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Voiding Dy​​sfunction

Chronic, inflammatory condition of the bladder causes frequent, urgent, painful urination.
Voiding dysfunction is a condition in which there is poor coordination between the bladder muscle and the urethra, resulting in either under- or over-activity of the pelvic floor muscles during urination. This can occur in children and adults.


Voiding dysfunction describes a variety of possible symptoms, including:
  • Difficulty emptying bladder
  • Urinary hesitancy
  • Pain in the back, lower side, or abdomen
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Slow or weak urine stream
  • Urinary urgency and/or incontinence
  • Urinary frequency or infrequency
  • Dribbling of urine


Treatment for voiding dysfunction is based on the underlying cause of the condition, the severity of symptoms, and test results. Options may include:
  • Pelvic floor therapy
  • Intermittent self-catheterization
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Placement of a neuromodulation device
If you or a loved one is experiencing the symptoms of voiding dysfunction, the urology specialists at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston can diagnose and treat your condition. ​


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