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Wee problem: A urologist tells you how you can now pee

    When you have to pee, you don’t give it a second thought and simply get busy relieving yourself of your number ones. But what happens when you simply can’t, and feel nothing more but pain.

    Of course, by now you will be fixated on the problem and here are several reasons why.

    #1 Dehydration

    According to experts, if your bladder is relatively empty and it has been a while since you relieved yourself, you may experience dehydration. Not to worry, it is nothing that a few glasses of water can’t fix.

    #2 You may have prostate problems

    A problem typically associated with age, urologist Dr Jed Kaminetsky points out that an enlarged prostate can make it harder to pee, as it may obstruct the location underneath the bladder.

    A prostate infection can also cause the same problem, especially when there is an inflammation or swelling. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like chlamydia, gonorrhea and herpes can obstruct your urination tract.

    #3 Urinary obstruction

    A urinary tract infection (UTI), ureter stones and other types of issues might block the urinary tract, making your number ones a concern. If you feel like peeing but nothing is coming out, despite drinking plenty of water, it is time to see your urologist.

    How can you pee?

    Here are several steps you can take to help you pee, and at least put your mind at ease.

    #1 Drink water

    If you feel dehydrated, drink water. Signs of severe dehydration can also be witnessed from the colour of your pee, especially if it comes out dark yellow.

    In cases of severe dehydration, experts explain that blood pressure could drop, you are at risk of passing out or worse, develop kidney failure.

    #2 Sit in water

    Sitting in a tub of hot water relaxes pelvic muscles. Only do it when you feel an uncomfortable urge to pee, but you cannot do so.

    #3 Just see an urologist

    The inability to pee is DANGEROUS, especially when you cannot pee within a time span of 36 hours. Seeing an urologist is your best bet. Experts say, the first step they would take is to run an ultrasound. This will tell them what’s wrong with your bladder and take necessary precautions to help you out.

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