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Weak Urine Stream In Women
I am a 30 year old woman. I have been having a very weak urine stream for about 2 months now. What could be wrong?
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
Slow flow: Voiding flow rates are a function of the strenght of the bladder muscle and the caliber of the out flow tract including the bladder neck, the prostatic urethra and the penile urethra. Weak stream most commonly occurs with prostatic growth age related narrowing the passage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urination: If this is new, it may be due to a blockage, such as from a stone, in your urethra. Generally accompanied by significant pain. If you are not drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily, you may just be urinating less. I recommend a basicurinalysis and kidney function test to allay your concerns. ...Read more
Medical Terminology: Nope. This is like porn you are supposed to know what porn is when you see it and with a urine stream not weak is the sensation you can easily push the urine out of your bladder and there is a pressure and rapidity that seems to go away as us men get a bit older. Weak means that it can take time to start to go and that there is no possibility that you can push the urine out any faster. ...Read more
Normal: Sexual activity can cause some swelling of the urethral tissue. In addition, the pelvic floor muscles which contract intensely, especially during orgasm, can stay hypertonic for a bit and this can affect urine flow. As long as it resolves in a few hours, no worries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually is: How much of a problem it is depends on the findings.By age 5 circumcised males may develop a narrowing of the urine outlet of the penis.It is less common for uncircumcised. If they have a mild inflammation at that site, conservative treatment with meds may improve it.Often it provides enough of a problem that the kid needs to have the outlet widened(dilated) by a urologist (under anesthesia ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Benign Prostatic: Hyperplasia also called benign enlargement of the prostate. BPH is very common in patients over 60 years of age. The weak urine stream, the urgency to urinate are common symptoms. See your PCP first. Your primary care physician may decide that your symptoms should be treated by a urologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interesting.: Could be due to a syringocele, which is a urthral swelling from a partially blocked cowper's gland duct. Other possibilities are blockage of the ejaculatory duct or even temporary failure of bladder neck to relax. Bladder neck remains closed during ejaculation to all semen to flow out of the urthra rather than backwards into the bladder. See a urologist symptom increases in severity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an often weak urine stream & split stream at times.I had a Cystoscopy he said all looked great! Any ideas? Is it just getting older? Thank you
Here is ...: The mechanical changes such as size & degree of blockage of prostate and some roughness in bladder as ssen in cystoscopy ( the urethra, especially prostate urethra, and the bladder) is not always linearly proportional to the degree of function, that is, how the relaxation and opening of prostate urethra and coordinating bladder muscle contraction may take place. So, ask Doc to gain some sensible. ...Read more
Weak stream: Weak stream is never normal, even if not accompanied by any other symptom [like burning + frequency + fever + flank pain]. It should never occur as a single symptom in young people. In older men, 50yo above, it can be simply bigger prostate then normal [and always also harder instead of being really really soft and not squeezing onto the ureter]. ...Read more
Frequent urination (worsened by: in the evening, at night) and slow or weak urine stream. also I go then go agin 5 mins later. always feel urge to go?
Needs followup: Urinary changes as mentioned can be secondary to obstruction in the urinary tract. These can include prostate enlargement, bladder stones or scar tissue in the urethra. Frequent urination can occur due to incomplete emptying of the bladder. You should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more
Prostate and physical exam all checked out good, very weak urine stream, difficult to start, stopping and starting, sprays..what's wrong?
Other things...: You may need to see a urologist who may do urodynamic studies, which can determine the force of your urination. In addition to obstruction, another possibility is a neuromuscular issue, where you cannot contract your bladder strongly enough. This is non-invasive and can be done as an outpatient in the urologist's office. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you are taking pain medications that are narcotic, muscle relaxers, or other meds that have the potential to make you sleepy, then yes. If you had severe spinal cord/nerve compression, you likely would not be able to void voluntarily. There would be saddle numbness and likely pain into legs as well if related. So I am doubtful that you have cauda equina syndrome with only the 2 symptoms listed. ...Read more
Weak stream: If you are above 50, this may mean big prostate that presses and squeezed the ureter shut. Or if young, it can be a prostate infection and urine infection. Urine infection in men and women cause burning sensation when urinating, but also increased frequency and difficulty to urinate. If accompanied by fever and chills, then it is kidney infection that can lead to blood infection and death. ...Read more
Would an intermittent painless split/weak urine stream for years typically be caused by colon cancer or other causes in a male age 36?
What could cause a weak urine stream in a 21yo male? There's no pain, no change in frequency or amount of urination, or change in ejaculation.
Here are some...: Weak urine flow in a 21-y-o man without pas history of urethritis, urethral trauma, still needs a pro-evaluation to assure no urethral stricture, meatal stenosis, or simply poor relaxation and opening of bladder neck, etc. to assure having a happy bladder, which is able to empty, to hold urine, has no UTI, and you void comfortably. How? To http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
I have a weak urine stream. it often does the split stream.had it checked twice.i was told most Likely scar tissue. Had prostate test. All good.ideas?
Checked how?: Hello,checking for slow stream should include:uroflowmetry done when your bladder is very full after drinking plenty fluids till you can barely hold it.This should be followed by bladder ultrasound to check residual urine.What scar tissue?Are you referring to stricture?If so,did you have cystoscopy?I assume you mean PSA by "prostate test".I hope you are seeing a urologist.Hope this helps.Good luck ...Read more
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