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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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