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Is a weak urine stream very serious? Should I see a doctor?

Is a weak urine stream very serious?  Should I see a doctor?

Weak stream: Weak stream is never normal, even if not accompanied by any other symptom [like burning + frequency + fever + flank pain]. It should never occur as a single symptom in young people. In older men, 50yo above, it can be simply bigger prostate then normal [and always also harder instead of being really really soft and not squeezing onto the ureter]. ...Read more

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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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Waiting for CT for abdo pain; varicose vein increase and pain, shooting pain in thigh and weak urine stream new, should I tell my doc now or wait 4ct?

Waiting for CT for abdo pain; varicose vein increase and pain, shooting pain in thigh and weak urine stream new, should I tell my doc now or wait 4ct?

Call your Dr: I would call your dr. He may want to get the ct right away. You always want to rule out the most serious thing first. Your symptoms could be due to an abdominal mass or other process putting pressure on the vein drainage of the legs. Hopefully this is not the case but if it is you would want to know about it. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between severe lower back pain and weak urine stream?

Is there a connection between severe lower back pain and weak urine stream?

Yes: If you are taking pain medications that are narcotic, muscle relaxers, or other meds that have the potential to make you sleepy, then yes. If you had severe spinal cord/nerve compression, you likely would not be able to void voluntarily. There would be saddle numbness and likely pain into legs as well if related. So I am doubtful that you have cauda equina syndrome with only the 2 symptoms listed. ...Read more

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What could cause a weak urine stream for a 28 year old male?

What could cause a weak urine stream for a 28 year old male?

Urination: If this is new, it may be due to a blockage, such as from a stone, in your urethra. Generally accompanied by significant pain. If you are not drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily, you may just be urinating less. I recommend a basicurinalysis and kidney function test to allay your concerns. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of a weak urine stream in a 36 year old male?

What are the main causes of a weak urine stream in a 36 year old male?

Probably: Prostatitis, and this can be chronic, inter mittant or acute. General doctor first, u/a, trial of antibiotics is common. If persistent, time for urology consult. ...Read more

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I seem to have a weak urine stream after sex?

I seem to have a weak urine stream after sex?

Normal: Sexual activity can cause some swelling of the urethral tissue. In addition, the pelvic floor muscles which contract intensely, especially during orgasm, can stay hypertonic for a bit and this can affect urine flow. As long as it resolves in a few hours, no worries. ...Read more

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What vitamin or mineral will help improve a weak urine stream?

What vitamin or mineral will help improve a weak urine stream?

None: Vitamins and minerals, if they are not deficient, will not affect urine stream. Weak urine stream usually means low intra-vascular volume, i.e. Not enough fluid in the body. Drink more water and healthy fluids. ...Read more

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I am 67 years old. Why do I have a weak urine stream only in the morning?

I am 67 years old. Why do I have a weak urine stream only in the morning?

Benign Prostatic: Hyperplasia also called benign enlargement of the prostate. BPH is very common in patients over 60 years of age. The weak urine stream, the urgency to urinate are common symptoms. See your PCP first. Your primary care physician may decide that your symptoms should be treated by a urologist. ...Read more

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What could cause a weak urine stream in a 21yo male? There's no pain, no change in frequency or amount of urination, or change in ejaculation.

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What could cause a weak urine stream in a 21yo male? There's no pain, no change in frequency or amount of urination, or change in ejaculation.

Here are some...: Weak urine flow in a 21-y-o man without pas history of urethritis, urethral trauma, still needs a pro-evaluation to assure no urethral stricture, meatal stenosis, or simply poor relaxation and opening of bladder neck, etc. to assure having a happy bladder, which is able to empty, to hold urine, has no UTI, and you void comfortably. How? To http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more