Urine Retention: Tight Pelvic Floor Muscles & Stretches
I am a forty some year-old man who was otherwise healthy until a few months ago. I had no known medical issues and would work out at least five days a week. I have been dealing with urinary retention and voiding dysfunction. I have seen two urologists, general practitioners, and a physical therapist. I have also had a cystoscopy and continue self-catheterization. I have a lot of questions, but one thing is for certain: I have a tight urethral sphincter muscle and a tight pelvic floor. I have been doing pelvic floor stretches and general stretching of my hips religiously for at least two months. I have not noticed any results regarding my ability to urinate and void more effectively.
Here's the million dollar question:
Have ANY MEN out there with urinary retention issues had any success with doing pelvic floor stretches? If so, what worked best, and what was the time frame?
***It has been difficult to find studies/articles and other men willing to discuss urinary and pelvic floor issues. Time to speak up fellas!