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What causes dysuria after holding urine for long?

For past year or so, if I hold my urine too long, to the point of discomfort, I have dysuria for a few days to a week or so afterward. A small amt of WBC s and hematuria on UA, but no bacteria in Culture. This usually clears up and as long as I don t delay voiding, I usually have no problems. Have you heard of this before?
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
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Hello,

If urine sits too long, if bacteria are present, perhaps it is enough to cause dysuria without being enough to show up on culture.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh, General & Family Physician
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