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Urethral Syndrome Overview

What is urethral syndrome?
A female with urethral syndrome has pain during urination, and constantly feels the urge to urinate. However, a cause for her symptoms cannot be found. Urethral syndrome is most common in women who are 30 to 50 years of age.

What are the symptoms of urethral syndrome?
Symptoms of urethral syndrome include a constant urge to urinate, increased urinary frequency, and pain during urination. Additional symptoms may include difficulty starting the flow of urine, decreased flow of urine, the sensation that the bladder is full after urinating, or lower abdominal pain.

How does the doctor treat urethral syndrome?
Treatment for urethral syndrome may include behavioral therapy and meditation, Kegel exercises, medication, or surgery.

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Urethral Syndrome References
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