Incomplete bladder emptying is a condition where there is incomplete emptying of the bladder when it remains whole. It is also known as urinary retention. The symptoms are difficulty emptying the bladder, losing a small amount of urine every day, increased abdominal pressure, and increased urge to urinate. The causes are an enlarged prostate, infections, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and urethral stricture. It is managed by taking medications depending on the cause.
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I have constipation since past few months even after adequate fluid intake, balanced diet and exercise. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have constipation. I drink 2 to 3 liters of water, eat vegetables, fruit, oatmeal, protein, and exercise daily. I am 53 years old, nearing menopause, and suddenly, I feel like I cannot empty my bowels. I have tiny movements throughout the day. I had a routine colonoscopy two years ba... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history, and below is my observation. 1) When you start changing your diet to control weight, your bowels take time to get adjusted to new routines. There are certainly other possibilities... Read Full »
I have an urge to go to the bathroom frequently, but when I go, there is no urine. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a strange complaint nowadays. I have an urge to go to the bathroom, but when I go, there is no urine. However, I do not have any pain or blood. I had UTIs three times, around eight to nine years back out of which two were mild, and one was severe. What can I do to stop this urg... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you to consult a doctor to get physically examined to rule out any medical problems. I also suggest you to follow the below tips to improve your symptoms: Drink plenty of fluids. Take a Citro-soda sachet twice daily in a glass... Read Full »
I have voiding difficulties and increased bladder wall thickness. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My bladder wall is 7 mm wide, and my voiding is not good. Frequent ejaculation closes the voiding duct. The prostate is normal but has calcifications in the center. My sister has bladder issues too. Please help me, doctor. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.An increase in bladder wall thickness suggests obstruction in the flow of urine. Obstruction causes bladder muscle hypertrophy. You will need a physical examination and a cystoscopy test (it is an endoscopy to see for obstruction in the urethra and bladder from inside). Pr... Read Full »
How to manage bladder sphincter dyssynergia?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old male, and I have a lot of problems during urination, from 20 days. The quantity of urine is very less, I feel that my bladder is not empty, and I have to pee frequently. I consulted a doctor, and he asked me to do a urine culture, KUB scan, and uroflowmetry. My ur... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the description, you do not appear to have bladder sphincter dyssynergia, as you have these symptoms for a short duration and KUB (kidney, ureter, and bladder) scan is normal. Were you prescribed any antibiotics at the start of this episode? I think it is a case o... Read Full »
Why do I feel bladder fullness always?
Query: Hi doctor,I have had an overactive bladder for around five to six years. I would like to find out what the issue is and if I have any health concerns. I have never had a bladder infection and have been tested many times. I had one C section last year, but it did not make my condition worse. My sympt... Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Overactive bladder is diagnosed with urodynamic studies. You have symptoms of increased frequency of urine, mainly at night, causing sleep disturbance. Careful investigations and follow up required. As long as we get the cause, then only treatment will be effective. ... Read Full »
Blockage in urinary tract prevents me from voiding urine completely. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I have been having trouble urinating. Whenever I urinate I feel like there is a blockage that is preventing all the urine coming out at once. This requires me to wait for a long time and continue pushing the urine out and then at the end I am using my fingers to... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Semen blocking the way cannot happen so this much thing is clear. Secondly, for how long you are having urinary symptoms you mention? Do you have any urinary complaints like frequency, urgency, poor stream, nocturia, dribbling, or burning micturation? Does your poor flo... Read Full »
What could cause symptoms such as BP, memory problems and incomplete bladder emptying?
Query: Hello doctor, I have the following symptoms. Bladder cannot be emptied fully, due to this I frequently go to the bathroom. During urination, I have to do forcefully. BP due to anxiety. Forget learning and memory skill is weak. Before taking medicine for anxiety my heart pounds during tense. After ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you have investigation related urine problem like CBC (complete blood count), renal function test, USG (ultrasound) whole abdomen (to rule our protest pathology)? Did you take any medicine for anxiety? You have mentioned High BP, now what is your BP? Any medicine fo... Read Full »
Is it normal to constrict your muscles to urinate?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 53 years old with type 2 insulin dependent diabetes. For the past five years, my urine stream has become slow. As the stream is slow, I cannot stand and urinate. But, I feel that the bladder is empty after urination. In all scans the prostate is normal including the latest one. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know few more details to help you in a better way. Do you have any stress incontinence? Is there involuntary dribbling of urine when coughing? Do you have any urgency that is unable to control passing urine once you got the thought of passing urine? Do yo... Read Full »
Why do I feel burning sensation and incomplete bladder emptying?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 42 years old, and I had a bacterial infection. I took anti-bacterial and anti-fungus medication. Now, I have a burning sensation while going pee and I feel like I have an unemptied bladder. I have an urge to pee. I also have a feeling of having leakage. I am taking the following med... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from recurrent urinary tract infection. Please explain about the bacterial infection you had and about the medication taken. Please explain the reason for taking Aspirin. Read Full »
I am taking medicines for an overstretched bladder with no improvement. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,I have a problem of urine dripping for two to three minutes after I urinate. Also, even if I do not have an urge to urinate, I end up passing large amounts of urine. I visited a doctor and he ordered some tests, the results of which I have attached. After seeing the report, the doctor s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You do have an overstretched bladder. It is as a result of your habit of holding urine for too long. I suggest the following: Restrict fluid intake, especially at bed... Read Full »