Difficulty urinating can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose difficulty urinating, we could:
|Kidney Stones||3%||Ruled out|
|Prostate Enlargement||1%||Ruled out|
How difficult or easy is it for you to urinate? In other words, how forceful is your urine stream?
Possible responses:→ Very weak stream / great difficulty urinating
→ Weakened stream / some difficulty
→ Don't know
→ Average / the same as it has always been
→ Strong stream, rapid emptying
A reduction in the force and caliber of urination is characteristic of prostatic enlargement.
Difficulty urinating is a symptom of uterine fibroids.