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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
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
Had cystoscopy wed have been having increasing pelvic pain and pressure very low and slightly to the right. Slight difficulty urinating. Is this norma?
Should not increase: Some low pelvic pain and pressure along with some difficulty urinating can occur but 2 days out from the procedure it should be getting better and not worse. You should call your doctor who did the cystoscopy and see if he wants you to return for evaluation. You should do this as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in the R illiac region (of abdomen)with difficulty urinating and defecating. was asked to do an FBS but results were normal. any ideas? UTI etc?
My husband had a stem cell transplant in sept. He is having difficulty urinating. Mri was normal. Could this be life threatening or more likely something simple?
Probably something: That is treatable and not life threatening. ...Read more
Not normal ...: Difficulty to urinate is not normal for anyone, not mentioned during pregnancy. So, it's reasonable to make sure of being able to empty bladder & hold the urine as well as no UTI. To solve myth, collect & bring the information on the onset, degree, duration, interval, progress of the symptoms over time to Doc for analysis, physicals, & possible tests so to deduce possible Dx for proposing care. ...Read more
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
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
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
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