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Diagnosis and Treatment of Urination Problems

Urination problems (LUTS)

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LUTS (lower urinary tract symptoms) are symptoms related to problems with your bladder, prostate and/or urethra. It can affect both men and women, young or old.

LUTS are broadly grouped into symptoms to do with storing or passing urine. You may have symptoms linked mainly to one or the other, or a combination of both.

What are Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)?

Symptoms include:

  • Hesitancy – a longer than usual wait for the stream of urine to begin
  • Weak stream
  • Straining to urinate
  • Dribbling after urination has finished
  • A stream that stops and starts
  • Feeling an urgent need to urinate
  • A short period of time between the urges to urinate
  • Waking from sleep to pass urine two or more times a night (Nocturia)
  • A sudden, intense urge to urinate, followed by urinating without control.
From incontinence and infections to stones and cancers, problems of the urinary tract are numerous and require targeted and prompt treatment.
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Consultant Urologist Dr Robert Tan

Dr Robert Tan is a practicing consultant urologist with over 35 years of experience. He graduated from the medical school at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and has cared for thousands of patients over the decades.

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Dr Lincoln Tan is a consultant urologist and accredited robotic surgeon. Dr Tan is trained in all aspects of open and endoscopic urology and specialises in the minimally invasive treatment of urologic cancers.

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