Many people experience a decreasing force of their urinary stream, while others are suddenly unable to urinate. There can be many reasons why:

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Recent surgery/anesthesia
  • Taking certain decongestants/antihistamines
  • Taking certain bladder spasm medications
  • Delaying voiding – causing the bladder to distend

What to do:

  • Try sitting in a tub of warm water to relax the muscles that aid in urination.
  • Take prostate medications as prescribed by your doctor or urologist.
  • If you’re using decongestants/antihistamines, discontinue their use.

If you are completely unable to urinate (making you very uncomfortable to say the least), we can provide relief by placing a catheter in your bladder at our office during business hours (8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Mon. – Fri.). If you experience urinary retention after-hours or on a weekend or holiday, please go to the nearest emergency room.


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