Less Urine Output

Oliguria or less urine output is a condition where the urine output is less than 400 milliliters in 24 hours. Dehydration, infections, obstruction of the urinary tract, medications like NSAIDs, ACE inhibitors, etc., are the causes for oliguria. This condition may lead to hypertension, heart failure, gastrointestinal disorders, etc. Treatment is given based on the cause, and during the treatment, electrolyte imbalance is corrected with special drinks.

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How long should I take medicines for decreased urine output and irritation while urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am recovering from COVID and tested antigen-negative last week by a home-based kit approved by ICMR. I experienced burning sensation while passing urine, and also the urination was less. I underwent KFT and the reports came back normal. However, one of my doctor friends suggested that I...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports that you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). No need to worry as all the reports are normal. You can take it thrice daily. No harm in it. Also, I suggest you to take it for a ...  Read Full »

Kindly review my father's report and give a suitable treatment plan for his symptoms.

Query: Hello doctor, My father has a distended abdomen, fatigue, and occasional breathlessness on walking. I have attached the reports of my father. We are quite concerned seeing his low eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate), pre-diabetes values, cholesterol, etc. Please guide us on the best course ...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw his reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). His liver function test, thyroid function test, and complete hemogram are all normal. There is a slight increase in his serum creatinine, and the rest of his kidney function test is with...  Read Full »

Will prostate enlargement and calculus in the kidney cause difficulty in urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I start experiencing a problem with urination. I am also prediabetic. Urination is slow. Three days ago, the ultrasound showed mild prostate enlargement stage 1 and a calculus of 3.1 mm in the right kidney. I am under the following mediations: 1) Pancreatin. 2) Sodium Tauroglycocholate an...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). In my opinion, you should get PSA (prostate specific antigen) test done. Suppose this is normal, then no need to worry. Continue Ta...  Read Full »

Why is my urine output low except when I exercise or do abdominal massage?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30-year-old male. I have some problems with urination. It got started before a day. I have low urine output. I have only a small amount of urine passage every time after urination. But after doing exercise or some abdominal massage, I have more urine output. I have attached my repor...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports are normal except for isolated ketonuria. I suggest you repeat your urine test for ketones. Usually, ketonuria occurs due to uncontrolled diabetes, starvation, prolonged vomiting and diarrhea, glycogen storage disease, severe sustained exercise, dietary...  Read Full »

What is the cause of my low urine flow?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from poor urine flow and hesitancy. My USG and KFT are normal. I have attached the reports. What is the issue, and what are the treatment options?   Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I believe you have enlarged prostate causing obstruction to your flow. The size of prostate does not matter rather the shape of prostate is more important and the anatomy of prostate is well seen on the flexible cystoscopy if facility is available. You have mild symptom...  Read Full »

Why does the urge to urinate persist with low urine volume?

Query: Hello doctor, I have the urge (not frequent) to urinate when there is very little urine in my bladder. Just a couple of drops. And urine volume for 24 hours period is very low. I do not have a blockage. This started when I was put on Venlafaxine. No connection was made to the medicine. After ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequency and urgency of urine are common in middle-aged women and is referred to as bladder overactivity. But other causative factors should be excluded like urinary tract infection and small capacity as bladder or bladder outlet obstruction. Regarding a small amount ...  Read Full »

Will pulmonary hypertension interrupt with the urinary output?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask your opinion regarding my sister having severe pulmonary artery hypertension. Now she is on Macitentan and Tadalafil. After that, she developed edema requiring multiple trip to ED for fluid overload. She is on Furosemide, Spironolactone, and Verapamil after that. The proble...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your sister's health problems. She is not making urine at the moment because most likely she suffered kidney injury. Is her body swollen? Is she on urinary catheter? How long has she been on Furosemide?   Read Full »

What could be the reason for less urinary output and occasional urine leakage?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is a 50-year-old female. She had a history of early menopause (periods stopped after 35 yrs). Her gall bladder removed last year and she has hypothyroidism and taking Thyronorm .25 mg for the past three years. Her present complaint is problem in urination, urine flow is low a...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have leakage when you feel to urinate? Do you have urine leakage when you cough or sneeze? When you hold urine at that time did you feel burning or pain? For what maximum time you are able to hold urine? Any history of diabetes or hypertension or any medicatio...  Read Full »

There is no urine output in a diabetic patient. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My father-in-law is aged 77 years. He has diabetes and blood pressure. His creatinine level is between 3.6 and 3.8. Has high levels of albumin in the urine and high levels of urea (129). He is admitted to the hospital following less to nil urine output. They have placed a catheter and...  Read Full »


Dr. Tarek Algamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, unfortunately this is chronic kidney disease stage 4 to 5. May be the late stages of CKD is rapidly progressive especially in diabetics. If urine output has not been improved after treating the infection and achieving good water balance, I am afraid he might need ...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to pass urine after UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am newly married for 25 days. 10 days ago, I had UTI with burning sensation while urinating for which I was prescribed Augmentin 625 and Cital syrup. I took medicine for three days and had some relief. Then three days back suddenly I was not able to urinate at all. My bladder was fu...  Read Full »


Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Urinary infection is common in young married women. You had UTI and it was treated with antibiotics, causing no growth on culture. Only thing of note is draining 400 ml through a catheter, usually, retention is not common. You should not hold urine for long. Never postp...  Read Full »

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