Dysfunctional voiding in adults

Miki Haifler*, Kobi Stav

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Dysfunctional voiding is characterized by an intermittent and/or fluctuating flow rate due to involuntary intermittent contractions of the periurethral striated or levator muscles during voiding in neurologically normal women (International Continence Society definition). Due to the variable etiology, the diagnosis and treatment of DV is problematic. Frequently, the diagnosis is done at a late stage mainly due to nonspecific symptoms and lack of awareness. The objectives of treatment are to normalize micturition patterns and prevent complications such as renal failure and recurrent infections. Treatment should be started as early as possible and a multidisciplinary approach is beneficial.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-251
Number of pages5
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Volume15
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • Dysfunctional voiding
  • Fowler syndrome
  • Lazy bladder hinman syndrome

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