in the BR forever. ?

I have to strain really hard to even be able to pass a small amount of urine. My bladder doesn't fully empty which causes me to be in the BR forever. ?

Urologic evaluation: Please see a urologist. Straining to urinate is not normal. Sometimes the sensation can continue even if you are empty. Feel free to contact us through Healthtap for a live evaluation where we can order some tests for you to get started. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i empty my bladder. I have to pee really bad but when i try I have to strain real hard?

How can I tell if i empty my bladder. I have to pee really bad but when i try I have to strain real hard?

UTI/stricture: If you are having pain while urinating than you probably have cystitis( lower uti), rx is antibiotic ; water. If you only have harder time in urinating (not painful) but the flow is slower and weaker then there might be narrowing of the urethra. ( can happen from previous infections) in either case you may have frequent urination, if symptoms persists more than 2 weeks , please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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All of a sudden I am having issues urinating. Even with a very full bladder, gtting started and keeping the flow going requires straining. Do I need t?

All of a sudden I am having issues urinating. Even with a very full bladder, gtting started and keeping the flow going requires straining. Do I need t?

See a urologist.: There are many reasons you could be having difficulty voiding. It can be difficult to tell if the problem is the bladder's ability to empty efficiently, or if there is obstruction of urine outflow. A urologist will be able to take an inventory of all your voiding complaints & assess the situation. Your urine flow rate may also be measured in the office. Seek help, there are many good treatments. ...Read more

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Does a bladder exam rule out urination problems? He ruled out stricture but i still strain when i pee. Its hard to get it out. Im 18 years old

CHRONIC CYSTITIS: Make sure you don't have infection or chronic cystitis. They give. Antibiotics daily to control infections. ...Read more

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With medications can tight bladder neck resolve itself? ive had it 6months now and still feel need go toilet very often and strain to pee.

With medications can tight bladder neck resolve itself? ive had it 6months now and still feel need go toilet very often and strain to pee.

Options for it: You have overactive bladder and have four options ,1 pelvic floor exercises to tighten the muscles 2drugs there are many choices like Oxybutrin,detrol (tolterodine) etc.but do not strengthen the muscles3 Loose weight if over weight. 4 Surgery as last resort.Talk to your doctor or urologist about all of these and other options .Good Luck ...Read more