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Why am I not able to hold my urine lately?

Why am I not able to hold my urine lately?

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Dr. Uphar Gupta

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At July 28, 2017
Reviewed AtJanuary 24, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am 20 years old, so this is embarrassing. Lately, I have not been able to hold my urine. Sometimes I pee on the way to the toilet or even at night. There are instances where I will be in the grocery store and all of the sudden I would have to run across the store, but still not make it in time. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Uphar Gupta


Welcome to icliniq.com.

No need to be embarrassed. Discussing your problem with a doctor will be helpful in solving it, so please be free while communicating.

  • The problem you are telling is common among females as the urethra is short, and weak pelvic muscles make it hard to hold urine. I suggest you try doing the following:
  1. Kegel exercise that is, holding the urine multiple times during urination.
  2. Get a urine routine microscopy to rule out infections if no improvement after 15 days.

For further queries consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Uphar Gupta
Dr. Uphar Gupta

Internal Medicine

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