Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause Anatomy

Decreased Urination Overview

What is decreased urination?
A person with decreased urination produces less urine than usual, or has difficulty emptying the bladder. He or she may pass small amounts of urine, or pass urine less frequently than usual. Decreased urination is common in those with dehydration. Males who have prostate gland enlargement have difficulty emptying the bladder. Severe difficulty emptying the bladder may result in urinary retention: the person is unable to empty the bladder completely and urine builds-up in the bladder. Urinary retention results in bladder swelling and pain.

What are the symptoms of decreased urination?
Common symptoms of decreased urination include decreased frequency of urination, decreased volume of urine produced, and difficulty starting the urine stream.

How does the doctor treat decreased urination?
Treatment for decreased urination depends on underlying cause.

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