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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What could be the cause for sudden weakness and heavy breathing during urination?

I walked into the bathroom holding my breath because I had to urinate urgently. when I began to urinate I could not catch my breath for a few minutes. my face became very white and I began to sweat, My head. my limbs became very weak and i felt dizzy. The weakness and heavy breathing continued for about ten minutes.
Fri, 19 Jul 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response

A single such episode can be related to extreme anxiety or prolong withholding of urination.

If occurs repeatedly, then one may have to think of Pheochromocytoma (tumor of adrenal medulla ) with bladder involvement from Glands of Zukerkandel.

He must be addressed to his primary care physician for thorough clinical evaluation at this point.

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

Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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