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Can difficulty urinating be caused by opiates?

Can difficulty urinating be caused by opiates?

Yes: Opioids such as hydrocodone, oxycodone & morphine are associated with urinary retention, constipation & dry mouth, among other side effects. While one can attempt to prevent and deal with the latter two issues, preventing & treating urinary retention is trickier. Best to avoid other anticholinergic medications if at all possible. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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What can cause difficulty urinating?

What can cause difficulty urinating?

Many possibilities.: Difficulty urinating can be grouped into disorders of the bladder's ability to expel urine or obstruction of the outflow tract. Bladder problems include muscular disorders, diverticuli, diabetes, & neurologic problems. The most common cause of obstruction in men is an enlarged prostate, but strictures and blockage by stones can occur. If you're having difficulty, i recommend you see a urologist. ...Read more

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I have difficulty urinating but only when I haven't eaten in a while. What could be the cause?

I have difficulty urinating but only when I haven't eaten in a while. What could be the cause?

Dehydration or infxn: This can be a sign that you aren't drinking enough liquids, particularly water thoughout the day. It could also be an underlying urine infection. Try drinking more water and if it still isn't better, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can bacterial prostatitis cause difficulty urinating? Is bacterial prostatitis treatable?

Can bacterial prostatitis cause difficulty urinating? Is bacterial prostatitis treatable?

Yes and yes: Painful and difficult to initiate urination can occur with prostatitis. It is treatable and potentially curable depending upon the causative agent and the skills of your urologist. Best wishes for a successful outcome. ...Read more

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What would cause your testicles to recede into your abdomen and cause severe pain? Difficulty urinating, pain in abdomen

What would cause your testicles to recede into your abdomen and cause severe pain? Difficulty urinating, pain in abdomen

Need evaluation: Cremasteric reflex, which pulls them back into the abdomen. As males get older the canal normally closes and the muscle atrophies. Sumo wrestlers are trained from an early age to actively contract the cremaster muscle and draw the testes into the abdomen. When they are fighting they can draw up their testicles protecting them from injury. ...Read more

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Can tramadol cause difficulty urinating? I am on 100mg for my knee. Even with a full bladder I have to work really hard to get urine out.

Can tramadol cause difficulty urinating? I am on 100mg for my knee. Even with a full bladder I have to work really hard to get urine out.

Tramadol: Tramadol (Ultram) is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Like any other medication Tramadol has some serious side effects. Very rare tramadol can induce urinary problems such as a difficulty to urinate, painful urination or urinary retention. ...Read more

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I am having difficulty urinating after a laparoscopy?

I am having difficulty urinating after a laparoscopy?

Call surgeon: You don't say how long after laparoscopy it is, or what type surgery was done:; nevertheless call your surgeon promptly if you have post-surgical complaints. ...Read more

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What can I do about spotting and difficulty urinating after sex?

What can I do about spotting and difficulty urinating after sex?

Different positions: You are being too rough with the bladder and its opening. Work with your partner and try different positions to avoid injuring these areas so much. Positions with the woman on top in particular give her more control and ability to avoid the more sensitive spots. Extra lubrication may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more


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