32 y.o male, mostly healthy but overweight (and losing weight!)
I've never had a super-strong urine stream even as a kid, I never was one of those guys that could powerwash a house with his urine stream,
However, typically it comes out fast and steady and normal.
However, this is different. For the last few months, I've had random times where I either had to force out urine, where it came out in spurts and never emptied, and then the next time I peed it was fine, then in the last week it has moved to where in the morning upon waking, up until late morning, I've felt like I had to go, and not much comes out. Sometimes I wonder if I actually have to go, or it's more just the sensation of having to go, like perhaps a UTI or bladder infection (which I got as a kid several times).
Although I don't wake up to urinate typically, If I am up in the middle of the night (usually due to my 16 month old son waking up and my wife saying "your turn honey"), I will "go" and often comes out just fine, only to be tough again 3 hours later when I get out of bed for the day. This again leads me to believe either I'm not emptying completely, or, I just have the sensation of having to go when I really don't have all that much urine in there.
I also used to have problems with a "shy" bladder, where I couldn't go at all when someone was in view of me, so part of me wonders if it's my own anxiety/awareness of the situation making it worse.
I'm paranoid about MS and cancer although several doctors have told me I don't have either (had some tingling/cramps earlier this year that have subsided, but it was all sensory, no motor deficits at all and neuro said I was fine after exams and tests). I know that bladder issues can occur w/MS but I've been led to believe it's rare to be an initial or early symptom.
No erectile or orgasmic dysfunction. No pain, although I had some minor, short-term (few hours) inguinal pain a few times this past spring, that's gone now. May be totally unrelated.
Aren't I too young for prostate issues? What about a kidney stone or infection? I feel fine otherwise.