Voiding Dysfunction

Kidney Tissue

About Voiding Dysfunction

Voiding Dysfunction can involve one or more conditions where there is poor coordination between the bladder muscle and the urethra. This results in incomplete relaxation or overactivity of the pelvic floor muscles, affecting the ability to release urine all at once or as desired. When an individual is unable to control the flow of urine, it is referred to as urinary incontinence.  Urinary Incontinence is categorized by its origin, such as with abdominal or pelvic pressure causing urine leak, a sudden urge to urinate followed by urine leak, general leakage (because the bladder is never completely empty), and a combination of conditions such as a lack of urinary control and sudden urge. Treatment includes medication, nerve stimulation, and surgery.

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About Voiding Dysfunction and treatment at the Saint John’s Cancer Institute.