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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more


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Is a big prostate the only reason for experiencing urinary hesitancy & weaker urine stream ?

Is a big prostate the only reason for experiencing urinary hesitancy & weaker urine stream ?

No but it is the : Most common cause by far. A urethral stricture could present somehow similarly but is much less common. Bladder polyp, masses, and stones may act similarly. Need urology evaluation. ...Read more

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How long would a person need to have a urinary tract infection before the infection spread to their blood stream?

varies: That's a tough question to answer because everyone is different. An untreated UTI can ascend the ureters and involved the kidneys (pyelonephritis). This untreated can lead to sepsis (infection spread into blood). Timing can depend on many things such as anatomy, organisms involved as well as time that antibiotics are initiated. ...Read more

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Prostatitis symptoms, but dre always checks out fine. During erection feel swelling in rectum. Weak urinary stream, feeling of not emptying. Did cystisc. And MRI of bladder, nothing. 5 years of this..

Prostatitis symptoms, but dre always checks out fine. During erection feel swelling in rectum. Weak urinary stream, feeling of not emptying. Did cystisc. And MRI of bladder, nothing. 5 years of this..

Blad nck hypertrophy: Prostatitis is typically characterized by irritative voiding symptoms (yours are obstructive voiding symptoms) and pain. The dre very rarely is revealing in cases of prostatitis. You are too young for a typical enlarged prostate. Cystoscopy rules out urethral stricture. You probably have primary bladder neck hypertrophy. See a neurourologist to confirm. ...Read more

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I am 25 y.o. & am having urinary retention. I have WBC in the urine, no bacteria, the rest of my UA is WNL. No pain/burning, no urgency or frequency. No new medications. able to start a stream spontaneously but unable to void much and must bear down very


I am 25 y.o. & am having urinary retention. I have WBC in the urine, no bacteria, the rest of my UA is WNL. No pain/burning, no urgency or frequency. No new medications. able to start a stream spontaneously but unable to void much and must bear down very

Get checked: You need to see your clinician for an evaluation and treatment plan. Maybe you have a bladder stone, maybe there is bladder muscle function problems, maybe its medication that you are taking. And there are many other possible causes. Do get checked. Thankfully, you are not having any other problems from it yet. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My son, 6 , with autism, is still not fully potty trained. He has a weak stream, starts and stops and his urine stream is eratic. Should i be worried?

My son, 6 , with autism, is still not fully potty trained. He has a weak stream, starts and stops and his urine stream is eratic. Should i be worried?

Potty training: Not likely but a simple ultrasound can rule out many abnormalities. The ability to maintaim relaxation while voiding can cause these symptoms and if the pressures are high the ultrasound can show some signs. ...Read more

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What can I take to stop urinary frequency?

What can I take to stop urinary frequency?

Depend...: Urinary frequency results from bladder's inability to accommodate urine volume effectively, possibly resulting from uti, overactive bladder (oab), ic, over fluid drinking... So, see urologist so he/she may help you to figure it out. Meanwhile, pack up the feature and degree of your symptoms with their detailed sequence of event, and bring those to see him/her timely. Best wish ... Always. ...Read more