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.