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Post-void dribbling
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ICD-9 788.35

Post-void dribbling or post-micturition dribbling is the phenomenon where urine remaining in the urethra after voiding the bladder slowly leaks out after urination. A common and usually benign complaint, it may be a symptom of urethral diverticula, prostatitis and other medical problems.[1]

Men who experience dribbling, especially after prostate cancer surgery, will choose to wear incontinence pads to stay dry. Also known as guards for men, these discreet incontinence pads conform to the male body, protecting them where they need it most. Some of the most popular male guards are from Tena, Depends, and Prevail.[2] Simple ways to prevent dribbling include: strengthening pelvic muscles with Kegel exercises, changing position while urinating, or pressing on the perineum to evacuate the remaining urine from the urethra.[3] Sitting down while urinating is also shown to alleviate complaints: a meta-analysis on the effects of voiding position in elderly males with benign prostate hyperplasia found an improvement of urologic parameters in this position, while in healthy males no such influence was found.[4]

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  1. ^ Ahmed K; Dasgupta R; Vats A; Nagpal K; Ashrafian H; Kaj B; Athanasiou T; Dasgupta P; et al. (Aug 2009). Urethral diverticular carcinoma: an overview of current trends in diagnosis and management. Int Urol Nephrol [1]
  2. ^ Mercer, Bryan. "Best Men's Incontinence Supplies for Prostate Surgery Recovery". National Incontinence. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Urine Dribbling". Guide to Health. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  4. ^ de Jong, Y; Pinckaers, JH; Ten Brinck, RM; Lycklama À Nijeholt, AA; Dekkers, OM (2014). "Urinating Standing versus Sitting: Position Is of Influence in Men with Prostate Enlargement. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.". PLOS ONE 9 (7): e101320. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101320. PMC 4106761. PMID 25051345. 

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Fri, 08 Jun 2012 16:15:00 -0700

Purpose: Post-void dribbling (PVD) is a type of incontinence defined as the involuntary loss of urine immediately after passing urine and rising from the toilet. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether anticholinergic therapy reduces symptoms ...
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:06:23 -0800

Although the evidence does not strongly support of an effect, proponents of this technique believe it decreases problems with post-void dribbling and ejaculatory dysfunction by preserving the function of the bulbospongiosus muscle. Despite natural ...
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:15:00 -0800

Incidence is sporadic with no hereditary or racial predisposition. We report a case of six-year-old child who presented with ballooning of the phallus on micturition and post-void dribbling. The diagnosis of megalourethra was established on the basis ...
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Mon, 14 May 2012 00:45:09 -0700

Obstructive symptoms include urination hesitancy, decreased force of stream, sensation of incomplete bladder emptying, straining to urinate, and post-void dribbling. Irritative enlarged prostate symptoms include urgency, increased frequency of ...
Mon, 15 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0700

In older men, post-void dribbling is likely due to benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, an enlarged prostate gland that is not cancerous. Prostate cancer does not cause voiding issues such as dribbling, reduced stream and a frequent need to void, So says.

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