Conditions like pregnancy, vaginal delivery, aging, and obesity are high-risk factors of urinary leakage. The term urinary incontinence is given in situations when voluntary control of urine is affected. When an individual is unable to hold urine immediately after the thought to urinate, urine leakage before reaching the toilet, leakage during coughing or sneezing, and leakage after incomplete emptying of bladder despite the feeling of satisfied urination, it is diagnosed as urinary incontinence. This can be mentally distressing and necessitates the use of napkins while going outside. Bladder training and pelvic floor muscle strengthening exercises are found to be beneficial.
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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 »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.From 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 »
I have continuous leakage of urine. Please tell me what is causing this.
Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking Furosemide (Lasix) for swollen legs prescribed by PCP 20 milligrams daily as needed since last year. This was during a followup following a hospitalization for swollen legs due to feet infection. The hospital doctor said that the swelling would go down in time, but w... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. I do not think the problem is due to Furosemide. You may be suffering from severe form of stress urinary incontinence which is very common at this age. The cause and severity of stress incontinence are to be found out. I suggest you see a uro... Read Full »
I have had recurrent UTIs and tend to leak a little urine throughout the day. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had recurrent UTIs. The past month, I have had leakage. I leaked a little during bathing and tend to leak a little urine throughout the day. I do not have pain. I had just leakage. I did a urine analysis yesterday, and the result showed little bacteria and few WBC. Does this mea... Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Bacteria in urine analysis means you likely have an infection as urine usually is sterile. Now I suggest you do a urine culture. I suggest you start tablet Augmentin 1 gm (Amoxycillin 500 mg and Clavulanic Acid 125 mg) twice daily, then follow u... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 (Solifen... Read Full »
I am experiencing pee leakage and bleeding a light pink color even when my cycle is over. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,For the past few days, I have been experiencing pee leakage. Today I have started bleeding a light pink color. It has been a week since my last menstrual cycle. I have my tubes tied, so I am not pregnant. I am past 30 with no medical problems and no medications. I am slightly itchy, but... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern.It seems like you have some vaginal or urinary infection causing the problem. Please get yourself checked by a gynecologist internally and complete a urine examination and vaginal swab test.Until then, avoid having sex, wear cotton panties and loos... Read Full »
I want to know whether my urinary problems can be cured. Kindly suggest.
Query: Hello doctor, Since the last 20 days, I am having urinary problems. My symptoms are poor urine stream, less volume of urine, the frequency of urination is more if I drink more fluids, urinary retention, pain in the area which is near the left side of the penis, and post void dribbling. My doctor to... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before a month, how was your urinary flow? If there is a sudden decrease in the flow then get an x-ray KUB (kidney, urethra, and bladder), including the penile urethra, as kidney stone may be missed in an ultrasound. Also, share the urine analysis report. I suggest y... Read Full »
Will essential tremor cause post-micturition dribble with a diminished sense of smell?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male who was diagnosed with essential tremor six years ago. Presently, I have tremors only in my right hand and thumb, but it feels like my entire body wants to move. Before, I used to get tremors on some movement, but nowadays, it is present even while at rest. I am... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the history which you have provided, it seems to be a progressive neurological condition. Essential tremor is diagnosed when there is no pathology in the brain, and the cause is idiopathic or unknown. But in your case, it is a bit of concern as you have developed... Read Full »
Why do I experience brain fog only during the day?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and have been having several issues lately that have really been bothering me. The first one started back in September. I started leaking urine. This issue is still going on and has not stopped. I went and saw a doctor, and they gave me some antibiotics and thought i... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would recommend performing a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), which is a more accurate test compared to the CT scan and does not impose the risk of radiation. I would also recommend checking thyroid hormone levels a... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old, and I want to ask that my penis is slightly curved downward when erected. I want my penis to be entirely straight. After urinating, I experience urine drops, which is very embarrassing for me, and some times precum without having any sexual thought. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for contacting us. I can understand you very well, and I am saddened by the fact that you are worried. However, I can reassure you that everything you describe is perfectly normal, especially in a young man like yourself. As to your slightly curved penis: yo... Read Full »
What could be the reason for my weak urine stream and poor erection?
Query: Hello doctor, My problem is I have been masturbating for a long time, and now I am facing problems. I cannot stop my urine, and it is hard to control. When I urinate, it just comes out a little, and I think my bladder is weak. My penis is strong only for a few minutes and goes down soon. Also, my p... Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your distress, and I will do my best to advise you. Masturbation usually does not cause trouble if it is done on an occasional basis and avoiding friction by lubrication and clean hygiene. From your presentation and mentioned issues, I will take it one by ... Read Full »