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What does it mean if I have urinary retention?

What does it mean if I have urinary retention?

Can't urinate: Urinary retention means either complete inability to urinate, emergency which requires catheterization for relief, or else retaining significant amount of urine if urination is possible. Most commonly in older men with prostate enlargement, or women with vaginal or uterine prolapse or cystocele. Also caused by spinal cord injuries + other causes of neurogenic bladder, ms, some utis, urethral tic. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more


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What does it mean if I have painful urination?

What does it mean if I have painful urination?

Many possibilities: Often but not always associated with an infection; can be bladder, kidney, vagina, prostate, testicular or limited to the urethra. Some std's can cause this as well as trauma, sexual activity and even vigorous athletics. A few drugs and herbs can cause urinary discomfort, and rarely obstruction. If associated with blood, foul odor or air passage, or if persisturgent medical evaluation is advised. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have burning with urination?

What does it mean if I have burning with urination?

Many possibilities.: The most common would be a urinary tract infection. Urethritis or some other pelvic infections can also cause this. Some patients with irritation on the vulva can also report this symptom. The vulvar irritation could be from a yeast infection, herpes, or allergic reactions. A chronic inflammation of the bladder called interstitial cystitis can be the cause of persistent or hard to treat symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean if have overactive bladder?

What does it mean if have overactive bladder?

"Sensitive bladder": Means that bladder sends message to brain of need to urinate with relatively minor bladder filling. Bladder muscle, with oab is sensitive to minor stretch, or even initiate an involuntary bladder contraction making u feel u have to urinate frequently. Can also be caused by "irritated" lining such as in iinterstitial cystitis, condition usually responds to medication. Best managed by urologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have bloating?

What does it mean if I have bloating?

Gas: Bloating is often related to specific foods. Avoiding those will help, but there are a number of over the counter medications available for bloating due to gas. Almost all contain simethicone. If you have avoided gassy foods and your symptoms persist you should see you doctor for evaluation to rule out bowel disease or other causes for bloating. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have urine trouble (microalbuminurea)?

What does it mean if I have urine trouble (microalbuminurea)?

How much?: If it is less than 30 mg/day, it is normal. If it is more than 300 mg/day, you should seek care as it is an indication of renal damage. Between 30 and 300 would require some investigation. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2658722/ ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have pregnancy problem?

What does it mean if I have pregnancy problem?

Pregnancy Problem: Thier are many different types of pregnancy complications, each has a specific name. What kind of problem it is will indicate if it will interfere with any part of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have amenorrhea?

What does it mean if I have amenorrhea?

No periods: If you had periods, and now you don't, you could be pregnant, or you could have a hormone abnormality from the pituitary, or hypothyroidism. Women who exercise excessively sometimes stop having periods, or women with anorexia nervosa who get too thin. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have kidney pain when breathing?

What does it mean if I have kidney pain when breathing?

Not be kidney pain?: Abdominal pain with breathing is due to moving of diaphragm. It does not have to be kidney pain as other factors are possible e.g. Lower end of lungs due to pleurisy. The kidneys do not feel pain unless the capsule around it is inflamed or distended. Poss kidney infection or stone disease. But see your doc to evaluate location of pain and may be do an ultrasound if needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have cloudy urine?

What does it mean to have cloudy urine?

Infection, bleeding: Cloudy urine is caused by small particles that block the passage of light, the most innocuous cause would be the precipitation of amorphous salts, usually phosphates, this usually happens when the urine cools prior to testing. Serious causes such as infection, or bleeding need evaluation. A urinalysis and discussion with your doctor should clear this up. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have leukocytes in my urine?

What does it mean if I have leukocytes in my urine?

Urine results: Leukocytes/white blood cells indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of whole blood in the urine. Ketones are breakdown products of fats/fatty acids & seen in fasting or starvation. Lab findings must be taken in a clinical context; we would need to know what symptoms, issues, or other info available if any to help evaluate. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have ataxia?

What does it mean if I have ataxia?

Ataxia: The word ataxia means without coordination. People with ataxia have problems with coordination because parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are affected. Ataxia may affect the fingers, hands, arms, legs, body, speech, and eye movements. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have cloudy urine?

Many possibilities: It could be a transient occurrence from something you ate or drank, but more likely the prodrome (or telling finding) of a uti. If it does not clear up in 1-2 days, or other symptoms appear (especially back ache, headache, fever or burning on urination), it needs to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have dizziness?

What does it mean if I have dizziness?

Nothing vs. smth: Dizziness is experienced by all of us. To raise a red flag, though is worth when it is getting more frequent and severe, cannot be otherwise explained by "benign" causes (orthostatic hypotension, for example) and also having other symptoms present (headache, double vision, seizures, numbness, weakness in certain parts of the body, gait disturbances etc.). ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have behavioral problem?

What does it mean if I have behavioral problem?

General term: 'behavior' is basically what people do; behavioral problems would be things people do that cause problems. The term is general, not just medical-- examples might be getting into fights, arguing, breaking rules, yelling back at parents, doing drugs, driving recklessly... And actions at odds with rules of normal society. Behav probs might suggest psych problems- depression, anxiety, add, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have eye swelling?

What does it mean if I have eye swelling?

Depends: Is the swelling of the lids? Is is painless? Swelling can be a reaction to focal infection, or an allergic response. It might also be hereditary angioedema. Or it may be fluid excess from heart failure. If the swelling is behind the eye it may be infectious. What seems to be swelling may be thyroid infiltration or a tumor. If persistent, it needs evaluation by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a recurring fever?

What does it mean if I have a recurring fever?

Depends: Tick borne relapsing fever and louse borne relapsing fever are caused by spirochetes, a type of bacteria. There are many other causes of recurring fevers due to infectious and non-infectious diseases. Anyone having unexplained recurring fevers should see their doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have penile discharge?

What does it mean if I have penile discharge?

Std: Possible sexually transmitted disease must be ruled out ! ...Read more

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