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Im having a hard time urinating... I sit there forever and release a little but at a time...Why is that?
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In brief: Infection, inflamed
This can be due to multiple causes.
Obviously infection has to be ruled out or urinary retention. Assuming no problems, a lot of times it is a noninfectious process that has symptoms of an infection but is only inflammation. The symptoms can be treated by increasing water intake and avoiding certain foods/liquids such as alcohol and spicy foods. Otc analgesics may help with the discomfort as well.

In brief: Infection, inflamed
This can be due to multiple causes.
Obviously infection has to be ruled out or urinary retention. Assuming no problems, a lot of times it is a noninfectious process that has symptoms of an infection but is only inflammation. The symptoms can be treated by increasing water intake and avoiding certain foods/liquids such as alcohol and spicy foods. Otc analgesics may help with the discomfort as well.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Need more history
I.E sex, age, other symptoms & previous medical history.
Could be a uti, obstruction or neurologic. If mauure female ?Cystocele or uterine prolapse. Prostatic enlargement or urethral stricture if male. Bladder stone, diabetes bladder or a urethral diverticulum are conditions which affect both sexes.

In brief: Need more history
I.E sex, age, other symptoms & previous medical history.
Could be a uti, obstruction or neurologic. If mauure female ?Cystocele or uterine prolapse. Prostatic enlargement or urethral stricture if male. Bladder stone, diabetes bladder or a urethral diverticulum are conditions which affect both sexes.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Man or Woman
An enlarged prostate could be obstructing the flow of urine.
Take a look at the picture to the left. Your doctor may have to perform a digital rectal exam (rite of passage for those older than 40!). He or she may also perform a blood test (psa). An enlarged prostate is only one possible cause of your problem. Talk it over with your doctor. P.S., sorry if you have an xx chromosome.

In brief: Man or Woman
An enlarged prostate could be obstructing the flow of urine.
Take a look at the picture to the left. Your doctor may have to perform a digital rectal exam (rite of passage for those older than 40!). He or she may also perform a blood test (psa). An enlarged prostate is only one possible cause of your problem. Talk it over with your doctor. P.S., sorry if you have an xx chromosome.
Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
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