On the causes, diagnosis and treatment of difficult urination in men
The need to naturopathica, intermittent, weak and thin stream, feeling of incomplete emptying, in a word, difficult urination in men is a symptom of a serious disease and a reason to contact the urologist. Why some men need a little becomes a big problem, what treatment you need, what you need to do to avoid problems with urination? About it in our article.
When you have problems with urination?
Causes of difficulty in urination may be associated with the contraction or deformation of the urethra (the urethra) that occurs as a result of inflammation or compression of the enlarged prostate gland.
Difficult urination in men can be due to the following reasons:
- Adenoma of the prostate. The prostate is a body which embraces the urethra in the place where it goes into the bladder. Because the increase it eventually leads to narrowing and distortion of the urethra. Encountering resistance, the jet is weakened, interrupted. Men need to make an effort to, roughly speaking, to push it and piss.
- Cancer of the prostate. Much more serious than adenoma. The emergence of difficult urination is also associated with the growth of the body. Often due to inadequate diagnosis of this symptom allows the insidious cancer to masquerade as adenoma.
- Stricture of the urethra. Narrowing of the walls of the urethra, which is much more common in men, because they have to force the physiological characteristics of the urethra is much longer than in women. The most common causes of stricture is inflammatory diseases of the genital organs.
- Prostatitis. Inflammatory disease of prostate caused, as a rule, the reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms. The result of this gland swells and increases in size, compresses the urethra and, consequently, causes difficult urination in men.
- Urolithiasis. The formation of stones in the kidneys and the bladder not only leads to severe pain, but may cause obstruction or narrowing of the lumen of the channel these deposits.
- Urethritis. Inflammatory disease of the urethra, in which it swells, narrowing its lumen. Urination becomes not only difficult but also painful.
As you can see, a lot of reasons. If urination in men difficult after 50 years of age and not accompanied by pain and pain, unpleasant discharge, as is the case in infectious inflammation, most of all, makes itself felt adenoma.
The first thing you should doa man who has difficult urination, is to immediately contact a urologist. The doctor will in detail ask about the disturbing symptoms that accompany the disease and sent for a full examination, and then prescribe treatment.
As a rule, the following laboratory tests:
- Ultrasound or transrectal ultrasonography of prostate, determination of level of PSA (prostate specific antigen) in the blood, digital rectal examination of the prostate. It three important research in cancer diagnostics. If there is any doubt, conduct a biopsy. Also ultrasound, computed tomography ‒ the most important methods in the diagnosis of BPH.
- Computed tomography, ultrasound of the bladder and kidneys. Important studies for the diagnosis of "kidney stones". With the help of them you can define the size and location of stones.
- General analysis of blood, urine. Allow, in particular, to obtain information about the presence and activity of the inflammatory process in the prostate or urinary tract.
- Uroflowmetry. Method of determining the velocity of current, volume of urine, time of urination.
- Urethroscopy. The cystoscope allows you to not only Cisco-but.. This procedure helps to carefully examine the urethra, to detect existing strictures, stones, tumors and any other impediments to the current of urine.
- Bacteriological sowing urological smear to determine causative agents and their sensitivity to antibiotics.
How to be treated?
Treatment is assigned depending on the identified causes:
- Taking medications that slow the growth of benign hyperplasia.
- Surgery. Full or partial removal of the prostate gland in order to eliminate the difficulty urinating, in the case of cancer or adenoma.
- Removing strictures of the urethra. Endoscope manipulation, which allows you to remove (resect) the narrowed area.
- The use of drugs that promote dissolution of stones.
- The destruction and removal of stones in the bladder and kidneys.
- Treatment with antibiotics if the cause is an infectious inflammation of the urethra, prostatitis.
- Taking anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve symptoms of prostatitis.
Timely diagnosis and treatment of difficult urination – this is very important! Otherwise, a pending problem can lead to acute urinary retention, when a man no longer able to urinate. If he fails to assist, the bladder just burst and the person most likely has a painful death.
What to do to avoid problems?
Prevention is always easier, cheaper and more pleasant than treatment. Is it possible to protect yourself from problems with urination? Unfortunately, in the case of major diseases, whichcause difficult urination in men, such as cancer, adenoma, prostatitis, effective prevention can not speak, however, there are several tips and tricks that, according to many urologists, this will reduce the risks:
- Active lifestyle, playing sports. Regular exercises for the prostate.
- Avoiding alcohol, Smoking, other harmful habits.
- The consumption of vegetables, fruits and herbs.
- The rejection of animal fats, spicy, fried foods.
- Regular sexual life (but don't forget about contraception as protection against STIs).
- Timely visit a urologist, the passage of all necessary diagnostics, treatment.
- The keeping yourself from exposure.
- Life without stress and turmoil. All diseases of the nerves! If you can't change the situation, change your attitude.
Your health is in your hands! Having had symptoms of difficult urination, do not wait until the situation becomes critical, tell us about the problem of the urologist. Correct diagnosis and timely treatment will necessarily result, and You will return to the old feeling of health and freedom in every situation.