Difficult urination is a common symptom of many urological conditions. It can present itself in a variety of ways including: 

  • Urinary retention is the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder which may result in the inability to feel when the bladder is full, frequent urination, loss of small amounts of urine during the day, strained efforts to push urine out of the bladder, or waking up more than twice at night to urinate. 
  • Urinary hesitancy is the term to describe when a person has trouble starting or maintaining a urine stream. Although it can happen to both men and women of any age, it is most common in older men due to an enlarged prostate.
  • Dysuria, or painful urination, can be caused by a number of conditions. In women, urinary tract infections are most often the cause. In men, urethritis and certain prostate conditions are often to blame. Other medical conditions that may cause painful urination include sexually transmitted infections, kidney or bladder stones, kidney infection, urethral strictures, urinary tract infection, and yeast infection. 

Schedule an Appointment

If you are experiencing difficulty urinating, consult with a healthcare provider. At Alliance Urology Specialists in Greensboro, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of specialized urology care. Our board-certified physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of urological conditions, including those that cause difficult urination. 
To schedule an appointment, call (336) 274-1114.