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    pushing to force pee out

    how many of you sometimes sit on the toilet for a long time, pushing to get any drop of pee out? well. i did that all day today and i noticed this make my bladder flare worse! I will never do this again. I have been drinking a lot more water because i have a uti and im on cipro. i feel horrible

    i was told by a gynocologist to douche with bentadine medicated douche, because of my bacterial vaginosis. i did it and it caused me problems and i will never go to him again! douching is bad! i think thats how i got my uti! i have not had a uti in 14 years

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    I used to have to strain to get all my urine out, but I do not anymore since my uro put me on flomax, which is a drug for men to treat prostate issues, but it is used in women with IC now because flomax relaxes smooth muscles, like the bladder neck. so now when I sit down to pee, it just comes out!


    and you should never ever push to pee!! I did not know this. and so I have given myself pelvic floor dysfunction. was pushing to pee for years and years. doing pfd physical therapy now. WHen I push and when I push to have a bowel movement I ALWAYS have a horrible flare immediately after.

    hope your uro can discuss other ways to help you get all your urine out. and u could have pfd since pushing urine out puts you in such a bad flare. might wanna ask about it.

    hope you feel better very soon!

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    I find if I try to relax and take a few slow, deep breaths plus (this sounds weird) if I lift my legs slightly - especially my left leg and sort of tilt over to the right - I get a really good flow going.
    This position doesn't always work so I adjust it. Sometimes leaning way over and resting my stomach on my thighs works.
    Sometimes I spread my legs way far apart and lean forward or back - depending on which one seems best.
    The worst thing for me is to just sit there upright and be tense - will not get a "good flow" going that way!
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    It's never a good idea to strain to urinate --- it will only cause increased inflammation and swelling.

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    its funny how things change...just a year ago I could go for hrs without the need to "go" now its like I have to go every 1/2hr..haha...I know the feeling of sitting on the toilet...waiting..thinking "yup, its coming...right now...soon...shoot!" then you feel that twinge...and voila....a few drops!!!! God help us! ...you have to laugh sometimes



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    meditation time

    You have to laugh sometimes , I too have had to push to get my urine out but now know NEVER to do this again. I have started to try to relax, almost put myself into a meditative state to relax enough to allow the urine to come out.
    Crazy huh, meditate to pee !!
    What ever works, I guess
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    I sometimes have hesitation problems. This is really going to sound strange, but I have learned to "tease" my urethra with toilet paper by gently wiping once or twice. For some odd reason, this seems to relax things enough to begin a stream. Even if that stream stops, I do this again until I am able to get the rest of the urine out.

    Yep...What ever works. We are a strange bunch.
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    I used to have to lean forward chest to kness to get the pee out. I also used to press on the area between vagina and rectum to have a bowel movement.
    I have been pretty symptom free for 3 weeks and have no problems sitting upright to pee and no pressing on the area to have a bowel movement. I also quit taking Vesicare 3 weeks ago and have no hesitations...the urine just flows and I am no longer constipated all the time.

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    Thumbs up

    That is happy news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonA View Post
    I sometimes have hesitation problems. This is really going to sound strange, but I have learned to "tease" my urethra with toilet paper by gently wiping once or twice. For some odd reason, this seems to relax things enough to begin a stream. Even if that stream stops, I do this again until I am able to get the rest of the urine out.

    Yep...What ever works. We are a strange bunch.
    Sharon, I LOL when I read your post! I do this too!!!!! How weird is that?!!! I always thought it was just a weird thing that worked for me, but didnt know anyone else did this too! We ARE a weird bunch alright! LOL! (I wonder how many others this works for too!)

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    I also use the old trick my Mom used to toilet train us kids....run the tap water!! It works all the time



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    I had a nurse tell me that when she worked in the maturnity ward, they would tell the women who had a hard time peeing afterwards to get a glass of water and use a straw and blow bubbles while you are trying to pee, that this seemed to work for alot of the women.( I found that odd, but hey, if it works, it works and thats great.)
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