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Bladder Neck Obstruction Is Treatable

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Bladder neck abnormalities and obstruction are the main reasons behind urinary problems.


More men than women have bladder neck obstruction. [1]


- Affects mostly men above 50 years
- Can affect both men and women at any age
- Cause in men - an enlarged prostate gland
- Cause in women - cystocele (prolapsed bladder)
- Diagnosis may include video urodynamics and cystoscopy
- Requires blood tests, urine cultures and ultrasound (KUB)


The group of muscles that connect the urinary bladder to the urethra is called the bladder neck. These muscles control the urine - they tighten to hold urine in the urinary bladder and relax to release it through the urethra. Often, the urinary bladder becomes permanently weak in case of any bladder neck obstruction. Also, if treatment is delayed, the weakened bladder neck obstruction can lead to urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder diverticula, kidney damage and long-term incontinence (lack of voluntary control over urination).


Symptoms:


Self-diagnosable:
Pelvic pain, trouble starting the urine stream.


People may experience:
Urinary problems like irregular urine output, frequent need to urinate, uncontrollable urge to urinate, incomplete bladder emptying and increased urinary frequency.


Treatment:


Self-care: Kegel exercise and drink plenty of liquids.


Medications/Procedures: Alpha-blocker drug therapy or self-catheterization. Surgery for bladder neck obstruction may be done if the previous procedures fail.


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