Post-void dribbling: Experiencing drops of urine a few seconds after urinating

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Experiencing drops of urine a few seconds after urinating could be a sign of a condition called post-void dribbling or post-micturition dribble. This occurs when there is some leftover urine in the urethra that continues to leak out after urination. It can happen due to a few reasons:

1. Weak pelvic floor muscles: Weak pelvic floor muscles can interfere with the proper closure of the urethra, leading to post-void dribbling.

2. Enlarged prostate: In men, an enlarged prostate gland can put pressure on the urethra, causing incomplete emptying of the bladder and resulting in dribbling.

3. Urinary tract infection (UTI): Some UTIs can cause inflammation or damage to the urinary tract, resulting in dribbling after urination.

4. Neurological conditions: Conditions that affect the nerves controlling the bladder and urinary sphincters, such as multiple sclerosis or diabetes, can contribute to post-void dribbling.

If you are concerned about post-void dribbling or experiencing any urinary symptoms, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional, such as a urologist or a primary care physician. They can evaluate your symptoms, perform any necessary tests, and provide an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment options.

 

 

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