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36 weeks pregnant and am hahaving problems urinating.

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i am 36 weeks pregnant n am having problems urinating. i have a constant feeling of going but when i try only a little comes out. when i was about 30weeks i had the same problem so i went to the doctors n they tested me for a bladder infections n checked my kidneys, both came back normal. they gave me a cathiter* n nothing came out with it so they said i could be dehydrated. since then i have been drinking A LOT of fluids and dnt know y its back again?

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replied February 16th, 2012
Third Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A31635
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Difficulty in passing urine in late stages of pregnancy can be due to the pregnant uterus pressing on bladder neck or ureter. It can also be due to problems with the kidney or due to preeclampsia. If you have swollen feet, then get your blood pressure checked. Also, kidney function tests should be done. In some cases, inducing labor or going for cesarean section helps lift the pressure. The baby is mature now, so this can also be a possibility. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your gynecologist to find the cause. Hope this helps. Take care!

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