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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

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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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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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Is it normal to have slight difficulty urinating during menopause?

Is it normal to have slight difficulty urinating during menopause?

No: It is not normal to have difficulty urinating in menopause. However, it is more common to see this problem in women with pelvic organ prolapse, infections, certain neurologic disease processes, tumors and in women on certain medications which is more prevalent as women approach menopause. You should see your doctor for evaluation of difficulty with urination. Do not assume this is normal aging. ...Read more

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Clotting after cateterzation and difficulty urinating, what do I do?

Clotting after cath: if there is any bleeding or discomfort after catheterization, you should be seen in the ER or by your doctor ASAP ...Read more

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Is it normal to have difficulty urinating, for a week, after an abortion?

Is it normal to have difficulty urinating, for a week, after an abortion?

Not really normal...: At this time, be checked if having UTI or poor bladder emptying. How to sort these these things out correctly? Follow suggestions in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html, http://www.formefirst.com/TroublingVoiding-Men.html, & http://www.formefirst.com/UTI.html. Thereby, you gain insight on how to work well with doc so to reach right diagnosis for right care timely. ...Read more

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I have some difficulty urinating. I'm a 75-year-old woman with no health problems?

Urine testing: First have a urine test done to check for infection. If there is no infection you may have some bladder dysfunction, in which case a urologist may be helpful. ...Read more

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I'm 34 years old male. My problem is pain during and after urination. I feel difficulty in urinating when my bladder is really full?

I'm 34 years old male. My problem is pain during and after urination. I feel difficulty in urinating when my bladder is really full?

Needs evaluation: You may have a bladder stone, bladder infection or a tumoror prostatitis you need to see your doctor or a urologist, urine exam and culture, may or may needimaging like cat scan or ultrasound exam and may need cystoscopy depending on the results of the tests. ...Read more

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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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