Dribbling After Urination

What Causes Dribbling After Urinating?

Dribbling after urinating can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose dribbling after urinating, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "dribbling after urinating" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Poor Prostate Health
  • Prostate Enlargement

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
having a mildly enlarged prostate
weak urine stream
interrupted urine stream
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of dribbling after urinating:
Cause Probability Status
Poor Prostate Health 99% Confirm
Prostate Enlargement 59% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Urinary Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about dribbling after urination:
Do you dribble significantly after voiding urine (peeing)?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Yes
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate dribbling after urination, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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