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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

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

All of above: Any urethral, bladder or valve spasm can cause intermittent flow as well as stones or scarring. An ultrasound or cystiscopy may be indicated as well as urodynamic studies to fully determine the cause. ...Read more

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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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At what level of urine output is considered for catherization?

At  what  level  of urine  output is  considered  for  catherization?

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

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My brother MS sufferer 75 y/o has urine blockage[ inability to urinate] self catherization by caretaker. Makes life very difficult. Any solution?

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

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Why is urine oily.

Why is urine oily.

Urine Norms: Urine is not oily. If you feel your's is oily then you need to get to your family clinic. This is a very unique question and is not the norm for urine symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is my urine hot?

Why is my urine hot?

Body temperature : Freshly voided urine is at core body temperature. ...Read more

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Urine straw colored?

Urine straw colored?

Not sure: Urine normaly straw colored may seem dark to you if so pick up water intake. ...Read more

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Is urine ph6.5 normal?

Is urine ph6.5 normal?

Absolutely normal: Ph between 5.0 & 8.0 can be normal. Ph of 6.5 is marginally acidic and perfectly normal. ...Read more

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Why is my urine brown?

Why is my urine brown?

Urine color : There are a few thing that can do that : dehydration , rhabomyolisis ( muscle break due to meds or trauma ) elevated bilirubin . Need to get check with blood and urine tests. ...Read more

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Why is my urine white ?

Why is my urine white
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White vs clear: Typically the color of your urine tells us about your hydration status. I am assuming you mean clear in color when you say white - if it is white and cannot see through it well, please go see someone right away, but if you mean it looks more like 7UP or Sprite, that means you are typically well hydrated, the more dark yellow your urine looks, the more dehydrated you likely are. ...Read more

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What causes black urine?

What causes black urine?

Melanoma : The most common cause of black urine is melanoma in the bladder. ...Read more

Catheterization (Definition)

This means placing a catheter (hollow tube) into the body. Different catheters are used for different body parts ...Read more