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Pain in flanks & low back radiating down both legs, Occ bad chest pain/mid back pain, difficulty beginning urinating & defecating. Kidney problem?

Pain in flanks & low back radiating down both legs, Occ bad chest pain/mid back pain, difficulty beginning urinating & defecating. Kidney problem?

Spine?: Whole there are many nonspecific symptoms here, a problem with one or more of the discs in our spine could be a cause. Best to see your primary care provider for aide complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...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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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?)

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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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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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

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Incomplete defecating, Incomplete emptying of bladder during urination and Incomplete ejaculation, weak erection, sperm in prostate. Wh Doctor to see?

Incomplete defecating, Incomplete emptying of bladder during urination and Incomplete ejaculation, weak erection, sperm in prostate. Wh Doctor to see?

Urology: Incomplete emptying of the bladder, sexual dysfunction, and even constipation could be related to a prematurely enlarged prostate. Less commonly, a neurologic, nerve-based issue may cause similar symptoms, but the best initial evaluation would be with a urologist. ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter is experiencing pain & difficulty urinating & defecating. It doesn't seem to be a UTI, and lactulose only helps for a few days?

My 8 year old daughter is experiencing pain & difficulty urinating & defecating. It doesn't seem to be a UTI, and lactulose only helps for a few days?

Well: It seems she has been evaluated since she is on lactulose. So the first issue is there anything physically compromised. How was the birth history. If physically and anatomically she is fine then try to see if there is any emotional issue. In other words was she traumatized by any event or incident. Need to give a very good history to start with. This is a very important issue so need to find the ca ...Read more

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A little over two years ago, I had a major depressive episode and had trouble urinating/defacating. How would depression cause this?

May be due to meds.: Sometimes medications used to treat depression cause elimination problems as an unwanted side effect. Check with your doctor, and be sure to report any side effects of medication immediately. ...Read more

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Having clear vaginal discharge but comes out more when urinating or deficating. Is this normal? Recent CMP/CBC, pap, urine culture all normal.

Having clear vaginal discharge but comes out more when urinating or deficating. Is this normal? Recent CMP/CBC, pap, urine culture all normal.

Physical exam: There are many reasons for vaginal discharge. You need a physical exam by a GYN or primary care dr to determine the cause or order the appropriate tests ...Read more

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Dear doc I have tested blood and urine result is my S.G.P. T is quite high 155.3 u/l is there any serious problem? I am gating high temperature and body pain from past 6 days and it remains only for hour or 2 kindly suggest good diet for this situation

Dear doc
I have tested blood and urine result is my S.G.P. T is quite high 155.3 u/l is there any serious problem?  I am gating high temperature and body pain from past 6 days and it remains only for hour or 2 kindly suggest good diet for this situation

Liver enzymes: SGPT is high and this means you are having hepatitis. There are many reasons why you are having it. The most likely reason in your case is infections. Please get yourself evaluated by physician to get the correct diagnosis first and thereafter the treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 34 an in starting to urine a lot is that a problem.?

I'm 34 an in starting to urine a lot is that a problem.?

Probably: If this is a new symptom, to start with you need to be checked for urinary tract infection, and for diabetes. Usually with diabetes (uncontrolled) you will also be thirsty. Frequent urination and thirst are signs of high glucose levels. If the above is negative then you need to be checked foe other reasons. Anyhow please see your primary doctor asap to find out. ...Read more

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Every 15min need to go urine so what is the problem...?

Every 15min need to go urine so what is the problem...?

See physician for dx: Sounds like urinary infection especially if associated with burning and pain. It is necessary to see physician for diagnosis and treatment or symptoms will continue to worsen. Other causes of urinary frequency include diabetes, excessive drinking, on diuretics, prostate hypertrophy, much less common cause would be bladder cancer. ...Read more

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Have hot urine. Is there a problem?

Have hot urine. Is there a problem?

What do you mean by: Hot urine? Urine is normally at body temperature and may feel warm if your hands are cold. ...Read more

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What is cystinuria? Is it just a urine problem?

What is cystinuria?  Is it just a urine problem?

Metabolic problem: Cystinuria is a metabolic genetic disease that is associated with the leaking of Amino Acids in the urine--mainly cystine, ornithine, leucine, and arginine. However, when the urine is saturated with cystine, stones can form. Many patients suffer from frequent stone events and often need surgery. Cystine can also leak in the intestine, but usually doesn't cause symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some causes of urination problems?

What are some causes of urination problems?

Many cause.: Urinary problems occur when the storage and voiding function of the bladder is disrupted. There are many causes. Nervous system problems in the brain or spinal cord, infections or pathology of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, or urethra can affect urination. Disease such as diabetes & hypertension are causes. If you have urinary bother or having trouble with urination, see your physician. ...Read more

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What cause urinating problems?

What cause urinating problems?

Mostly infections: In women bladder infections, cystitis, are mostly due to bacterial infections from the bacterial e-coli. For men, infections are usually in the prostate gland. The infections can be bacterial or non-bacterial. Most people respond to a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more