This is a complex chronic disorder, not involving a bacterial infection. It is characterized by an inflamed or irritated bladder wall. Symptoms are usually associated with lower abdominal, supra-pubic or pelvic pain, severe urinary urgency and frequency.
Affects mainly women. Associated with dysuria (painful urination); a sense of straining in order to urinate; urinary frequency and urgency; urinary hesitancy; incontinence and supra pubic pain. Symptoms tend to be intermittent or constant, and they tend to wax and wane.
This is involuntary leakage of urine when intra abdominal pressure is increased with daily activities. These activities include things like: coughing, sneezing, standing, lifting a package, playing a sport, jumping or sometimes even getting out of bed. This is most often a small leak of a few drops.
Sometimes referred to as ” overactive bladder” or “spastic bladder,” urge incontinence is an involuntary loss of urine that usually occurs when a person has a strong, sudden need to urinate. Urge incontinence is not a disease. Rather, it is a sign that there is an underlying problem.
Nocturnal enuresis is involuntary urination that happens at night while sleeping, after the age when a person should be able to control his or her bladder. (Involuntary urination that happens during the day is known as diurnal enuresis.) There are two kinds of enuresis: primary and secondary.
Causes of urinary retention include an obstruction in the urinary tract such as an enlarged prostate or bladder stones, infections that cause swelling or irritation, nerve problems that interfere with signals between the brain and the bladder, medications, constipation, urethral stricture, or a weak bladder muscle.
Dysuria is the medical term for pain or discomfort when urinating. Often described as a burning sensation, dysuria most commonly is caused by bacterial infections of the urinary tract. Lower urinary tract infection (cystitis or bladder infection) — Dysuria is a common symptom of a bladder infection (cystitis).
Also known as an unstable bladder or an overactive bladder. The smooth or involuntary muscles of the bladder contract at inopportune times, and give the feeling of needing to urinate, even when the volume of urine is small.
Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. Causes include medications, chronic illnesses, poor blood flow to the penis, drinking too much alcohol, or being too tired.
Dysfunctional voiding (DV) is a voiding disorder characterized by dyssynergic striated sphincteric activity in the absence of a proven neurological etiology. It can present at any age with a spectrum of storage and voiding symptoms that may resemble florid neurogenic bladder.
Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis causes long-term pain and urinary symptoms. It involves the prostate gland or other parts of a man’s lower urinary tract or genital area. This condition is not caused by an infection with bacteria.
Recurrent urinary tract infections, presenting as dysuria or irritative voiding symptoms, are most commonly caused by reinfection with the original bacterial isolate in young, otherwise healthy women with no anatomic or functional abnormalities of the urinary tract.