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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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What is the definition or description of: weak urine stream?

What is the definition or description of: weak urine stream?

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 more

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What could cause a weak urine stream for a 28 year old male?

What could cause a weak urine stream for a 28 year old male?

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

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What are the main causes of a weak urine stream in a 36 year old male?

What are the main causes of a weak urine stream in a 36 year old male?

Probably: Prostatitis, and this can be chronic, inter mittant or acute. General doctor first, u/a, trial of antibiotics is common. If persistent, time for urology consult. ...Read more

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The term weak urine stream is vague. Is there a vol/time measurement that defines a weak stream?

The term weak urine stream is vague.  Is there a vol/time measurement that defines a weak stream?

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

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I seem to have a weak urine stream after sex?

I seem to have a weak urine stream after sex?

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 more

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My 5 year old son has a very weak urine stream, is this a problem?

My 5 year old son has a very weak urine stream, is this a problem?

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 more

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I am 67 years old. Why do I have a weak urine stream only in the morning?

I am 67 years old. Why do I have a weak urine stream only in the morning?

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 more

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What vitamin or mineral will help improve a weak urine stream?

What vitamin or mineral will help improve a weak urine stream?

None: Vitamins and minerals, if they are not deficient, will not affect urine stream. Weak urine stream usually means low intra-vascular volume, i.e. Not enough fluid in the body. Drink more water and healthy fluids. ...Read more

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After sex I usually have weak urine stream for about a day. Is it a prostate symptom?

After sex I usually have weak urine stream for about a day.  Is it a prostate symptom?

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 more

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