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Experience:  GP Partner, practicing Medicine for 14 years. I have broad experience with special interests in Dermatology, Paediatrics, Sexual Health and Oncology.
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I have been having urination problems. i dont know how much

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hi, i have been having urination problems. i dont know how much detail you need but to summarise, when i urinate it takes a while to get started and the stream is fairly slow then at the end i am struggling to get the whole lot out from what it feels like. When im in bed and after urinating i feel like i have somehting trapped near the top of my uretha as if it is blocked. so i have to squeeze and rub my penis to get the last bits out or it dribbles when i put it back away. I havent seen any blood in urination semen or stool. i used to be quite fit but at the moment i am really unhealthy not exerising eating terribly a lot of sugar and not sleeping much mainly due to stress. It has been fairly bad for as long as i can remember but it recently got worse right after i was masturbating with a rough surface. I also haven't had sex for over a year and i have never been tested for an sti. i dont drink alcohol. and im 27
JA: Is this your first time reaching out for information about this?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 8 days ago.

Hello, thank you for your question. I’m Dr. Ben and I’m here to assist you today. Please allow me a few moments to review your question and I’ll be right back.

Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 8 days ago.

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
okay thanks
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 8 days ago.

It sounds like there is some restriction to the flow of urine to cause these symptoms. At your age, this is typically due to a urethral stricture - a narrowing a some point within the urethra that has formed due to inflammation in that area (either due to trauma or infection). The way to deal with this is to have a flexible cystoscopy via the Urology clinic (see your GP to organise this) which will diagnose and also treat the issue by dilating the stricture. In the meantime, if you feel there has been any risk of STD, it would be prudent to obtain a screen.

Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 8 days ago.

Does this help?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
yes thanks, is there any way of making it better by itself?
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 8 days ago.

Not really I’m afraid - it is possible to treat by regular self-catheterisation for a short period of time, but these disposable catheters would need to be prescribed via the Urology clinic.

Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 8 days ago.

Is there anything else you would like to ask me?

Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 3 days ago.

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