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Slow urine stream
aren7 posted:
I have recently turned 50. For the past two weeks or so, my urine stream hasn't been as strong as it used to be. It's not weak, but it's slower than usual.

Color and odor seems normal, and no feeling of fullness.

Is this normal?
Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear aren: A slow urine stream is more common in men as they age (finally they have something worse than we do!). This is not a common complaint among menopausal or perimenopausal women.

Some possible causes of a slowed stream could be either "structural" such as bladder outlet obstruction, or a neurologic condition leading to a problem initiating urination. If this slowed stream persists you should consult your GYN or a urologist. You may need additional testing from a uro-gynecologist or urologist to get the most accurate diagnosis.


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