What should I do if my prostate is enlarged and I can't urinate?
If you have problems with urinary flow, inability to urinate, or difficulty urinating because of BPH, here are some suggestions:
Seek medical attention as soon as possible: If you are unable to urinate or have a very difficult stream, seek medical attention right away. This could be an emergency and needs to be dealt with promptly. When you see your doctor, your doctor may take steps to relieve your symptoms.
Try a different position: Sometimes, changing your urination position can help relieve difficult urine flow. For example, try squatting or bending over, or try different positions such as handstands, lying on your back, or sitting down. Different positions can change the angle between the urethra and bladder, which can improve urine flow.
Relax: Try to relax your body and bladder as much as possible, avoiding excessive exertion. Anxiety and tension may make urine flow more difficult. Try taking deep breaths and relaxing your muscles to help reduce stress and improve urine flow.
Soak in warm water: Sitting in a warm bath or tub and soaking in warm water can help relax the muscles around the urethra and bladder, which may help ease urinary flow difficulties.
Drink enough water: Make sure to maintain adequate fluid intake to avoid dehydration. But avoid excessive drinking, so as not to increase the burden on the bladder.
Avoid irritating foods and drinks: Certain foods and drinks, such as coffee, tea, peppers, and alcohol, can irritate the bladder and urethra, causing frequent and urgent urination. Minimize or avoid intake of these stimulants.
Most importantly, seek prompt medical attention and seek medical advice. They can evaluate your condition and, if needed, take further treatment steps, such as medication or other medical interventions, to help relieve difficult urinary flow.