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Why do I have to push to urinate?

Why do I have to push to urinate?

Blockage: Typically this is caused by inflammation in the urethra (the tube leaving the bladder) or an obtruction. The most likely obstruction in men is prostate enlargement. In women, prolapsing bladder or a fibroid in the uterus are both common causes. Your doctor should be able to figure this out pretty quickly. ...Read more

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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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I have to push to urinate. I am 26f with history of ovarian cysts. Could this be the reason? Does it mean it's a large cyst?

I have to push to urinate. I am 26f with history of ovarian cysts.  Could this be the reason?  Does it mean it's a large cyst?

See a GYN MD soon: There might be a growth(ovarian cyst) or something else pressing on the bladder that needs to be evaluated and resolved. See a gyn md at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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I feel like I can't get all of my urine out. Like I have to push it and it still isn't out all the way. And I have a constant urge to urinate. ?

I feel like I can't get all of my urine out. Like I have to push it and it still isn't out all the way. And I have a constant urge to urinate. ?

Infection, maybe.: You may have a urinary tract infection which can cause these symptoms. See or call your doc today or consider a Healthtap Prime consult: a reasonably priced virtual visit with a doc, where you can be evaluated and treated, if appropriate. Much cheaper than an Urgent Care visit! ...Read more

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Is it normal to find it hard to get the first urine of the day out? I have to push it out in little bits at a time. I am female, 33, 2 children.

Is it normal to find it hard to get the first urine of the day out? I have to push it out in little bits at a time. I am female, 33, 2 children.

Medication SFx?: Some medications may have the side effect of tightening up the urethra, making it difficult to void - amitriptylene and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are common ones for this complaint. If this has just been a recent development, then you might pee in a cup so your fp can see if this hesitancy is the beginning of a uti. It's a little strange that it's only happening in the morning, tho. ...Read more

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Every time i pee it burns and i go frequently. And when i urinate sometimes only small amounts come out. I have to push the remaining out. Please help?

Every time i pee it burns and i go frequently. And when i urinate sometimes only small amounts come out. I have to push the remaining out. Please help?

Urinary tract : Infection can give you these symptoms. You should see your doctor. You may need an antibiotic. In the meantime drink plenty of fluids and in some cases cranberry juice may help as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sometimes im noticing that I have to "push" near the end of emptying my bladder to complete urination. I have no infection, no foul smell, no pain.

This could be: Cystocele or normal variant. If it bothers you, consult a urologist or gynecologist. If it is a mechanical problem, the solution is usually surgical repair of the problem. ...Read more

Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more