Difficulty in Urinating

Difficulty urinating can be a result of anatomical abnormalities within the genitourinary tract. In both men and women, difficulty urinating can result from neurological or muscular conditions that affect the function of the bladder.

Certain medications can also cause problems with urination. Scar tissue from surgery or trauma can also cause problems with the flow of urine. Infections of the urinary tract or of the nervous system can also cause retention of urine.

The treatment of painful urination conditions depends on their causes. A doctor may suggest medications, surgeries, or other treatments based on the severity and type of the condition.

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What is Difficulty in urinating?

Nowadays, difficulty in passing urine has become one of the most common problems. In men, this condition is the result of issues with the bladder, kidney, or prostate gland.

Often the people with this condition have difficulties such as leaks, pain, unable to pass the urine, or peeing more often. Some of the concerns are minor while others can lead to serious problems.

 You must seek medical attention if this is impacting your routine activities.

What are the conditions for Difficulty in Urinating?

  • Urinary Incontinence

UI or Urinary Incontinence is the condition when you cannot control your bladder and urine is leaked. 

  • Stress incontinence

Generally, this is observed when the muscle that holds the urine becomes weak. You might leak when you bend, sneeze, exercise, cough, walk or lift heavy objects or weights.

  • Overactive bladder

This is when your brain instructs your bladder to get empty even if there is no need. This makes you feel the urgency of urinating due to which you pee often.

  • Overflow Incontinence

In this condition, your body produces more urine than the bladder handling capacity. It may also be created because the bladder is unable to empty the complete urine. Thus it will fill and result in leakage.

UI is seen in both women and men. For men, the reasons could be prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate. While in women, it is seen because of childbirth, pregnancy, hysterectomy, and menopause.

What are the Reasons for Difficulty in Urinating?

Other common reasons include obesity and the aging process.

  • UTI, Urinary Tract Infection

This infection is the result of bacteria entering any area or part of your urinary tract as the bladder, kidneys, or urethra. Symptoms of UTI include,

Burning sensation while peeing

Urinating more often

Less or little urine release after feeling a sudden urge to pee.

  • Prostate Problems

The prostate gland forms a man's reproductive system and is located under the bladder. The prostate covers the tube called the urethra that passes the urine out of the body.

  • Enlarged Prostate

Also, referred to as 'Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia' (BPH).  With this condition, you are more likely to urinate often especially in the night hours. 

Urine leakage, difficulty initiating a peeing process, and weak streaming are some of the symptoms of this condition.

  • Prostatitis

This is generally an inflammation of the prostate or surrounding area. This will cause pain during and after urinating. Struggling while holding urine and often the need to peeing are some other symptoms.

  • Diabetes

People having type-2 diabetes feel the urge to urinate often. Due to diabetes, excess sugar is built up in the bloodstream, thus the kidney has to function harder for eliminating it.  

In case that does not happen properly the sugar with other fluids from your body may come out while peeing. This will make you thirsty, and as a result, you drink more fluids and urinate often.

  •  STIs

Sexually Transmitted Infections such as Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, and Chlamydia might result in pain while you urinate.

  •  Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are a small buildup of minerals inside your kidney. They turn into hard stones. When it passes through your ureter it can result in many conditions such as,

  • Pain while urination

  • Frequent urge to urinate

  • Severe pain or discomfort in the back or sides

  • Red, pink, or brown flow of urine

  • Cloudy urine

  • Bad smelling urine

  • Blockage in urine flow

  • Blockage

Multiple conditions can result in the ureter blockage that causes difficulty in urination. Besides, it can cause blood in the urine. This condition occurs due to different reasons including,

  • A stone in the kidney, urethra, or ureter

  • Congenital issues, those you are born with affecting your urinary system set-up.

  • Tumors could be non-cancerous or cancerous

  • Endometriosis, a condition generally observed in women that results in the growth of uterus tissue in other body areas.

  • Critical Constipation

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