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My grandmother who is 90 years old she a problem cannot urinate. How can I help her?

My grandmother who is 90 years old she a problem cannot urinate. How can I help her?

Medical attention: Important to see a urologist. If unable to urinate, dangerous backup into the kidney may result. She may need a catheter or medications to allow more effective emptying of the bladder. ...Read more

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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Yesterday I broke my leg but cannot urinate. Do you know why?

Yesterday I broke my leg but cannot urinate. Do you know why?

Go to ER: It may be pain meds if you are taking them. If you required surgery it could be the anesthesia. Go to the er if you cannot urinate. You may need to be catheterized. ...Read more

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64 yo male hospitalized 3 months can now stand & walk but cannot urinate standing, just sitting using a pee bottle or sitting on the toilet. Ideas?

64 yo male hospitalized 3 months can now stand & walk but cannot urinate standing, just sitting using a pee bottle or sitting on the toilet. Ideas?

Interesting: It is usually the other way around. Has a urologist been involved? Were urodynamic studies done including post void residuals, flow measurements and bladder pressure measurements along with good neurological evaluation from the lumbar spine down including the sacral plexus nerves. I know this is medical speak, but discuss these with treating doctor. Complicated issue and needs proper eval. ...Read more

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I have been having issues with urination, normally this is caused byback issues but I cannot urinate and have been falling asleep on the toilet at nite?

I have been having issues with urination, normally this is caused byback issues but I cannot urinate and have been falling asleep on the toilet at nite?

Get evaluated: You could have an easily treatable problem that may be made better by medication. First, you will need an evaluation to determine if you are emptying your bladder. You may need urodynamics, a functional study of the bladder. Make an appointment with a urologist. ...Read more

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I passed a kidney stone this morning and now cannot urinate. I've hydrated. First ever stone. No insurance.

I passed a kidney stone this morning and now cannot urinate. I've hydrated. First ever stone. No insurance.

Urinary retention: Urinary retention is an emergency. If you can't pee, go to the E.R. If you can't urinate, the bladder will continue to fill and the discomfort will gradually progress into pain that usually becomes excruciating. The E.R. May do a ct scan to evaluate the kidney stone issue as well. With issues like this, you should try to get insured. Ask to see a social worker while in the E.R. ...Read more

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I am unable to urinate when I need to for a medical test. I'm job hunting, but many places require a drug test. I really cannot urinate under these circumstances. I do not use drugs nor do I drink, so that is not the issue. What can I do? I really need

I am unable to urinate when I need to for a medical test. I'm job hunting, but many places require a drug test.  I really cannot urinate under these circumstances. I do not use drugs nor do I drink, so that is not the issue.  What can I do?  I really need

Shy bladder......: I would suggest you talk to your doctor about evaluating the issue, and if no significant pathology is found (like an enlarged prostate), your doctor can provide you with a generic to whom it may concern letter that you have difficulties voiding on command and/or in front of others. Ask them for a saliva test, or tell them you are willing to give blood for a test. ...Read more

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The base of my penis is swollen and sore, and it feels as if I cannot urinate. I have to force myself. What could be the problem?

The base of my penis is swollen and sore, and it feels as if I cannot urinate. I have to force myself. What could be the problem?

Not normal: Forcing urinating is not normal at your age. Especially when you tell me that the base of the penis is swollen as well. Forcing urinating means there is an obstruction in the urinary passage, especially if you had it for a while. You must see a urologist and get it checked out, it is important. ...Read more

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Lately i faces loss wait and too much urine and drinks heavely and I cannot control the urination time or cannot withhold it for even a short time?

Lately i faces loss wait and too much urine and drinks heavely and I cannot control the urination time or cannot withhold it for even a short time?

Go see your doctor: Weight loss can be due to an overactive thyroid. But too much urine can be uncontrolled diabetes. I'm not clear as to your drinking heavily. Are you thirsty or referring to alcohol? Lots of urine could be diabetes, both mellitus & insipidus. Bottom line, go see your doctor for simple testing, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Have urinary retention&burning sensation. Feel need to urinate, cannot pee&pain in my right side(kediny). Taking rapaflo, (silodosin) ciprofloxacin, phenazopyridi.

Have urinary retention&burning sensation. Feel need to urinate, cannot pee&pain in my right side(kediny). Taking rapaflo, (silodosin) ciprofloxacin, phenazopyridi.

UTI?: It sounds like a urinary tract infection, and Ciprofloxacin is quite potent against most urinary bacteria. Consider getting an urinalysis looking for blood, crystals or stones in your urine to rule out kidney stones. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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'How to solve the urge to urinate but cannot?

Urgency: Urgency, the feeling of needing to urinate, is usually the result of a full bladder. But in cases of an overactive bladder, or bladder irritation, the sensation of needing to urinate may not signal a full bladder. An irritated bladder may signal the need to urinate when, in fact the bladder is actually empty. A visit with a urologist is recommended for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can't urinate can't eat. What is wrong with me?

Can't urinate can't eat. What is wrong with me?

My take for you is: To seek timely professional evaluation and counseling now, but make sure to bring the detailed infor on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of all symptoms & their potentially related discomforts over time to Doc for analysis + physicals + tests as needed so to deduce right Dx for right Rx. ...Read more

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I want to know why the when I use the bathroom I cannot stop the urine. I do my kegel excercises. What else can I do?

I want to know why the when I use the bathroom I cannot stop the urine. I do my kegel excercises. What else can I do?

See your MD: Your problem may stem from childbirth, weight, an enlarged uterus, bladder infection etc. It is impossible to tell wtihout an examination. ...Read more

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I urinate 6+ times a day sometimes more, & normally not very far apart(15min+ after I just went)&Occasionally I cannot hold it. No pain. Suggestions?

I urinate 6+ times a day sometimes more, & normally not very far apart(15min+ after I just went)&Occasionally I cannot hold it. No pain. Suggestions?

OAB? UTI?: This sounds like typical overactive bladder, except that OAB occurs mostly in older women. But it can occur at any age. Or maybe you have a urinary tract infection. Or if the frequency is because of increased urine output, i.e. your bladder is full when you get the urge, it could be diabetes or certain kinds of endocrine problems. You need to see a doctor for professional evaluation. ...Read more

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Big bladder that holds much urine and cannot expelled enough during day. Can diurectics work?

Big bladder that holds much urine and cannot expelled enough during day. Can diurectics work?

Bladder function: Diuretics increase urine production but have nothing to do with bladder function. If you are having difficulty voiding, see a urologist for proper evaluation of your bladder function. ...Read more

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Held in my urine overnight and when I relieved myself this morning, I felt an unbearable pain afterwards and I can't move or walk?

Held in my urine overnight and when I relieved myself this morning, I felt an unbearable pain afterwards and I can't move or walk?

See remark: Very rare and unusual phenomenon (event) to cause trouble walking!! I hope by now it has subsided. I hope you did not have an infection. Did you have urinary issues before? e.g. burning,weak stream, leakage,etc.
If this should recur, I advise you to see a urologist
Wishing you the best in health ...Read more

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Can't urinate, coagulated blood blocking?

Can't urinate, coagulated blood blocking?

Get seen immediately: Urinary retention by bladder clots should be addressed immediately in the urology clinic or in the emergency room. Although the bleeding from a bladder source is rarely life threatening, it must be addressed quickly and the obstruction alleviated as soon as possible. The bladder must be irrigated to remove all clots, and bladder irrigation started if bleeding continues. ...Read more

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My bladder is full but cannot pass urine and passing drops of blood?

My bladder is full but cannot pass urine and passing drops of blood?

Go to Emergecy Dept: You have urinary retention with some blood drops.You should go to the ER and get it checked as you may need catheterization and get checked to find the cause of retention.It may be an infection,a stone or enlarged prostate or prostatitis ...Read more

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What causes me to urinate every 15-20 minutes and I cannot hold my urine at all?

What causes me to urinate every 15-20 minutes and I cannot hold my urine at all?

Here are some...: To find out what causing your voiding symptoms has not to be hard if following instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to work closely with Doc so to reach possible Dx for reasonable Rx. Clinically, needs to confirm: No UTI, adequate bladder emptying and urine holding ability, no water overdrinking, etc. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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After giving birth, I got this problem that I cannot contain or hold my urine. Why is that? Is there any medicine for that? Thank you.

After giving birth, I got this problem that I cannot contain or hold my urine. Why is that?  Is there any medicine for that? Thank you.

So sorry: That problem is super common and so annoying, I'm so sorry you're going through that. The best is to have an exam by your gynecologist or an urogynecologist. There are home exercises (kegels) you can do, bladder training. You may need surgery, but a trained gynecologist or urogynecologist can determine that. ...Read more

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I cannot hold urine in, anything I drink simply goes right through me. What can I do to have more tolerance, even if its for a drink of water?

I cannot hold urine in, anything I drink simply goes right through me. What can I do to have more tolerance, even if its for a drink of water?

Incontinence: Specialists in incontinence think about it as either being "stress" or "urgency" or a mix. Stress incontinence is when you leak when you cough, sneeze, etc. This is not usually fixable with medications but usually requires surgery or strengthening the pelvic floor. Urgency inctoninence is the opposite — we treat with meds, not surgery. So it depends on why you leak.... ...Read more

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Female 18 virgin, have an urge to urinate right after masturbating and when I try to, I can't urinate at all, i have to wait for 30 m, is that normal?

Urinate before: You may be irritating the opening of your urethra during manipulation, but also the vaginal contractions associated with orgasm may be causing some bladder spasms, which should resolve. You might try emptying your bladder before you start, since you may not be able to go right away. ...Read more

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My urine smells like smoke bacon and when i have urine it hurts like i cant sit down .just need to stand up?

My urine smells like smoke bacon and when i have urine it hurts like i cant sit down .just need to stand up?

Possible UTI: Pain with urination & discomfort sitting down suggests urinary infection. Urine can often have a strange smell without infection as long as you don't have pain with urination. You need to have a urinalysis to rule out infection, which if positive requires antibiotics. Good Luck ...Read more

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Urine culture negative. Frequent urination. Urge to go. Little urine coming out. Need to excrete more but cannot. No pain.?

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Urine culture negative. Frequent urination. Urge to go. Little urine coming out. Need to excrete more but cannot. No pain.?

Here are some ...: Be checked out timely to see if you're able to empty bladder or to hold the urine — bladder stability, besides confirming UTI. To do so, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, and progress of all the related symptoms to Doc for analysis + physical exam + possible tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx for proposing reasonable Rx... ...Read more

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When I was in ages 20 to 29 I was suffering from urinary retention and now I am in age 30 I have a problem I cannot control the Urine?

When I was in ages 20 to 29 I was suffering from urinary retention and now I am in age 30 I have a problem I cannot control the Urine?

Be checked soon...: By history, you apparently have an inherent history of bladder dysfunction, which should be under a close surveillance since its cure is very unlikely. To help understand how to handle voiding trouble, please take time to peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. To delve into LIfe Reality, go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more

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My mum in law is 72.she is normal.just not too well due to her age.problem is she urinate unconsciously, and like can't stop that.why DR?

My mum in law is 72.she is normal.just not too well due to her age.problem is she urinate unconsciously, and like can't stop that.why DR?

Needs evaluation: The evaluation of urinary incontinence in your mother-in-law is a subject that involves physical pelvic exam and diagnostic test such as bladder scanning after voiding, urodynamic testing using special electronic equipment.... She would need to be evaluated. Giving you a cause would be guessing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I always feel like I need to urinate but I can't? I have no burning, itching ect. Just always feel like I have to urinate but can't.

Here are some ...: Three possibilities to consider for feeling constant urge to urinate are UTI, bladder inability to accommodate / hold urine, & pending urinary retention. These are easy to figure out by analyzing the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of urge to void and its potentially related symptoms over time, conducting physical exams, and testing UA, residual urine, etc. so to deduce possible Dx. ...Read more

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27/f got up to do something had no urge to pee sat down for a min as I got up urine came out no burning or pain happens often why? Cant hold it....

27/f got up to do something had no urge to pee sat down for a min as I got up urine came out no burning or pain happens often why? Cant hold it....

Incontinence: Your symptoms are consistent with possible stress incontinence (sui) which occurs with activities such as coughing/sneezing, lifting, straining, exercising, and change in position, and is related to weakened pelvic floor muscles. Another possibility is non-urge, non-stress incontinence which is sudden uncontrolled urine loss due to involuntary bladder contraction. Urological evaluation recommended. ...Read more

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72 years old female cannot control passing urine. It leaks out without control. What. Could be the reason?

72 years old female cannot control passing urine. It leaks out without control. What. Could be the reason?

Urinary incontinence: 72F of unknown ethnicity and medical history is noted to not be able to control urine- leaks out. 51 M asks what could be the reason? Too many to count without more history and an examination. She needs a careful evaluation by a GP and possibly a urologist. Most likely related to uterine prolapse or pressure on bladder from fibroids or diabetes or bladder infection or side effect of medications. ...Read more

Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more