What other problems can the condition of urinary retention lead to?
Sometimes chronic or ongoing urinary retention is caused by a poorly functioning bladder. This can increase the pressure within your urinary tract and affect the kidneys, which in turn can lead to high blood pressure, leg swelling, and further kidney damage.
Why do I pee in 2 streams?
Adhesion. This is the most common cause of a double stream, says Dr. Parekh. It happens when the edges of the urethra get temporarily stuck together.
Do I need to lean forward to completely empty my bladder?
Anterior vaginal wall prolapse (also called cystocele or urethrocele) affects the bladder/urethra and may cause any of the following symptoms: feeling of incomplete bladder emptying, difficulty emptying or starting urination, weak or sprayed stream, need to lean forward or push with fingers to help empty urine, post- …
Why do I pee better when I lean forward?
You have your elbows on your knees and you lean forward as if you are reading a newspaper on the floor. This promotes efficient emptying of both your bowel and bladder.
How do you make sure I empty my bladder?
Techniques for Complete Bladder Emptying
- Timed voids.
- Double void.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Have a bowel movement every day.
- Comfort and privacy are necessary to empty completely.
- Leaning forward (and rocking) may promote urination.
- After you have finished passing urine, squeeze the pelvic floor to try to completely empty.
Have to pee as soon as I stand up?
If you stand up and are unable to hold off on emptying your bladder before you reach the bathroom, you may have urge incontinence, otherwise known as an overactive bladder. Many women have a combination of stress and urge incontinence called mixed incontinence.
Why do I lose control of my bladder when I stand up?
Urinary incontinence is usually caused by problems with the muscles and nerves that help the bladder hold or pass urine. Certain health events unique to women, such as pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, can cause problems with these muscles and nerves. Other causes of urinary incontinence include: Overweight.
Why am I getting up 4 times a night to pee?
Nocturia is a condition in which you wake up during the night because you have to urinate. Causes can include high fluid intake, sleep disorders and bladder obstruction. Treatment of nocturia includes certain activities, such as restricting fluids and medications that reduce symptoms of overactive bladder.