Sphincter muscles…

March 4, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Dear Kerwin,

The peripheral nervous system is divided into the somatic nervous system and autonomic nervous system. The somatic nervous system is responsible for coordinating the body movements, and also for receiving external stimuli. It is the system that regulates activities that are under conscious control.

The external sphincter muscle of urethra, located at the prostate, is a secondary sphincter to control the flow of urine. Unlike the internal sphincter muscle, the external sphincter is made of skeletal muscle, therefore it is under voluntary control of the somatic nervous system. This is where your problem exists.

Do you urinate standing? My suggestion would be to set while urinating – this would create a gravity flow to clear the urethra and possibly cure your problem until you get the proper medication. Set for about 5 minutes for good drainage.

Best regards.