DELICATE TOPIC: Is "tinkling" a urinary problem? You tell me.

@Maggiepie (7821)
United States
November 15, 2008 6:50pm CST
I know, this IS a sensitive topic, but I'll be as tasteful as I can. Ordinarily, I'd just ask a doctor, but I guess something in me wants to find out what the average person thinks FIRST. What I want to know is, when one urinates, is it NORMAL to have it come in "stages?" I mean, does one release a full stream, then have to wait a minute or three to finish emptying one's bladder? I've done this all my life, & so do other family members. We always called stage two "tinkling," because onlike stage one, it's only a tiny amount, & it doesn't make...agh, this IS a delicate topic! It makes a more, shall we say, musical (?) sound. It wouldn't bother me, except if I IGNORE the feeling that I still have to "go," & stop THERE, in a short time, I'll be FORCED back to the bathroom to go again! What's even WEIRDER is that it's as large a contribution as it was when I went BEFORE, not just a "tinkle." BUT, if I go ahead & tinkle the FIRST time, NOT ignoring it, IOW, THEN the tinkle's only a =tiny= amount, & I don't have to return to the bathroom! So...IS this normal? ANYONE WHO GETS NASTY ABOUT THIS will BE IGNORED.... But thanks to anyone who takes this seriously! Maggiepie
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@zhaychel (610)
• United Arab Emirates
16 Nov 08
I hate Tinkling feeling! -  I wish I've not gone to the bathroom so I haven't felt it..Huhuh
I just had experienced it yesterday. I hate very much. I don't like to sit in the toilet and wait to pour everything out. I can't do my usual routine if I feel this and sometimes I get irritated easily. I don't know if this could be classified as urinary problem because they say that's just an abnormal sensation. Hmp!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I don't really mind it, unless I really am in a HURRY. But you say "they say." Who is "they?" Doctors? Maggiepie
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I think once in a while it's o.k. for that to happen. Although I think it should always be a steady "stream" when you go. If it keeps going the way you say then maybe you should mention it to your doctor. Is it possible that you're trying to rush yourself? I would get checked out just to make sure it's not a urinary problem.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Thanks for your reply! This happens virtually EVERY time I go. I, too, think it's probably normal to have a steady stream, & the FIRST part always IS! It's the "second stage" that's not. I may get up the nerve to ask my doctor. But as for rushing? No, no-one would ever say I do that! LOL! (More complain, "You're not going to be in there much LONGER, are you?") Well, let's see if anyone else replies, & what they say, & I'll go from there. Thanks again! Maggiepie
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• India
16 Nov 08
i never paid attention, but i am quite sure its not at one go.. two, three i never bother to count .. i dont think its worth asking a docter either as it doesnt bother either me or my curosity.. i never felt any problem kinda stuff beacuse of it.. so i dont think its anything to do with urinary problem..
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@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I used to wonder about this too, til I found out it runs in my family and always has..
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
25 Nov 08
[b]LOL! Did you intend to make that pun, Flower? Oh my stars, I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything, or I would've ramrodded my nose!! Maggiepie (still grinning)[/b]
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• United States
28 Nov 08
I do love a good pun! However this one was an accident!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
5 Dec 08
[b]Oh, that's okay. Some of those can be the best kind! Maggiepie[/b]
@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
21 Nov 08
I think that some people just have a shallow bladder. I used to be able to hold it forever, but after 5 kids, I can't accomplish this anymore. I would suggest talking with a doctor, if it is a concern, but if this is something you have been experiencing all of your life, I would say that it is probably normal for you. I wouldn't sweat it. If it causes embarrassement, a sanitary pad would probably do the trick for what you describe. Good luck
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
22 Nov 08
I'm pretty sure that's not MY problem. I can hold it for a reaaaaally loooong tiiiime! HAD to, sometimes, in fact!:o) But yes, I don't think it's really a problem. Just weird. And I suppose it might DEVELOP into a problem. I do use toss-able chucks, just in case of leakage. This may be TMI, but since I have horribly arthritic knees & use a walker in my home, it takes me forever to get ANYwhere, & if I'm in a rush to make it to the ladies, even if I go at the FIRST, DIM WARNING, it does get...risky?...shall we say? :o) But I deal. That said, I promise I WILL ask my doc about all this next time he visits (yes, mine do house calls; it's a local program). THANKS, everyone, for the considerate answers & suggestions! I really appreciate that you all held off on mockery. It would've been SOOO easy! LOL! Maggiepie
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Your weird, you always have been weird. Weird weird weird weird weird. Oh, I see you figured out how to bold...
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
29 Nov 08
[b]Gee, Elic...tell me how you really feel....! Good think I know you aren't actually mocking me...because I know YOU! Maggiepie[/b]
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
29 Nov 08
Mock you? Moi? I'm just stating a FACT!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
5 Dec 08
[b]Pot...kettle.... And this from the gal who claims she's not from this planet (judging by the fact that you're allergic to most of it!). Maggiepie[/b]
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