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Disease or Condition — Kidney, Urinary, and Genital Disorders:
bladder outlet obstruction

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Description

Bladder neck obstruction is a condition in which the bladder neck, the area where the bladder connects to the urethra, becomes narrowed or blocked. This can cause difficulty with urination, including a weak or slow stream, difficulty starting to urinate, and a feeling of incomplete emptying. It can also cause urinary retention, which is when the bladder does not empty completely. Bladder neck obstruction is usually caused by an enlarged prostate in men, but can also be caused by scar tissue, tumors, or other conditions. Treatment depends on the underlying cause and may include medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.

Synonyms
  • acquired bladder neck contracture
  • acquired bladder neck obstruction
  • acquired bladder neck stenosis
  • acquired bladder outlet obstruction
  • acquired vesicourethral orifice contracture
  • acquired vesicourethral orifice obstruction
  • acquired vesicourethral orifice stenosis
  • bladder neck contracture
  • bladder neck obstruction
  • bladder neck stenosis
  • vesicourethral orifice contracture
  • vesicourethral orifice obstruction
  • vesicourethral orifice stenosis
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • anorexia
  • dysuria
  • fever
  • flank pain
  • nausea
  • suprapubic pain
  • urinary frequency
  • urinary incontinence
  • vague abdominal pain
  • vomiting
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • disorientation
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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