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Holding Urine

Holding urine is not harmful to health. But, doing it regularly can increase the risk of infection or kidney disease including urinary tract infections, enlarged prostate, neurogenic bladder, kidney disorders, bladder stretching, and urinary retention. Holding urine for a long time can also weaken the bladder muscles over time. Having healthy bladder habits can help overcome this problem.

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I want to know for how long can a man contract his external urethral sphincter. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,I want to know for how long can a man contract his external urethral sphincter. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The external sphincter is a muscle that controls urine flow. This is under voluntary control. We usually use it when we want to control the flow of urine during a urine urge. One can control it for a few minutes like 10 to 15 minutes if the bladder is completely full....  Read Full »

I am experiencing discomfort at the tip of the penis when I do not pass urine. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing some light discomfort at the tip of the penis when I do not pass urine for six to eight hours or overnight. I did not notice anything abnormal about the urine, there was no color change, discharge, or pain when ejaculating. Wondering what it could be? It has been a few w...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com Pain at the tip of the penis has many causes it can be a simple allergic reaction due to products used in showers like soaps. It also can be infection or inflammation of the urethra due to sexual contact what needs to be done is urine analysis and then, if necessary then,...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for overactive bladder?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not have a UTI. A test was done to check my kidney function and diabetes. I have the urge to urinate for the past one month. I urinate more in the morning, and it gets decreased during the day and at night time. I have muscle aches on the thighs, arms, and back. I have bloating and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If your tests have ruled out urinary infection, you may have an overactive bladder. Take a moderate amount of fluids throughout the day. Do not take a large amount of liquid at a time. ...  Read Full »

Will recurrent UTI occur due to holding urine for a prolonged time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I did a urine test today, there is no UTI or any infection, but the RBC count was 0 to 1. I did a test six weeks back, which showed the RBC count to be 4 to 6. I still feel there is a block to the urine flow, and I have to go every 15 minutes or every one hour,...  Read Full »


Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history suggests that you have very frequent urination and poor flow with recurrent UTI (urinary tract infection). I would like to know, do you have constipation or numbness of the sole? How frequently do you get up at night? Has any catheter been put in your urethra...  Read Full »

Can you suggest a medicine to prevent urination at night during travel?

Query: Hi doctor, I am going to have a long journey. Can I take a salt tablet to prevent urination during the night? If so, please suggest any tablet.  Read Full »


Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Why do you want to hold urine? Do you travel frequently? I suggest tablet Tolterodine 4 mg at the start of the travel and tablet or nasal spray Minirin (Desmopressin). Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take medicine with consent. Still, I would like to know ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for oliguria in my husband?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has not urinated in almost 24 hours. He has a pain in his right shoulder and chest with a severe headache. Also, his kidneys hurt.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. A urine output of fewer than 400 mL per day is referred to as oligouria. And no urine output means anuria. Both the conditions need urgent ER (emergency room) care to prevent a renal shutdown. The cause could be an infection, renal failure,...  Read Full »

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