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Could a urethral spasm stop flow of urine when doing straight self catheterization?Or what might cause this to happen? Fullbladderwhen slfcing but urine flow comes inshort spurts&then stops altogether
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
No specific level: Urinary catheterization is considered under two conditions: 1. Low urine output (less than 300 cc/day) and 2. Diffuculty voiding (for example in men with prostate issues). In both cases, lab work usually demonstrates evidence of kidney injury and the placement of a catheter may help distinguish the underlying cause. ...Read more
My brother MS sufferer 75 y/o has urine blockage[ inability to urinate] self catherization by caretaker. Makes life very difficult. Any solution?
Perhaps: Recommend a visit to a urologist, as maybe prostate issues, causing urinary complaints, but ravages of ms and associated prior urinary tract infections may have culminated in permanent bladder problems. An ileostomy could be considered. Likely, at this point, the ms is "burnt out", and the usual disease modifying agents are unlikely to benefit. Check current meds for bladder adverse effects. ...Read more
Took a urine clean catch 36 male. Colony count = 1,000-10,000 mixed flora at final reading^L. Can you please interperet...
Contamination: Unless you have symptoms of a bladder infection, it could be contamination. If you have symptoms of pain with urination, frequent urination, or urgent urination, then it may be a real infection with a contaminated specimen. With symptoms, urine also should be sent for chlamydia and GC. A repeat clean-catch with mid-stream urine after cleansing the head of the penis is also a good plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atonic Bladder: Can result from holding back urination constantly or repeatedly, but isn't very common. Over the years have seen a couple of patients who developed atonic bladders from chronic suppression of urge to urinate. They essentially became neurogenic bladders & had to manage bladder emptying by self clean intermittent catheterization. However, strictly speaking you cannot develop NB by holding urine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some 'non-pill' methods to improve urine flow diagnosed as bph? If I take enogh fluids, I am up and down all night. Thanks.
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