How is a possible urethral obstruction assessed in patients with enuresis?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Wm Lane M Robson, MA, MD, FRCP, FRCP(Glasg); Chief Editor: Marc Cendron, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

In some situations, observing the child void is helpful for assessing the urinary stream. If the child grunts audibly or uses the abdominal muscles to push, or if the stream is weak, interrupted, or deflected upward, a urethral obstruction may be present.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!