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Having pain and gassy bubbly feeling on lower left side of adbomen unable to urinate normally or pass bowel movement?

Having pain and gassy bubbly feeling on lower left side of adbomen unable to urinate normally or pass bowel movement?

Need evaluation: Honestly, if you can't urinate OR have a bowel movement on TOP of having pain in your lower abdomen, I would recommend you go get an evaluation from either an Urgent Care or ER where they can do some tests on you to quickly ascertain whether there is something serious going on that needs to be addressed ASAP. ...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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Hi doctors! Can you help me I have suddenly become unable to urinate?

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Hi doctors! Can you help me I have suddenly become unable to urinate?

Here are some...: The real help possibly offered now is to seek urgent attention, evaluation, & counseling now. How to get the related things done correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain insight on how to work with Doc so to reach right diagnosis for right treatment & care. Best wish... ...Read more

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Could you help me I have suddenly become unable to urinate?

Could you help me I have suddenly become unable to urinate?

See Doc as soon as..: Acute inability to pee needs immediate attention for confirming possible urinary retention and uti. But, such person usually has experienced increasing frequency to bath but decreasing the voided volume from each voiding over a period of time, days to months. So, go to see doc timely for assessing possible underlying causes for your voiding problem so effective rx can be proposed. ...Read more

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What can cause me to be unable to urinate when I feel like I need to?

What can cause me to be unable to urinate when I feel like I need to?

Infections: The most common cause is urinary infection. Consult your physician for a urine test and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How to get normal urination flow with buprenorphine? Unable to urinate.

How to get normal urination flow with buprenorphine? Unable to urinate.

Mutually exclusive.: Urinary retention is a common side effect of narcotic analgesics. If you're experiencing this, you have perhaps 3 options. Reduce the dosage, stop the medication (highly advised), or catheterization. While sometimes necessary, the latter is presented largely in jest. Stop the medication forthwith and talk with your doctor, soon. If unable to void with a full bladder, go to your E.D. quickly. ...Read more

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Hours ago, I started having painful hesitant urination. Over time it got progressively worse pain/ spasm while urinating, blood & unable to urinate.

Hours ago, I started having painful hesitant urination. Over time it got progressively worse pain/ spasm while urinating, blood & unable to urinate.

Dysuria: Dysuria means painful urination, most often caused by a urinary infection, sometimes associated with bleeding. A kidney stone can also cause both. To determine the cause and treatment, one should seek immediate medical care to be examined and have a urinalysis. ...Read more

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Husband has had a catheter for 3 weeks. They have tried to remove twice, unable to urinate for 6 hours. Is there a method to help him start urinating?

Husband has had a catheter for 3 weeks. They have tried to remove twice, unable to urinate for 6 hours. Is there a method to help him start urinating?

Here are some...: I discern, based on what you described and what I have known, he would very unlikely ever void well again. I do realize this is not what you like to hear but surely what you need to hear. To learn more facets of natural voiding and the care for voiding trouble, take time and patience to peruse articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html. Then you can work well with Drs. ...Read more

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My brother had kyphosis surgery 6 days ago and is still unable to urinate. He's going home with a catheter. What can be the cause?

My brother had kyphosis surgery 6 days ago and is still unable to urinate. He's going home with a catheter. What can be the cause?

Here are some. ..: It's not uncommon to develop temporary/permanent bladder dysfunction after spinal surgery of this nature. Either one, the care for such postop conditions remains the same, that is, to avoid any further bladder damage by bladder over-distention with indwelling catheter or clean intermittent self-catheterization (CISC). Medically, CISC does better for convenience & infection. For now, indweling is o ...Read more

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What to do when bladder is full and penis is erected and you are unable to urinate normal? And the reason?

What to do when bladder is full and penis is erected and you are unable to urinate normal? And the reason?

Normal physiology: Bladder neck contracts when U have erection. Thus semen passes down urethra, rather than backwards, when U ejaculate. Thus urination difficult, & in some impossible, during erect state ...Read more

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I am unable to urinate when I need to for a medical test. I'm job hunting, but many places require a drug test. I really cannot urinate under these circumstances. I do not use drugs nor do I drink, so that is not the issue. What can I do? I really need

I am unable to urinate when I need to for a medical test. I'm job hunting, but many places require a drug test. I really cannot urinate under these circumstances. I do not use drugs nor do I drink, so that is not the issue. What can I do? I really need

Shy bladder......: I would suggest you talk to your doctor about evaluating the issue, and if no significant pathology is found (like an enlarged prostate), your doctor can provide you with a generic to whom it may concern letter that you have difficulties voiding on command and/or in front of others. Ask them for a saliva test, or tell them you are willing to give blood for a test. ...Read more

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My husband has been admitted to hospital with a blockage in his bowel and now he is unable to urinate as well what could be wrong?

My husband has been admitted to hospital with a blockage in his bowel and now he is unable to urinate as well what could be wrong?

Multiple reasons: Your husband is unfortunately going through multiple problems and it is difficult to give you any medical advice based on the limited information I have from your question. Please discuss with the doctor treating him about his general condition and clear all your doubts. I hope a faster and complete recovery for him. ...Read more

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Tlh on 2/5. Have a Foley cath in due to being unable to urinate. Last night developed a fever of 103 w/ flu type symptoms + ab pain? Have history of mrsa.

Tlh on 2/5. Have a Foley cath in due to being unable to urinate. Last night developed a fever of 103 w/ flu type symptoms + ab pain? Have history of mrsa.

Kidney infection: You have an infection in your kidneys that could spread to your bloodstream. This has the potential to be very serious. Call your primary care physician or your urologist right now. If you can't contact them go directly to the emergency room. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Do you always urinate & defecate your self when you die? If so would there be a way to keep this from happening?

Do you always urinate & defecate your self when you die? If so would there be a way to keep this from happening?

Not always: It depends on how the death occurs. I've been present at deaths where this did not happen, and some where it did. If it does happen, the dying person is not able to control it. ...Read more

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I'm a 32 y/o male with no PMH. For the last 10 months, whenever I defecate, I involuntarily urinate when I push. Should I worry?

I'm a 32 y/o male with no PMH. For the last 10 months, whenever I defecate, I involuntarily urinate when I push. Should I worry?

No, it is normal: What you are experiencing is a normal phenomenon.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Long-time alcoholic says he can't urinate or defecate. Does it really get that bad?

Long-time alcoholic says he can't urinate or defecate. Does it really get that bad?

Yes: Alcoholism unchecked harms physical and mental health. However, only a medical evaluation can determine more precise cause of urinary tract or bowel problems. Every alcoholic's health decline is somewhat different. See: http://niaaa. Nih. Gov/alcohol-health/alcohols-effects-body ...Read more

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I'm going to be hung in a few days. Is there a way to keep from urinating and defecating? (like if I didn't eat or drink anything for several days?)

STOP, STOP, STOP: I am deeply worried by your question. You are only 18 years old & the state of tennessee performs executions by lethal injection not hanging. Thus, I am concerned that you plan to take your own life by hanging. Please, know that no matter what you are dealing with - it can get better. I know that it is likely hard to believe. With help there is hope. Here is the national suicide hotline #. ...Read more

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I have had bright red blood when I defecate and when I urinate for the past week.

I have had bright red blood when I defecate and when I urinate for the past week.

See your doctor: Persistence of blood in the urine or stool are warning signals that need to see your doctor. This is not something to wait out. ...Read more

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28 year old male. 30 min to 1hr episodes of spasms in perineum area with constant urge to urinate/defecate. 12 times/3 years. Blood one time. Test neg?

28 year old male. 30 min to 1hr episodes of spasms in perineum area with constant urge to urinate/defecate. 12 times/3 years. Blood one time. Test neg?

More info...: It there any difference in how long such episode might last with or without treatment? Did you have any associated symptoms like lower backache or altered urine stream? For a 28-yo man, intermittent flare-up of prostate issues should be first considered. But how to sort these things out correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Why do I shiver after I urinate and defecate?  

Why do I shiver after I urinate and defecate?  

Here are some...: Brief seconds-long "shivering" at completing urination sporadically happens to few persons with unclear cause, but is surely not related with chill before fever from infection, some cancerous effects like lymphoma, renal malignancy, etc., some autoimmune diseases, . .. To delve into daily health issues can be greatly helped by following instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Bladder not emptying, scrotum shrinks and difficulty starting urination during defecating?

Bladder not emptying, scrotum shrinks and difficulty starting urination during defecating?

Here are some. ..: The available information is still not enough to sort out if your concern in bladder function is related with nerve or non-nerve dysfunction, which is important to know. But either requires specific attention to avoid bladder overdistention resulting in irreversible bladder muscle damage with timely draining the urine with indwelling catheter or intermittent self-catheterization. Detail? Ask Doc.. ...Read more

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Help to ease the extreme pain due to hemorrhoids. Can't defecate or urinate properly. Nor can I move without feeling the extreme pain.

Help to ease the extreme pain due to hemorrhoids. Can't defecate or urinate properly. Nor can I move without feeling the extreme pain.

Thrombosed?: At your age I would expect the most likely reason for the pain etc is that a hemorrhoid is thrombosed. While heat packs and conservative management could be tried based on my experience once the diagnosis is confirmed by an exam, surgical incision and drainage is the most effective solution. Of course, prevention of hemorrhoids is good idea as well. ...Read more

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Hello! Is there a correlation between hemorrhoids and enlarged prostate when it comes to defecating and urinating? Thank you!

Hello! Is there a correlation between hemorrhoids and enlarged prostate when it comes to defecating and urinating? Thank you!

Possibly: With prostate enlargement, obstructive urinary symptoms often occur gradually such as slowing of the stream, the need to strain to help force of stream and sense of incomplete emptying along with more frequent voiding. If obstruction is severe, hemorrhoids can become more inflamed when straining to urinate, resulting in discomfort. If this is occurring talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more