Weill Cornell Medicine Urology
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Voiding Dysfunction

Voiding Dysfunction

Intro/Headline: 

Voiding dysfunction is a general term to describe the condition in which there is a lack of coordination between the bladder muscle (detrusor) and the urethra.

Body: 

During normal urination, the urethra relaxes and opens when the bladder muscle contracts, allowing urine to pass out of the body freely. In those with voiding dysfunction, the urethra does not relax when the bladder muscle contracts, making it difficult for urine to pass.

Voiding Dysfunction - Risks & Causes

Voiding dysfunction may be caused by nerve dysfunction, non-relaxing pelvic floor muscles, or both. If the problem stems from a neurological disorder...

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Voiding Dysfunction - Symptoms & Evaluation

Symptoms of voiding dysfunction include difficulty emptying the bladder, urinary hesitancy, slow or weak urine stream, urinary urgency, urinary...

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Voiding Dysfunction - Treatment Options

Pelvic floor therapy: Pelvic floor therapy consists of visits to a physical therapist with specialized training in pelvic floor disorders. To treat...

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Physicians & Faculty

Dr. Patrick Culligan, MD | Cornell Urology

Patrick J. Culligan

M.D.

646.962.9600
646.962.9600
AETNA [Medicare], AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Blue Priority Network, CIGNA, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS Pathway X, EBCBS Pathway X Enhanced, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Fidelis Care, GHI, Health First, Medicaid, Medicare, Oxford Freedom, Oxford Health Plans [Liberty], Oxford Health Plans [Medicare], Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter], POMCO, Rockefeller University-CoreSource, UHC Community Plan - Essential Plan, UHC Community Plan - Medicaid Plan, UHC Compass-HMO, UHC Medicare, United Healthcare Commercial, VNSNY CHOICE Medicare, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth
Center for Female Pelvic Health
Dr. Bilal Chughtai, M.D.

Bilal Chughtai

M.D.

646.962.4811
646.962.4811
AETNA [Medicare], AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Affinity Access, Affinity Essential, Affinity Health Plan, CIGNA, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Emblem Select Care, Empire BCBS HealthPlus, Empire BCBS HealthPlus (CHP), Fidelis Care, Health First, Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP), Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid], Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare], Medicaid, Medicare, Oxford Freedom, Oxford Health Plans [Liberty], Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter], Rockefeller University-CoreSource, UHC Compass-HMO, UHC Medicare, United Empire Plan, United Healthcare Commercial, VNSNY CHOICE Medicare, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth
The Iris Cantor Men’s Health Center
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