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i have to catheter myself because i just cannot pee on my own could there be some kind of blockage or does a muscle need relaxing if so what med should i use to relax it

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replied April 6th, 2009
Prostate Answer A6270

According to the data you provided, you might be experiencing Benign prostatic Hyperplasia. This condition is characterized by enlarged nodules in the periurethral region of the prostate. Since the prostate is actually situated around the starting part of the urethra, this enlargement decreases the diameter of the urethra, thus making it hard to start urinating. Stop of the urine flow in the middle of the urination is also a very common symptom. Since the bladder is not completely emptied, it will soon become full again and the patient will experience frequent urges to urinate.
The treatment includes catheterization in the first place to enable the urine flow. Afterwards, surgery to remove the prostate might be suggested.

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