Difficulty Urinating

Difficulty Urinating

Top Conditions Treated

Many women experience problems with urination. Difficulty urinating can be caused by many different factors and underlying conditions and patients may experience various urinary related symptoms. Common conditions that may cause difficulty urinating in patients may include:

  • Urinary Tract Infection – A urinary tract infection, also known as a UTI, is a common infection of the urinary tract which includes the bladder and the urethra. Most urinary tract infections are a result of a bacterial infection that causes the lining of the bladder and urethra to become inflamed and irritated
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse – changes in position of the urethra or bladder can kink the urethra, slowing, or blocking the flow of urine
  • Menopause – estrogen deficiency in the vagina can sometimes lead to the sensation of incomplete bladder emptying
  • Voiding dysfunction – Voiding dysfunction occurs when the pelvic floor and/or urethral muscles fail to relax during urination. This may lead to painful and frequent urination.