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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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Hello, I am a female 31. I have to push to get all my urine out. It had been like this for years. When I was younger I used to hold my urine for lo?

Hello, I am a female 31.  I have to push to get all my urine out.  It had been like this for years.  When I was younger I used to hold my urine for lo?

Should see specialis: The things that determine how urine flows out of the bladder are the position of the bladder compared to the tube that drains it - the urethra, the muscles around the bladder, and sometimes effects of medications. It is possible to have blockage of the tube. You should see a urologist to make sure that is not the case. ...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

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When i urinate, i feel some urine is left inside bladder and i have to push the bladder from downside with hand so that remaining come out.

When i urinate, i feel some urine is left inside bladder and i have to push the bladder from downside with hand so that remaining come out.

Be evaluated ...: Go to be evaluated so to find out what may be the underlying causes for your feeling not emptying well and poor urine flow. How to unveil the myth behind the symptoms? Follow instructions described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work closely with doc for right diagnosis and care. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login-using audio/video is better ...Read more

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I am a female with difficulty emptying my bladder. No pain, or burning, but I have to push on my lower abdomen to start urine flow ?

I am a female with difficulty emptying my bladder.  No pain, or burning, but I have to push on my lower abdomen to start urine flow ?

You should: See a urologist to do an imaging study and possibly urodynamic studies. Your symptoms may be due to a change in the angle of your urethra and bladder. Or one of many other possibilities. A urologist should be able to help. ...Read more

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Urodynamics test showed the inner structure of bladder is perfect but I have to push my belly for urine to come out, why is that?I had cauda equina .

Urodynamics test showed the inner structure of bladder is perfect but I have to push my belly for urine to come out, why is that?I had cauda equina .

Cauda equina is: Your answer, as you likely affected some innervation to the bladder, causing difficulty initiating a urinary stream. There are meds to help, and in some cases, people catheterize themselves, to make it easier, but there is an infection risk.. Discuss further with your neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What cause urine to stink?

What cause urine to stink?

Dehydrated or UTI: Foods (asparagus) can do it. If you get dehydrated, your body concentrates your urine to preserve water. This can make it smell strong. Drinking more water will reverse it. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can also change the odor. You may also have burning or pain, frequent urges, fever, or back pain with a uti. If drinking more doesn't help and you have any of these symptoms, get urine checked. ...Read more

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What could cause orangish urine?

What could cause orangish urine?

Several things:: The color of urine will depend on hydration status, ingested foods, vitamins, medications, & certain health conditions. Food: beets, blackberries, artificial food coloring. Vitamins: b complex, multivitamins. Medications: Pyridium (phenazopyridine), certain laxatives. Medical conditions: hemolytic anemia, rhabdomyolysis, light blood in the urine due to injury, infection, or tumor. ...Read more

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What could cause urine dripping?

What could cause urine dripping?

In a female: It is usually related to issues with the urethra, the tube going from the bladder to the outside. There is post void dribbling and leakage with cough and sneeze called stress urinary incontince. It could also be related to a UTI if a new problem? The worst scenario, and not typical, is a neurogenic bladder where the bladder doesn't adequatly empty, then dribbling from "overflow" if prob. Go in. ...Read more

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Why do I have bubbles in my urine?

Why do I have bubbles in my urine?

Protein: Most common cause of bubbling of urine is when somebody is spilling out excessive amount of protein in the urine, common in disease like diabetes. Simple urinalysis can be a good start of ruling it out. ...Read more

Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more