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Urinary Problems - Overview

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Urinary problems are sure to be distressing and often embarrassing for the adult man and woman. An infection of the bladder and urinary tract often leads to discomfort and the need for frequent, painful urination. In men, enlargement of the prostate can also cause frequent urination, with difficulty in starting, and leakage. In women, escape of urine (incontinence) is a common urinary problem, which possesses a variety of causes.

Frequent symptoms of a urinary problem include:

  • Burning with urination - the most common symptom of a urinary tract infection.

  • Frequent urge to urinate without the ability to pass a desired amount of urine (frequency).

  • Urgent need to urinate (urgency).

  • Feeling of incompletely emptying of your bladder.

  • Blood in the urine (hematuria). Your urine may look red, brown, or pink. Blood in the urine may occur after exercise, such as running or bicycling.

  • Leaking urine (incontinence)