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I don't have a uti, but i often feel the urgency to pee and like i'm not emptying my bladder, what is this?

I don't have a uti, but i often feel the urgency to pee and like i'm not emptying my bladder, what is this?

Bladder study: I suggest an exam by a urologist to see if you have structural problems with your bladder or a neurological problem with your bladder. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Hi akash(M),age 22.My gall bladder n urinary bladder is partially in distended state n there is bowel gas also.What it means?Need tips

Hi akash(M),age 22.My gall bladder n urinary bladder is partially in distended state n there is bowel gas also.What it means?Need tips

See answer: The presence of bowel gas and some degree of urinary bladder and gall bladder distension are all fairly common and most often "normal" findings on an abdominal X-Ray or imaging study and usually have no particular significance. ...Read more

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I have MS and I believe my bladder is not completely emptying what will happen if this is the case?

I have MS and I believe my bladder is not completely emptying what will happen if this is the case?

Incomplete emptying.: Will need to see urologist to determine cause of this symptom. Could be that flow is being restricted or more likely that the bladder muscle is not contracting properly. There are many other things that could do this ...Read more

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Bladder retention,kidney function 100% not voiding for 3 days where is it going, because it is not coming out or backing up to my kidneys.

Bladder retention,kidney function 100% not voiding for 3 days where is it going, because it is not coming out or backing up to my kidneys.

See doctor: Not voiding for 3 days is a serious problem that needs immediate attention. Please see a a doctor Now. ...Read more

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I don't feel like my bladder is completely empty after peeing. Is this a bladder infection?

Bladder infection: Not necessarily. It is important to determine why you are prone to residual urine or urine left in the bladder after urination. Schedule a consultation with a urologist. You maybe surprised that the cause is plain and simple constipation. ...Read more

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What to do if I had an ultrasound done and the reports say I have partially distended urinary bladder and semi distended gall bladder what does it mean?

What to do if I had an ultrasound done and the reports say I have partially distended urinary bladder and semi distended gall bladder what does it mean?

Probably normal: Partyially distended bladder at time of ultrasound just means you had some urine present, which is normal. Semidistded gall bladder means that it was 1/2 full of bile, which is also normal. ...Read more

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When passing urine, it stops completely towards the end even though I can feel my bladder has not completely emptied. What do you think is the cause?

When passing urine, it stops completely towards the end even though I can feel my bladder has not completely emptied. What do you think is the cause?

Not that hard if...: To figure out what might cause your symptoms correctly can be done reasonably by following instruction & steps in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work closely with doc to reach right diagnosis for right care. Clinically, one has to confirm if you indeed can not empty bladder or may have UTI or .... ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have cystitis? My bladder feels lower, fuller.

Is it possible that I have cystitis? My bladder feels lower, fuller.

Can be/other symptom: Cystitis has many infectious causes, and symptoms. The usual ones are dysuria (painful urination), frequency, urgency, and suprapubic pain. But it can be asymptomatic. Depending on your age, etc. Other things, like weak ligaments that hold up the bladder, uterus, and other organs can cause fuller/lower feeling bladder. However, it can be cystitis and you should see your doctor to rule it out. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to be having pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

Is it normal for me to be having pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

Possibly: Depending on how long it has been since the surgery, this may be normal. After about a month, you should have very little abdominal pain. Right upper quadrant pain beyond that should be investigated. There can be fluid that collects where the gallbladder was, and there can be scar tissue ("adhesions") that can be painful. See your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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My urinary bladder does not empty. Post void is 65 ml. What are the risks and what should I do?

My urinary bladder does not empty. Post void is 65 ml. What are the risks and what should I do?

Urologist: That is not a very high post-void residual, but it is troublesome at your age. See a medical practitioner or a urologist for a prostate exam. Depending on the relative size of your prostate they may recommend either Flomax (tamsulosin) or Proscar and they will probably want to check your psa. ...Read more

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If you have bladder spasms is it normal for your bladder to leak sometimes?

Neither is normal: So called bladder spasms are abnormal & are likely involuntary bladder contractions which are possibly signs of neurogenic bladder dysfunction. These likely are causing the leakage. Note that ur also having back pain. Thus spinal cord tethering may need 2b ruled out. Advise you to consult with a urologist for urodynamic testing which includes sphincter emg. Spinal MRI should also be considered. ...Read more

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I can't urinate normal. I urinate but then there's still urge after i empty my bladder is it chronic kidney failure?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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I can't urinate normal. I urinate but then there's still urge after i empty my bladder is it chronic kidney failure?

No, usually not...: Many females experience how the way you urinate. And how you urinate is not directly related with kidney function. For the time being, watch what you eat or drink to see if you can identify certain foods or beverages bothering your voiding. Notably, coffee and tea, spice foods, alcohol, etc may affect how you feel in the bladder. So, watch, see, and adjust for change. Best wishee... ...Read more

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Each time after urination, it feels like bladder is not emptyed properly. Urine infection? What can be done?

Each time after urination, it feels like bladder is not emptyed properly. Urine infection? What can be done?

Check urine : Need to have urine checked for infection and get a bladder scan to see if bladder does empty can be a variety of issues. ...Read more

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My pee is dark and bladder hurts what is the problem?

My pee is dark and bladder hurts what is the problem?

Get checked for: Bladder and kidney infection. In the meantime, drink lots of water with cranberry juice. Take care! ...Read more

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I can pee normally but its not as strong as it was as if my muscles are contracted i empty my bladder its fine but i feel that its so weak what is it ?

I can pee normally but its not as strong as it was as if my muscles are contracted i empty my bladder its fine but i feel that its so weak what is it ?

This sounds normal: It is normal to have a stronger urinary stream when you contract your abdominal and pelvic muscles. A weak urinary stream is normal as long as you are not having difficulty empyting your bladder entirely. ...Read more

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