How Can I Stop Urinary Dribbling?

How Can I Stop urinary Dribbling?

Have you ever noticed spots of urine on your underwear or pants after leaving the bathroom?
You're not alone. Post-micturition dribbling is a common condition that impacts many men across Australia. In fact, an estimated 10% of adult men experience some form of urinary leakage due to underlying health conditions and other lifestyle factors. While the cause of post-micturition dribbling can vary from person to person, there are effective treatments available to help reduce that dreaded dribble. We'll explore the various causes of dribbling after urination and provide you with strategies to reduce post-micturition dribbling.

What is Post Micturition Dribbling?

Post-micturition dribbling (also known as post-urination dribble) refers to a common phenomenon in which a small amount of urine leaks out of the urethra after urination. While post-micturition dribbling is not considered a serious medical condition, it can obviously be inconvenient and uncomfortable for those who experience it.

Is it Normal to Dribble after Urinating?

Dribbling after urinating is a frustrating and embarrassing experience. But is it normal? The short answer is yes! In fact, it's fairly common among men of all ages. While it may not always be a cause for concern, it's still important to talk to your doctor if you frequently experience dribbling after urination or if it's accompanied by pain or discomfort.

Dribbling of Urine Causes

Post-micturition dribble is caused by weak pelvic floor muscles, which can fail to completely empty the urethra (the tube which expels urine from the bladder). This leads to a small amount of urine remaining in the tube, which may leak out after you've finished urinating. Common causes of a weakened pelvic floor include:

  • Bladder, bowel or prostate surgeries
  • A long-term constant cough, including smoker’s cough and asthma
  • Regular heavy lifting
  • Constipation
  • Being overweight
  • Aging

How to Stop Dribbling After Urination

Fortunately, there are some simple ways to address urinary dribbling. With these steps, you can enjoy a more comfortable and confident lifestyle.

Urethral Milking

Urethral milking is a helpful technique used to ensure that all urine is expelled from the urethra after urinating. After you have urinated, place your fingertips behind the scrotum and apply pressure in a forward motion towards the base of the penis. This will help push any remaining urine into the penile urethra, where it can be easily shaken out.

Pelvic Floor Exercises

Another helpful tip is to practice pelvic floor exercises, which strengthen the muscles that control urination. One such exercise is the traditional Kegel exercise, which involves contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles. Read our beginner’s guide to kegels to find out how to incorporate these exercises into your day-to-day activities.

You can also try the bridge exercise, where you lie on your back and lift your hips off the ground, engaging your pelvic floor muscles. Squats, lunges, and planks are other effective exercises that work the pelvic floor muscles. Strong pelvic floor muscles can help improve overall health, so it’s important to find the type of exercise that works best for you and add it to your regular fitness routine.

If the problem persists a pelvic health physio may be able to help.

Sit Down and Take Your Time

As simple as it sounds, sitting down to pee is an effective way to fully empty your bladder. It also gives you more privacy to use techniques such as urethral milking when compared to the urinal. If post-micturition dribbling is a daily occurrence for you, don’t rush out of the bathroom. Waiting a few minutes after you urinate could make all the difference when it comes to staying dry.

Don’t Pee Too Often

While it may be tempting to go to the bathroom more often to prevent accidents, this can actually weaken your bladder and make urinary dribbling worse. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol can help reduce the urge to urinate frequently and give you more control over bathroom breaks.

Seek Medical Advice

If your post-micturition dribbling persists, it could be an indicator of a more serious underlying health concern such as a urinary tract infection or prostate cancer. If you experience the following symptoms in addition to urinary dribbling, it’s a good idea to talk to a health professional:

  • Discomfort or pain when urinating
  • Blood in urine
  • Slow urine stream
  • Feeling the need to strain to empty your bladder

Don't let the fear of a potentially uncomfortable conversation with your doctor hold you back from finding a solution. Seeking medical advice for urinary dribbling can be the first step towards a better, more comfortable future.

Men’s Leakproof Underwear

Leakproof underwear can provide an added layer of protection against urinary dribbling. Confitex’s patented textile technology includes unique attributes to give you peace of mind when it comes to post-micturition dribbling:

  • A leakproof outer layer that’s dryer-safe so you can wash and tumble dry your underwear without damaging it
  • A moisture-retaining layer which absorbs and holds high levels of liquid, even under body weight pressure
  • A fully-sealed GravityDri™ pocket located at the base of the pouch to prevent gravitational leakage

Which Confitex Product is Right for Me?

Our range of men’s incontinence underwear offers three levels of absorbency to protect against post-micturition dribbling. If you experience post-micturition dribbling, the Short Trunks with Everyday Absorbency should suit your needs.

Short Trunks with Everyday Absorbency

As the name suggests, our Short Trunks with Everyday Absorbency are designed for everyday protection against minor drips and dribbles. These discreet trunks look and feel like regular underwear, with no visible underwear line or external branding. Whether you’re at home, in the office or even the gym changing room, you can wear Confitex trunks and no one will be any the wiser.

The slimline pouch is only .08 inches thick, but can absorb up to 50 ml. This level of absorbency is recommended for men who experience minor bladder leaks throughout the day. If you’re unsure which product will best suit your needs, our absorbency guide can help you make the right choice.

With all of these solutions, there’s no need to let urinary dribbling hold you back. Shop our range of men’s incontinence underwear now and get back to doing what you love knowing that you’re protected.

The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Every man’s circumstances are different, so consult your doctor for advice.

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