Voiding dysfunction is defined as generalized problems emptying the bladder. These can occur in women with neurological issues, pelvic floor problems including vaginal prolapse (see definition below), and in women with previous pelvic surgery. Women with voiding problems may have a sensation of fullness in the lower abdomen, a slow urine stream, a need to urinate shortly after urinating, and urinary frequency during the day and night. Many of these problems are correctable and those that are not correctable may be greatly improved. Beyond the quality of life benefits, it is
extremely important to properly diagnose and treat voiding dysfunction as these types of problems lead to long-term kidney damage.