Voiding Dysfunction

Also known as: male voiding dysfunction, female voiding dysfunction, voiding dysfunction in children and pelvic floor dysfunction.

What is voiding dysfunction?

If an individual has trouble completely emptying the bladder of urine while urinating, this condition is known as voiding dysfunction.


What causes voiding dysfunction?

Voiding dysfunction can be a birth defect, or it can arise as a complication of other medical conditions or infections. Certain bad habits like infrequent urination can also contribute to voiding dysfunction.


What are the symptoms of voiding dysfunction?

Along with not completely emptying the bladder, voiding dysfunction can cause urinary tract infection, frequent urination, hesitancy to urinate, urgency, dribbling, blood in the urine, constipation, pain and other symptoms. Urinary tract infections may be the result of voiding dysfunction.


What are voiding dysfunction care options?

Often treating the underlying cause of voiding dysfunction can help to solve the problem. Behavioral interventions can also help children manage voiding dysfunction. Occasionally, medication to address the bladder dysfunction may be necessary.

Reviewed by: Rafael Gosalbez, MD

This page was last updated on: 6/21/2018 9:08:29 AM

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