Dr Oz: Incomplete Urinary Emptying Symptoms
Do you constantly feel like you should be in the Guiness Book of World Records with the World’s Smallest Bladder? It may not be in your head. You may have a condition called Incomplete Urinary Emptying. This condition affects millions of women across the country and you may be one.
Dr Oz brought up Patricia, an audience member who stated that she was constantly running to the bathroom.
In fact, she went 3 or 4 times before even coming to the show. She also told Doctor Oz that she frequently had Urinary Tract Infections (UTI).
Dr Oz stated that Incomplete Urinary Emptying was a condition that became more annoying as you aged. (Great, another reason to hate getting old.) The condition is not commonly talked about because people just accepted it.
To demonstrate, Dr Oz showed an animation of the pelvic area. He pointed out the uterus and the bladder, which empties out the urine. If the bladder didn’t empty all the way, bacteria begins to grow in the area. It gets red and irritated and causes the UTI, as well as the pain that goes along with it. Hormones and aging are two things that may cause you not to empty out your bladder completely.
Dr Oz demonstrated a cutting-edge technique on Patricia. She told Dr Oz that she just went to the bathroom a minute ago but that she could go again. Dr Oz had Patricia lie down on a table and then placed a cloth across her stomach/pelvic area. He then performed a PVR (Post Void Residual scan) According to the scan, Patricia has 250 ml of urine still in her bladder, which is about 8 ½ oz. That number meant that she was above maximum amount doctors are comfortable with. (5 oz is the maximum). Dr Oz noted that this is not just a woman’s issue, men deal with this condition as well.
Secret Reason You Have To Pee:
Dr Oz Belly Pressing Test
Press on the belly to see if you have to go to the bathroom again. If you can, see your urologist.
Dr Oz Double Voiding Test
After going to the bathroom, wait 10 minutes and then try to force out some urine. If you can go again, you have retained urination.
Dr Oz Incomplete Urinary Emptying Remedies
Soothe urinary tract by taking 2 tbsp of flaxseed with breakfast. Doctor Oz suggested making a smoothie, which he had Patricia try. She gave it the thumbs up, but then said she had to go to the bathroom. (Sheesh! Maybe she should consider investing in Depends undergarments!)