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I been urinating a lot with and after I still have the pressure to still empty my bladder..

By Anonymous June 9, 2015 - 8:09am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for reaching out to us with your concern.

This sounds like urinary retention, which is the inability to empty the bladder.

The cause of your need to urinate frequently but not able to fully empty your bladder depends on your gender and age.

Urinary retention is most common in men in their 50s and 60s because of prostate enlargement.

A woman may experience urinary retention if her bladder sags or moves out of the normal position, which is referred to as cystocele, or pulled out of position by a sagging of the lower part of the colon, which is referred to as rectocele.

Other causes of urinary retention include an obstruction in the urinary tract such as an enlarged prostate or bladder stones, infections that cause swelling or irritation, nerve problems that interfere with signals between the brain and the bladder, medications, constipation, urethral stricture, or a weak bladder muscle.

Please consult your primary care physician so that a proper diagnosis can be made.


June 9, 2015 - 9:06am
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