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No, you aren't supposed to have

Difficulty Emptying Bladder

Less Push, More Void

It is time to address the fact that bladder problems aren't just about a leaking.  

The truth is that sometimes it is just really hard to empty the bladder.

You go to the bathroom and maybe a little urine comes out, but you know there is more in there.  You feel it.  You may even still have the urge to continue going but nothing will come out.

There are even times when you wait and wait but nothing will come out so you figure it is safe to stand up...

Only then...

Everything can let loose and you find yourself sitting on the toilet again.

There are a few reasons why this happens.  Some are very serious and should be checked out by a specialist to make sure that the bladder is functioning properly.

Sometimes, it is just the position of the bladder and learning some tried and true techniques can help.

Other times, your pelvic floor muscles may not be able to relax enough to allow for the urethra to open and the urine to flow.

Athena Pelvic Therapy can often treat these issues in the privacy of your own home.  You can learn why pushing to get more urine out is such a bad idea and can ultimately lead to more harm than good.

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