I am a 22 year old female, and for as long as I can remember (although I know it started getting bed when I moved to Florida the first year of high school) I have not been able to urinate normally. When I go to the bathroom, it takes several minutes for it to decide to come out, and I have to be very relaxed--not stressed out at all. I can't go anywhere--public places with other females in the bathroom make me nervous, as do places where someone is waiting for you, or knows that you're in there (planes, and side of the road stops are definately out of the question). I've never gone to sleepovers, never gone on road trips, never gone too far away from home because I simply cannot urinate. And, I can never go anywhere for long, because I have to go at least once an hour, and this is at night as well. I'll sleep for maybe five hours before I'm up every hour to use the restroom. I've come across terms like "acute urine retentin" "pelvic floor dysfunction" (although that seems to deal more with incontinence, which is what I have the complete OPPOSITE of--can't get it to come out instead of it coming out when I don't want it), and "urethral stricture". I had a urologist suggest dialating my urethra, which didn't do any good, and which a lot of these sites I'm seeing says can make it much worse. Has anyone ever heard of this? I'm dying to talk to someone who knows what it is, or has had it, or is a doctor. Yes, a doctor who actually knows what he/she is talking about would be a NICE change.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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