Frequent urination problem

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im a 31 year old male and have been experiencing very concerning symptoms. i think i may have a stricture, but am not quite sure. i have to urinate almost every 20 mins and have discomfort in my urethra. For background, i have had several catheterizations and fear this has done some damage to my urethra....

One odd thing is that i have had an RUG and cystoscopy and both came back normal, but my symptoms are very alarming. Also, since the cystoscopy i have had a sharp stinging sensation in my urethra and now wonder if the procedure has caused damage.

Any advise or answers are welcome.

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    Not sure what's an RUG. Presumably you had issues before the cystoscopy as well, hence not necessarily something your cystoscopy caused. Do you also have urine retention issues? One thing you should ask for in addition to STD test is a urodynamic study, where they put some measuring devices in your bladder and your rectum to see how well your bladder pushes out the urine. It could also be a problem with your bladder neck muscle not relaxing in sync with your bladder muscle tensing, or it could be a prostate enlargement issue. good luck

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      RUG stands for retrograde urethrogram which takes xrays of the urethra. this was normal. not sure if its a bladder neck issue... i usually urinate at least 7oz of urine, which is barely the average amount, i just go a lot, like i said every hour and sometimes every 30 mins... i had an std test a couple weeks ago and was clear.

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