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Urinary Disorders

Sneezing while urinating

06/15/2004

Question:

I recently sneezed while I was urinating. It was painful when it happened and now it is very painful whenever I urinate. It continues to hurt for a while after. What could have happened? Is there anything I can do to help this? Could it be serious?

Answer:

I don`t have an answer for you.  I suggest you consult with your physician who can examine you, check a urine specimen and likely provide you with an answer.  I doubt this is a serious problem and may simply be a slight muscle strain.

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Response by:

Martin I Resnick, MD Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University