What is bladder voiding?

What is bladder voiding?

Voiding dysfunction is a broad term, used to describe conditions where there is inconsistent coordination within the urinary tract between the bladder muscle and the urethra. This results in incomplete relaxation or overactivity of the pelvic floor muscles during voiding (urination).

What are LUT symptoms?

Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) include voiding or obstructive symptoms such as hesitancy, poor and/or intermittent stream, straining, prolonged micturition, feeling of incomplete bladder emptying, dribbling, etc, and storage or irritative symptoms such as frequency, urgency, urge incontinence, and nocturia.

What are bladder storage symptoms?

Storage symptoms are characterized by an altered bladder sensation, increased daytime frequency, nocturia, urgency or urgency incontinence. Voiding symptoms consist of hesitancy, intermittency, slow stream, splitting or spraying of the stream, straining and terminal dribble.

What can cause voiding dysfunction?

In men, there are many potential etiologies of voiding dysfunction. Common causes of obstructive symptoms include an enlarged prostate due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) (LINK) or prostatitis. Less common causes are urethral stricture (scar tissue), bladder stones or bladder tumors (benign or cancer).

How much urine is left in the bladder after voiding?

Postvoid Residual Measurement One method is to have the patient void and then measure any residual urine by catheterization. Less than 50 mL of residual urine is normal, and 200 mL or greater is abnormal (Nitti and Blaivas, 2007). Portable ultrasound units can also estimate postvoid residual urine.

What is the treatment for assisting in voiding the bladder?

A timed voiding schedule is an important part of bladder retraining. Biofeedback and Kegel exercises (pelvic floor relaxation and contraction) can also effectively help manage dysfunctional voiding. The physician may also be prescribed medicine that helps the bladder relax.

What are the signs of a female bladder infection?

Cystitis signs and symptoms often include:

  • A strong, persistent urge to urinate.
  • A burning sensation when urinating.
  • Passing frequent, small amounts of urine.
  • Blood in the urine (hematuria)
  • Passing cloudy or strong-smelling urine.
  • Pelvic discomfort.
  • A feeling of pressure in the lower abdomen.
  • Low-grade fever.

Can cystitis make you pee yourself?

For many women, the symptoms come and go. But for some women, the symptoms are ongoing and interfere with normal life. The symptoms may include wetting yourself (incontinence), needing to pass urine frequently, or discomfort passing urine.

Why do I have to push to empty my bladder female?

The need to strain or push in order to urinate can be due to problems with the contractile force of the bladder or problems with obstruction of the bladder outlet and urethra.