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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

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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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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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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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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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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How to prevent big prostate causing difficulty urinating?

How to prevent big prostate causing difficulty urinating?

Visit your doctor: Prostate growth is genetic. However, maintaining a sensible diet and monitoring your belly circumference has been shown to improve prostate health. Also, as you grow older, you will notice that caffeine and sulfites (teas, coffees, wine) need to be moderated because they exacerbate urinary symptoms. See your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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

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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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?

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

Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more