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What Is Unsteady Urine Stream
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
Varies: It depends on whether you ate them with fatty food (absorption slowed down) or just by themselves and in what quantity. Earliest it would show up in your urine would be approx 4-8 hours and the average it would remain there would be 48 hours. Ingesting large quantity could mean--potentially- a test could remain positive at upwards six or more days though unlikely. ...Read more
Cloudy urine: This can be due to dehydration, but commonly is due to the sudden change in the pH when it hits the toilet water causing materials otherwise soluble in urine to precipitate out. The may be multiple other causes, including infection, but if you are without symptoms would simply ignore this. Best wishes. ...Read more
Always? How always?: As we age, men run risk of developing an enlarged prostate that may decrease urine flow and make it weaker than in one's youth. While it's part of aging, it's not normal if it bothers you. Your Family Doc or Urologist can discuss drug options to improve flow, perhaps surgery if necessary. In meantime, avoid antihistamines & decongestants which can aggravate issue. ...Read more
I'm 38 and having real probs doing the toilet my urine stream is slow & weak, it also feel like I need all the time.
Get checked!: You may have a urinary tract infection, or an infection of your prostate. See a doc and get evaluated so the proper treatment is started to get you feeling better. If you have fever, abdominal pain, or pain in your mid back, or anything else scary, go to an Emergency Room/Department. ...Read more
What could cause my urine stream to be fast? Like it comes out quickly like under high pressure 80% of the time? Is this normal? I am a woman 40 yrs.
Good plumbing !: Most people are worried about a weak urine stream, but if you feel you urine velocity and perhaps volume is high, maybe take a look at your Hemogobin A1C and fasting glucose and see if you might be diabetic. In general a healthy urine stream is good and prevents urinary tract infections ...Read more
My urine stream changed and makes a mess bc it hits the side of the bowl now. It goes out instead of down. I'm 21/F and noticed change after BC pills ?
Not certain this: change in stream direction/ strength has a lot to do with hormone pills. Perhaps the anatomy related to the lack of menstruation, or change in regularity, has affected your sphincter muscle strength?? Or perhaps you have a UTI (urinary tract infection) and has weakened your urethral sphincter? Do you have other symptoms (pain on urination, murky urine, fever, abdominal cramping)? ...Read more
Often normal, but...: Urine stream naturally gets weaker as men age, so maybe nothing is abnormal. But it can be due to an enlarging prostate gland, so you should bring it up with your doctor next time you have a routine appointment. If this is new and started suddenly, see a doctor right away. I'm also a bit concerned that you listed pain, itching, and balanitis as Conditions; this could be related to those. ...Read more
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