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Consulting Rooms: 120 Harley Street, London W1G 7JW
Offices: 103 Harley Street, Suite 8, 3rd Floor, London W1G 6AJ


Difficulties with Passing Urine and Troublesome Bladder Symptoms

In men over the age of 50 years of age, difficulties with passing urine and troublesome bladder symptoms may be due to benign prostatic enlargement. Sometimes they can be associated with urinary infection, bladder stones and various other conditions affecting the bladder. Bothersome bladder symptoms should be investigated, and their treatment depends on the underlying cause. If urination becomes impossible and there is an inability to pass urine, a catheter needs to be passed into the bladder until the obstruction is overcome; this usually requires surgery such as laser prostatectomy.

In women, troublesome bladder symptoms are often due to urinary infection, but it is very important to rule out more serious conditions, particularly over the age of 40 years and when the symptoms persist. Bladder symptoms in men and women under the age of 50 years are usually not due to cancer unless there are particular risk factors or abnormalities on investigation. The underlying cause should be sought to establish the diagnosis and guide treatment.

For further advice on symptoms like difficulty in passing urine or controlling the flow of urine, please call us on +44 (0)207 487 5398 to book an appointment, with  Mr. Mark Feneley at The Consulting Rooms, 103 Harley Street, Suite 8, 3rd Floor, London, W1G 6AJ.

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