Weak Urine Flow

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Hello you guys. I am 44. Sometimes at night when I wake up I have  a very weak urine flow. It seems I cannot urinate right away and I have to walk around a bit to get it going. Does anyone else struggle with this and why am I doing this? I am healthy otherwise and this only happens at NIGHT never during the day.   

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    It used to happen to me before I lost my bladder control and became incontinent due to my diabetes. Now I never wake and just pee in my sleep.
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    Thanks Matron that makes sense...but why am I struggling with it NOW? and not years ago? Gosh Steve I am so sorry to hear about what you are going through. Diabetes is an AWFUL disease sad Do you use depends? I hear they work pretty good   
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      Matron and I am 44 lol and yes I guess it has to do with aging. This sounds like a psychotic question but is there anyway that the urine would not come out? lol I started freaking out the other night because it took a while to go and I was worried what would happen if the urine did not come out. I was seconds away from calling 911 lol. I know it sounds crazy but that is the way I feel. I struggle with anxiety at times so that probably made it worse. I wonder if there is a way to help speed thing alone when it's hard to urinate? 
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      I suppose there is always the possibility you wouldn't be able to pass urine but that's very unusual unless you have an underlying condition and you'd know about that long before you have urine retention. 

      Anxiety will not help because you tense your muscles and the bladder is muscle so relax and you'll be absolutely fine. If you ever found you couldn't pass urine have a warm relaxing bath.

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    Thanks so much Matron for putting my mind ease. I am a bit of a hypochondia ahaaah...next time I will take a warm bath, but what about if this happens at 3 AM? lol Then what do I do?
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      Get some warm water and use it like a douche whilst you're sat on the toilet. Just let it trickle around the vulva area. That usually helps.
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      I see that you worked as a nurse for several years. Thank you for your expertise. I really appreciate your advice. 
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      Thanks but I just bought a cheap douche syrnge off of Ebay for $2 lol so that should do the trick. Have you dealt with patients that have had this problem? Is it common in people my age (44)? Now what about constipation? Can you tell me what would be the best for chronic constipation? I have had it all of my life and dont want to rely on laxatives. I drink prune juice and lots of water. Is there anything else I can do and could I use a douche to cleanse out my rectum when I get bound up or would that hurt me?         
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      The best thing for chronic constipation is something like Movicol or any medication that lubricates the stool. Fibre is excellent as you will know but sometimes it bulks the stool too much making it difficult to pass. If you do eat a lot, cut down for about a week and see if that helps. The other thing is often an enema does the trick.

      A douche syringe is ideal, I just didn't want you to go spending money on anything expensive. I wouldn't use it to use in your rectum.

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      Oh OK I wont use it in my rectum lol thanks for adivising me. You dont know how much this means to me because my husband and I got really crappy health insurance lol. We have to meet a $6000 deductible before the insurance will even kick in and so it's not like I can go to a doctor when ever I want so thank you so much for the advice. I guess I can try cutting down on my eating and try some fibre  
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