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Posted on Tue, 1 Aug 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I am 55 year old male and just started experiencing pain when going to the bathroom. It has been two days and when I have a hard bow movement it is not releasing. I have gone multiple times each day and only small amounts. Also, when I urinate, it hurts. When I sleep it is bothering me. Thank you!

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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Urinary tract Infection associated with constipation

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic

Your symptoms are suggestive of urinary tract infection (UTI) and constipation.
Constipation can put pressure on your bladder and cause an infection.
Urine analysis and culture is required to confirm the diagnosis.
-Treatment is with antibiotics like Bactrim.
-Drink plenty of water to flush the infection out of bladder and relieve constipation
-Eat fiber rich food like fruits, vegetables ,whole wheat, rye XXXXXXX
-Avoid too much caffeine
- You can also take Psyllium based laxatives
-Take Tylenol for pain.

Please be advised to follow up with your primary care provider/urgent care to confirm the diagnosis and appropriate management.

Hope this answers your question
Please address further questions here
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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