How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Y. Your Own Question

Dr. Y.
Dr. Y., Urologist
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 18551
Experience:  I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
32613003
Type Your Urology Question Here...
Dr. Y. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

can severe constipation cause a urinary infection? a pain medication

Resolved Question:

can severe constipation cause a urinary infection? a pain medication caused the constipation and since then i still have urgency and occasional incontinence.i am 50 and have not had a history of this, i do drink alot of water and eat well ,symptoms are less severe now, i am being treated for a work related lower spine problem.any thoughts?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 2 years ago.

Dr. Y :

Hi there, Thanks for your question. If I don't respond immediately, it is because I am either in the OR or traveling. I will get back to you ASAP.

Dr. Y :

Yes, constipation can lead to incomplete bladder emptying and urgency of urination. The incomplete emptying can lead to UTIs. Lower spine problems can lead to retention of urine as well

Dr. Y :

You may need to see a urologist to have an ultrasound of the bladder done to see if you are having trouble emptying the bladder

Dr. Y :

You may need to be taught timed and double voiding where you urinate every 4 hours and then go back to urinate 5 minutes after you finish urinating to completely empty the bladder

Dr. Y :

Hope this helps

Customer:

i recently had an embarrassing incident with a girlfriend,my doctor thinks this is not his problem since i refuse any medications now....my urgency and frequency are not normal, do i need a new doctor?

Customer:

i saw him yesterday and nothing he has done has improved my back problem,now i have this other problem.it going on 6 months

Dr. Y :

Well it sounds to me like this new onset urgency and incontinence is related to a possible infection. The only way to treat an infection is either with 3-4 glasses of cranberry juice per day over 2-3 days or antibiotics. If cranberry juice does not work in 3 days, then you need to take antibiotics to cure this.

Customer:

any brand suggestions?

Dr. Y :

Any brand is fine as long as it is real cranberry juice. There is a cranberry supplement called Cytex that can help as well. You can buy this at Walmart.

Customer:

i can make my own, this has been very frustrating to me,i have lost everything and do have a lawyer.....thank you for your advice

Dr. Y., Urologist
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 18551
Experience: I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
Dr. Y. and 2 other Urology Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
< Last | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    17592
    Specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lyeung1/2010-07-25_032152_tn_IMG_0241.JPG Dr. Y.'s Avatar

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    17592
    Specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TH/tharun/2012-4-16_192945_passportyellow.64x64.jpg Dr. Tharun's Avatar

    Dr. Tharun

    Urology Resident

    Satisfied Customers:

    1177
    MBBS, DNB surgery and presently working as Urology resident towards the degree of Urologist.
  • /img/opt/shirt.png Dr. B's Avatar

    Dr. B

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    62
    Trained in Adult and Pediatric Urology, Fellowship trained in Urologic Oncology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrThomasMd/2012-7-25_134438_Imagess1.64x64.jpg Dr. Thomas, MD's Avatar

    Dr. Thomas, MD

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    44473
    Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MY/mysticdoc/2012-6-8_15615_mysticdoc3.64x64.jpg Dr. D.J.'s Avatar

    Dr. D.J.

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13579
    MD
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University