Male and Female Voiding Dysfunction

Voiding dysfunction results from a failure of coordination between the bladder muscle and the urethra. The result is difficulty in passing urine comfortably. Voiding dysfunction can be caused by nerve dysfunction, stemming from a neurologic event or disorder, or by non-relaxing pelvic floor muscles.

Symptoms of voiding dysfunction include:

  • Difficulty emptying the bladder
  • Urinary hesitancy
  • Urgency
  • Urinary Frequency
  • A slow or weak urine stream

At Guthrie, we offer nonsurgical treatment for male and female voiding dysfunction including:

  • Behavior modification
  • Pelvic floor muscle therapy
  • Intermittent self-cauterization
  • Medications
  • Botox® injections

If less invasive options do not correct your voiding dysfunction, our urology surgeons offer solutions including:

  • Pubovaginal sling
  • InterStimTM therapy
  • Artificial uriniary sphincter surgery
  • Urinary tract reconstruction