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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: 8 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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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