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   Posted 10/1/2010 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had Lupus for many years and never had encountered any bladder or kidney problems. Lately, I've found that when I urinate I have to strain to empty my bladder. Has anyone else had this problem ? Am thinking I'll make an app't. with my doctor and have it checked out. Thanks for any ideas !

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   Posted 10/1/2010 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Actually I am having the same problem lately. I also have to pee every hour or so.
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   Posted 10/1/2010 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you started any new medications? I have interstitial cystitis and experience tons of bladder problems, but sometimes when I start a new medication, until my body gets used to it, or if I'm in a bad flare and take more pain meeds than usual, then I Will have problems with urinary retention. Please be careful, especially if you have hemmheroids like I do, that you don't pugs or strain too. Hard or it could make them worse or even cause herniation. I would definitely talk to the doc! I know it can be very frustrating so I hope this ends for you soon!

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   Posted 10/2/2010 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I would go to the doctor...if you are straining to empty your bladder it could be something from a infection all the way to a blockage. Deffinatly make an apt and hope it passes quickly for you!
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