What does the term "bladder problem" mean?

A bladder problem is the involuntary loss of urine or not being able to fully empty your bladder. Specifically, this could manifest as some or all of these symptoms:

  • Needing to urinate frequently.
  • Needing to urinate frequently during the night.
  • Not being able to stop yourself from urinating.
  • Needing to urinate but not being able to.
  • Pain when urinating without passing much water.
  • Continued dripping after you have finished urinating.
  • Sometimes not being able to urinate at all.
  • Incontinence – the involuntary loss of urine.
  • Burning sensation or pain when urinating.

The first step is to investigate your symptoms and the cause of your bladder problem. A doctor can look at your symptoms and suggest suitable treatments or aids, such as a catheter

An investigation into how your urinary system works can – at least in part – explain some of your symptoms. 

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