Q. My urine output is low, except when I exercise or do abdominal massage. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Ankush Jairath
and medically reviewed by Dr. Hemalatha
This is a premium question & answer published on May 03, 2020 and last reviewed on: Mar 30, 2021

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 reports. Kindly go through it and suggest some medicines.



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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 imbalance and high-grade fever. I suggest you take some medicines for getting some relief. Please mention whether you have any other urinary complaints like frequency, urgency, poor stream, nocturia, dribbling, or burning micturition. Please mention whether you have a past history of surgery or catheterization. Please mention whether you have a history of recurrent UTI (urinary tract infections).

Thank you doctor,

Based on my fasting blood sugar, I am in a prediabetes stage and so I am doing some exercise and following a diet. I have poor stream and sometimes dribbling. I do not have a feeling to go urination. I have low urine output. My color of the urine seems to be yellow and sometimes it seems to be white. I do not have a history of surgery or recurrent UTI. My doctor told me that it can occur due to some prostate issue and so he referred me to a urologist.



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I suggest you start taking tablet Rolifo (Tolterodine 4 mg with Tamsulosin 0.4 mg). Repeat your urine routine examination for ketones and HbA1c (hemoglobinA1c) to know the status of your prediabetic range.

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