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GP said I don't have a UTI but I have difficulty starting urination.

GP said I don't have a UTI but I have difficulty starting urination.

Outflow obstruction.: Sounds like you have outflow obstruction. May be due to either an anatomic or physiologic issue. You should have a urinary flow study and a measurement of how much urine is left in your bladder after you void. These tests usually require services of your local urologist. Keep a log of when and how much you urinate. With this info they should be easily able to figure the next step. ...Read more

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What are the different treatments for difficulty with urination?

What are the different treatments for difficulty with urination?

Depends ?cause: Treatment depends upon cause of difficulty such as urinary incontinence or urinary obstruction. Urinary incontinence may require exercises, medications, catheterization or surgery such as bladder suspension, urethral slings or artificial sphincters or bladder augmentation. Obstruction by prostate - medication, transurethral resection cystoscopically, robotic or open prostatectomy. Stricture by tui. ...Read more

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What would cause hesitant urination. It's not exactly difficulty, but kind of requires more focus lately. No stones or obstructions.

What would cause hesitant urination. It's not exactly difficulty, but kind of requires more focus lately. No stones or obstructions.

Prostate: As males age, the prostate tends to enlarge with increasing compressive effect on the portion of the urethra that passes through the prostate. Infections of the prostate can also cause similar findings (prostatitis). If the problem has recently started you should be examined by your doctor who may decide to refer you to a urologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have difficulty urinating?

Why do I have difficulty urinating?

Many possibilities.: 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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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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Constipation and difficulty in urination in an 86 year old man?

Constipation and difficulty in urination in an 86 year old man?

Urinary retention: Constipation makes it difficult for older people to empty their bladder. Sometimes their bowels are impacted. This elderly man may need an enema. He certainly needs a laxative. He may also have an enlarged prostate gland which makes this problem even worse. Treating the constipation may help the problem with urination. He should see his doctor. ...Read more

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Difficulty urinating and I can't get hard for sex. What could be wrong?

Difficulty urinating: difficulty urinating and trouble with erections can be due to an enlarged prostate which in turn can cause decreased erections. However, other medications can cause ED. You need to be seen by a urologist ...Read more

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I have difficulty urinating properly. I am a 50 year old male. What could it be?

I have difficulty urinating properly. I am a 50 year old male. What could it be?

Likely prostate: Enlargement. About half of 50 year old men have some prostatic enlargement and a frequent symptom is problem with urination. See your doctor for an assessment and possible treatment. ...Read more