Urology Book


Low Pressure Urethra

Aka: Low Pressure Urethra
  1. See Also
    1. Incontinence
    2. Overflow Incontinence
    3. Urge Incontinence
    4. Stress Incontinence
    5. Functional Incontinence
    6. Medication Causes of Incontinence
    7. Three Incontinence Questions
    8. Enuresis
  2. Mechanism
    1. Low Pressure Urethra (Type 3)
    2. Loss of Urethral tone (<60 cm H20)
      1. Denervating Traumatic Injury
      2. Surgery
      3. Hysterectomy
      4. Prior Bladder neck suspension
  3. Signs and Symptoms
    1. May have positive Bladder Stress Test
    2. Usually no urthrocele
    3. No Sensation of urine loss
  4. Diagnostics
    1. Requires formal urodynamic testing to confirm
  5. Management
    1. Medications: Alpha adrenergics
    2. Surgical: Collagen injection

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