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I am a 65 yr. old woman who has problems, urinating. I take

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I am a 65 yr. old woman who has problems, urinating. I take 40mgs of Citalopram once a day. I have problems with bloating and gas on a regular basis. I always feel like I have to urinate but when I go, there are only a few drops. Any answers?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Das, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello,

Welcome and thank you for your question.

Since when have you had problem urinating? Are you able to urinate an adequate amount at least 2-3 times a day?

Do you have any pain, burning etc when you urinate?

Do you have any acid reflux?

Do you have any medical conditions like diabetes?

What medicines, if any, are you on now?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes, I urinate several times a day, but very little No pain or burning. No acid reflux. No diabetes. Citalopram 40mgs

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I have had the urinating problem for a long time.

Expert:  Dr. Das, MD replied 1 year ago.
Robin,

If you urinate several times a day but very little every time, ther could be many causes.

The main is dehydration with UTI. While UTI may cause irritation of the bladder and cause you to urinate several times a day, dehydration can cause passage of minimal urine. Dehydration also increases the risks of having an UTi. Although you do not have pain or burning, this is an importatn cause for your symptoms.

Another cause is an obstruction in the bladder neck or urethra. This is common in older women, especially in those who have a mild prolapse of the bladder - known as a cystocele.

Citolapram dose not affect the urinary outflow.

Please consult a doctor for a complete checkup, including an ultrasound of the bladder. You may also need to be seen by a urologist for a cystoscopy.

I hope this helps.

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