This refers to the inadequate emptying of the bladder. It ss caused by a weak, often over-stretched bladder muscle at a constriction of the urinary tract below the bladder (usually through the prostate) or in diseases of the nervous system e.g. in MS, polyneuropathy in diabetes mellitus, or even with a herniated disc in the lumbar region.
Treatment is based on the cause. If the urethra is restricted by an enlarged prostate or a scar, an attempt will be made to re-open the duct through surgery:
If the cause is related to a weakness of the bladder muscle, it must be ensured that the bladder is completely emptied several times a day and is not overstretched. This can be achieved by intermittent catheterisation. If this is not possible, a thin catheter can be inserted through the abdominal wall or through the urethra into the bladder.
As soon as the bladder muscle has recovered (at least a portion thereof), normal bladder voiding can be achieved via electro-stimulation or sacral neuromodulation.
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According to this quick check, there is no indications of typical urological diseases. If you have any issues that have not yet been examined, it may best to contact your family doctor.
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