Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Dysuria

Contributor(s): Jean Pierre Held, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • A presenting sign of many disease entities.
  • Difficulty passing urine.
  • Cause: many including: obstructive disease of the urinary tract, urinary and genital tract infection.
  • Signs: pollakiuria, stranguria, anuria, changes in appearance of urine.
  • Diagnosis: urinalysis, rectal palpation, endoscopy, urethral catheterization and ultrasonography.
  • Treatment: depends upon specific etiology.
  • Prognosis: depends upon specific etiology.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

Obstructive disease of the urinary tract

Pathophysiology

  • Difficulty in passing urine.
  • A presenting sign of a number of urinary tract disorders.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Ferris R, Franklin R, Adams A & Miller C (2008)Rupture of a penile artery and erectile body. An uncommon cause of dysuria in a horse.Equine Vet Educ20(11), 564-566 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Jackman B R & Schott II H C (1997)Dysuria.In:Current Therapy in Equine Medicine.Ed: Robinson N E. Saunders, Philadelphia.


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