Voiding Dysfunction and Incontinence
Voiding dysfunction refers to the inability to empty the bladder normally. Penn urologists provide evaluation and management of all types of voiding dysfunction in males and females, including:
- Incontinence – the involuntary loss of urine from the bladder. While not a normal part of the aging process, prevalence of this condition does increase with age. Types of incontinence include urge, stress, functional, overflow and transient.
- Overactive bladder – the layered, smooth muscle surrounding the bladder is hyperactive, resulting in involuntary contractions and the urgent need to urinate.
- Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome – a chronic inflammatory condition that causes painful, frequent and urgent urination.