Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Difficulty Passing Urine
In men, difficulty passing urine is usually caused by prostate gland problems, such as enlargement of the prostate or a prostate infection. However, there are a number of other conditions that can contribute to this problem.
Let's start by fining out if you might have a less common problem -- kidney failure. A number of symptoms can signal kidney problems, but the most worrisome is that your kidneys produce much less urine than normal.
Over the past 48 hours, are you passing less than two cups (16 ounces, or about 500 milliliters) of urine per day?
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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