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Dr. Arun Phophalia, Urologist
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I feel like I am not emptying my bladder, and when I urinate

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I feel like I am not emptying my bladder, and when I urinate a powder like substance is present. When I try to hold in my urine there is a strong pain.
Submitted: 28 days ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 28 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 28 days ago.

What is your age and gender?

Since when are your symptoms?

Were any investigations done?

Any significant past medical history?

Are you taking some medications, herbs, supplements?

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
I am 20 and a female. Symptoms accrued a month ago. There were no investigations. I have no significant medical history. I have taken nothing for this.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 28 days ago.

In a young female of your age group; the most common cause for these symptoms is a urinary tract infection. A urine culture and urine routine exam should be able to clinch the diagnosis. A course of antibiotics should be able to take care of it.

If you are sexually active and exposed to unsafe sex; STD screening would also be advised.

The other causes to look for are (though uncommon):

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Urethral diverticulum

Infected Bartholin gland or Skene gland

Intrinsic sphincteric deficiency,

Urolithiasis (bladder or kidney stone; this is not uncommon though especially if you have a family history of stone disease),


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