Voiding Dysfunction

  • Barbara V. Wise
  • Arlene C. Gerson
  • Kathy Kinsman
  • Steven G. Docimo
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)


Voiding dysfunction is a term used to describe a constellation of problems that interfere with efficient storage and evacuation of urine. Symptoms may include recurrent bladder infections, day and/or night wetting, urgency, frequency, urinary dribbling, infrequent voiding, weak or intermittent stream, and/or straining to void. Sometimes referred to as dysfunctional elimination syndrome (DES), or nonneurogenic neurogenic bladder, this disorder causes significant distress to both health care providers and patients (1).


Pelvic Floor Pelvic Floor Muscle Detrusor Overactivity Nocturnal Enuresis Detrusor Muscle 
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  • Barbara V. Wise
  • Arlene C. Gerson
  • Kathy Kinsman
  • Steven G. Docimo

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