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


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I am experiencing urinary dribbling and difficulty starting urine stream.

I am experiencing urinary dribbling and difficulty starting urine stream.

Unsure.: Your symptoms are unusual for a 20 y.o. female. I would suggest going to see your PCP to have your urine checked to rule out a bladder infection. Good luck. ...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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I am experiencing urinary dribbling and abnormal urine stream. Recently catheterized during surgery could this have caused my issues?

I am experiencing urinary dribbling and abnormal urine stream. Recently catheterized during surgery could this have caused my issues?

Urethral stricture?: It sounds like you might have a urethral stricture, which on rare occasions might result from infection or irritation from a catheter. Prostate problems are the most common explanation overall, but uncommon at your age. For sure see your doctor soon about this; s/he probably will refer you to a urologist. ...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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My Father is experiencing urinary retention, frequent urination, difficulty starting urine stream, sudden urge to urinate and prostate gland enlar...

My Father is experiencing urinary retention, frequent urination, difficulty starting urine stream, sudden urge to urinate and prostate gland enlar...

Be checked ASAP...: Of no doubt, your father needs an urgent care to help improve his expected voiding trouble which commonly comes with many aging men. How to gel all these related care done correctly? Follow suggestions in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html. Thereby, you surely gained insight on how to work well with the doctor for right care timely. Best wish to his health.... ...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 do to stop urinary dribbling?

What can I do to stop urinary dribbling?

Depends: Dribbling is a sign of urinary obstruction. Most likely this is due to enlargement of the prostate. There could be other causes, however. This will depend on your age, usually. Older men have larger prostates and thus more obstruction. Infections can cause this. Urethral problems can cause this. Bladder pathology could cause this. I would recommend you see your pcp or urologist & get exam. ...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

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What can I do to stop my urinary infections?

What can I do to stop my urinary infections?

Depends on the cause: Recurrent uti's may be dure to many factors. Auto contamination (wipe backwards after a bm), trauma / irritation (post coital/honeymoon cystitis, chemicals, sprays, perfumes), abnormal anatomy of your urinalry system, lack of hormones (menopause), colonization with an agressive bacteria, to name a few. You and your doc have a talk about prevention and methods to preven (prophylax) against utis. ...Read more

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Had a a/p repair w/ bladder sling 8/2010. When I bear down to void my stream stops.  why?

Had a a/p repair w/ bladder sling 8/2010. When I bear down to void my stream stops.  why?

Obstruction: Bladder kinks backwards on itself thus obstructing flow out of the bladder. Similar thing can happen with a urethral sling. Just try nd relax the urthral sphincter muscle and your bladder should contract by reflex. Try not to bear down. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop dribble after urination? What are the causes? There are always a few drops which end up being released after the main stream.

What can be done to stop dribble after urination? What are the causes? There are always a few drops which end up being released after the main stream.

Post-void dribbling: Post-void dribbling is the leakage of a bit of urine after the penis is back in the pants. A man can see his primary care doctor or a urologist, since men can have prostate problems. If the penis is normal and the foreskin is not trapping urine, then be sure the penis hangs freely while peeing. One should relax at the end to let the last drops come out. Women who drip have different issues. ...Read more

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Recently I'm having trouble emptying my bladder. It empties halfway and then the stream stops and I have to push out the other half. 20yr old female?

Recently I'm having trouble emptying my bladder. It empties halfway and then the stream stops and I have to push out the other half. 20yr old female?

That's unusual: And a reason for evaluation. Obviously a blockage or inflammation causing an obstruction could do that. Also a neuromuscular problem. This isn't common but certainly something is wrong. ...Read more

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How can I stop urinary incontinence?

How can I stop urinary incontinence?

See a gynecologist: Urinary incontinence is very common and there are many treatments available. The treatment depends on the cause of the leaking. Newer treatment available over the last few years are highly successful. Your gynecologist can do the necessary testing or refer you to someone who can more completely evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can the bladder be the last stop of the urinary tract?

Can the bladder be the last stop of the urinary tract?

No: The urine has to exit somewhere. Either out of the urethra past the bladder or an ileostomy if the urinary tract is diverted to the intestine. ...Read more

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When I urinate it stops mid stream. What are possible causes for this?

When I urinate it stops mid stream. What are possible causes for this?

See a urologist.: Problems with voiding are usually caused by obstruction of urine flow (urethral stricture, prostate enlargement), or inability of the bladder to expel urine adequately. I recommend seeing a urologist who can take your history, perform a physical exam, and also perform uroflow testing. Having urine stop midflow is not normal and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Painless numbness in rectal, gential and groin area urinary inconstance can't go/ can't stop going what can be the cause?

Painless numbness in rectal, gential and groin area urinary inconstance can't go/ can't stop going what can be the cause?

This could be a: Medical emergency. If you can't control your bladder and/or bowels, something could be affecting your spinal cord like infection or tumor. If not diagnosed very soon, you could sustain permanent damage to these nerves that control these functions. Go to the ER and get checked out. Good Luck ...Read more

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53 year old woman has symptom of intermittent urination for years. Pee all the way, stop at almost the end, then weaker stream. What's the cause?

53 year old woman has symptom of intermittent urination for years. Pee all the way, stop at almost the end, then weaker stream. What's the cause?

Depends: Its hard to answer this question without a good history and physical and some tests. This could be secondary to infection (although unlikely if years), obstruction (cystocele, primary bladder neck dysfunction), behavioral, medications, and neurological. This are a few general answers on the differential. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop a urinary tract infection from coming?

Is there a way to stop a urinary tract infection from coming?

Not really: Drinking plenty of water, emptying your bladder as soon as you feel you can, and taking cranberry juice (not cocktail) or the cranberry anthocyanin in tablet form are al helpful. If there is a stone in the bladder or kidney, or a structural defect that predisposes to infection, it can usually be addressed nowadays. ...Read more

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How can I stop leaking from urinary incontinence?

How can I stop leaking from urinary incontinence?

Urodynamics: We do a urodynamic test on all women reporting urinary incontinence that is bothersome. Frequently there is anatomic problems from childbearing that are mixed with bladder muscle spasm as the cause. The anatomy can be fixed, yet muscle problems may remain. They respond to physical therapy, neocontrol treatment. Medications can help but only treat symptoms rather than fixing the problem. ...Read more

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I had knee surgery on friday and I have had a start and stop stream since, is this common?

I had knee surgery on friday and I have had a start and stop stream since, is this common?

No.: Sometimes narcotics (pain medications) can cause urine retention (difficulty starting urination). Other problems can arise if you had a catheter placed - i.e. Urinary tract infections. Bottom line, talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Zoloft (sertraline) to leave your blood stream after you stop taking it?

How long does it take for Zoloft (sertraline) to leave your blood stream after you stop taking it?

Days: Based on the half lives of zoloft (sertraline) (22-36 hrs) and its metabolites (62-104 hrs), it will take most people over a week to clear the drug from their system. Other medications can slow or accelerate metabolism of zoloft (sertraline), so keep that in mind as well. ...Read more

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My late father had prostate removed. He did not have cancer. My memory of him is his stream was stop start, stop start was that caused by the removal?

My late father had prostate removed. He did not have cancer. My memory of him is his stream was stop start, stop start was that caused by the removal?

Not just for Ca: Prostate surgery done not just for cancer, most commonly done foe benign enlargement that causes obstruction, only enlarged part (adenoma) is removed, prostate gland itself left behind, unlike in cancer the entire gland will be removed. On your dad the scar formation or recurrence possibly the cause. ...Read more

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How long will I have to reduce my fluid intake to stop urinary urgency?

How long will I have to reduce my fluid intake to stop urinary urgency?

As long as needed: If the only reason u have frequency is drinking too much then the change will need to be permanent. If its while u are making other changes- stopping caffeine and water pills, bladder training kegels then u may be able to resume fluids at 80-100 ounces per day. ...Read more

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How can I stop having urinary tract infections and why do I get them all the time, 26y female?

How can I stop having urinary tract infections and why do I get them all the time, 26y female?

Several reasons: Majority of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTI) are bacteria that live in our intestines. Sexual activity can lead to frequent uti, also consider anatomical problems that may exist which have not been diagnosed yet. Most frequently UTI occur due to improper wiping after urination. I would see an urologist to help with this issue. ...Read more

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I get UTI a lot and after this last infection my urinary flow is not the same at all when I pee my flow starts and stops.

I get UTI a lot and after this last infection my urinary flow is not the same at all when I pee my flow starts and stops.

Recurrent UTIs: Best to see a urologist to determine cause of frequent utis; may be interstitial cystitis or a structural problem such as a cystocele ("dropped bladder") that prevents complete emptying of bladder & residual urine becomes infected. ...Read more

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When I pee the stream stops and starts sometimes and sometimes at the end of urination it pee sprays everywhere and gets on boxers, why?

You should see your: Primary care doctor or a urologist for this. It sounds like you could have some partial obstruction or narrowing of the urethra (the tube going from the bladder to the outside). ...Read more

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Been on flomax (tamsulosin). 4mg / day for BPH for 2 years. Have several side effects. When I stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely?

Been on flomax (tamsulosin). 4mg / day for BPH for 2 years. Have several side effects. When I stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely?

Possibly: Depending on a number of variables including how long you have been on flomax, (tamsulosin) what is the severity of your bph, and have you ever been in complete urinary retention before, what would most likely happen is a return to your pre-flomax voiding pattern. You should address your concerns with your doctor and discuss alternatives to Flomax (tamsulosin) if you are finding the side effects particularly bothersome. ...Read more

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Been on flomax (tamsulosin). 4mg / day for BPH for 2 years. Have several side effects. When I stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely? If so what would I do?

Been on flomax (tamsulosin). 4mg / day for BPH for 2 years. Have several side effects. When I stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely? If so what would I do?

Lower urinary tract: There are other medication options, depending on your specific side effects. A urologist would evaluate you for a variety of issues related to your bladder and prostate. ...Read more

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How long should it take for urinary incontinence to stop with doing Kegel exercises?

How long should it take for urinary incontinence to stop with doing Kegel exercises?

At least 12 weeks: I usually tell patients 12 weeks of any type of physical therapy techniques including Kegels before you will begin to see improvement ...Read more