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Bladder Outlet Obstruction

Bladder Outlet Obstruction | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

A person who has urine left in the bladder after voiding or who cannot urinate at all needs to have the urine drained from his or her bladder. This can be done two ways:

  • by placing a urinary catheter through the urethra and into the bladder
  • by passing a tube, called a suprapubic cystostomy, through the skin of the lower abdominal wall into the bladder
  • These drains may be left in for a while.

    The cause of the bladder outlet obstruction also will need to be treated.

    What are the side effects of the treatments?

    The tube used to drain the urine can cause discomfort and make the person with the condition feel like he or she needs to urinate. A urinary catheter or suprapubic cystostomy that is left in the bladder requires a cumbersome drainage apparatus. It can also cause irritation where it exits from the body.

    What happens after treatment for the condition?

    After treatment, a person should watch for urinary symptoms, such as a weak urinary stream. This might indicate a recurrence of the disease or a failure of the procedure.

    How is the condition monitored?

    Symptoms should be monitored by the person. The underlying cause may warrant regular visits to the healthcare provider.

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    Author: Stuart Wolf, MD
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 09/19/01

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