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Post-void Residual Volume

Post-void residual volume refers to the amount of urine left in the bladder after urinating. Having less than 50 ml of residual volume is considered normal, and more than 200 ml of residual volume is abnormal. Portable ultrasound units can estimate post-void residual volume. These abnormal values might occur due to blockage in the urinary tract, enlarged prostate, medication side effects, and narrowed urethra. Based on the cause behind abnormal post-void residual volume, treatment will be advised by consulting the doctor.

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My urethral opening is red and lumpy. Is it herpes or warts?

Query: Hi doctor, From the last three months, my urethral opening is a little swollen. The inside of the opening seems to be red and lumpy. I seem to be leaking a lot of urine after urinating. My urine also has some kind of clear floating object on top. I am scared if this is herpes or warts or HPV. My for...  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your glans seem to be having an area of visible veins, and it does not look like wart or herpes. Also, it has no surrounding inflammation. The meatus looks perfectly normal. The normal color inside the meatus...  Read Full »

Will antidepressants cause overactive bladder?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past five days, my mother is having a urine retention problem. Last year she took medicine for an overactive bladder problem for almost six months and stopped it. Last year she had the same issue. She took Bladmir 50 and Soliten 5 mg for overactive bladder. She also took Doxy-1 L...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms and treatment which you have mentioned are not matching. Overactive bladder person has increased frequency to pass urine, and for them, Bladmir (Mirabegron) will be useful. If your mother has problems emptying the bladder fully, that is under activity of...  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 »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 flow ...  Read Full »

How do I improve my low sex drive?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57-year-old white male. My only medication is Metformin for a pre-diabetes watch. My blood sugar when I wake up is 100 mg/dl to 121 mg/dl. I take it daily. I do not take metformin daily. My sex drive has dropped off to zero nine months ago. When I have sex, the quantity of semen...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know a few more details. Was the decline in your sex drive slowly progressive or sudden? And how is your erection? Are you married? Or have a steady partner? Along with reduced stream, is there any straining to void, difficulty in initiating stream or...  Read Full »

What causes an elderly man to not be able to hold his urine?

Query: Hello doctor, My 76-year-old father had urinary infection last month with a high number of pus cells. The infection started with fever, shivering, and slight pain with urination. The doctor prescribed Oflox 200 mg twice a day. After that, he was also prescribed ultrasound scanning. In the scan, it s...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This urgency and leak of urine are age-related. I can suggest him a medicine but it might cause some postvoid residual urine and more chance of infection. If the problem is very severe, only then give him the medicine. I suggest you take the tablet Soliten (Solifenac...  Read Full »

What is the cause for frequent urination?

Query: Hello doctor, I urinate a lot, almost 32 times a day. When I urinate and come back, after a while, I can feel some urine passes my urinary tract, and I have to urinate again. Can you prescribe some tablets?  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We call this as urinary incontinence in medical language. There are so many possibilities that can be responsible for this. Most probably your urinary bladder may fail to empty properly due to weakness of the bladder muscle. For this condition, you have to get a USG...  Read Full »

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