Urinary Problems and Injuries, Age 12 and Older - Topic Overview
are another urinary problem that can cause mild to severe urinary symptoms. Men
ages 20 to 30 are affected most often with kidney stones, but
anyone can get stones at any age. For more information, see the topic
injury to the genital area can cause severe pain.
severity of the pain is not always an indicator of the severity of the injury.
After an injury such as a hit to the genital area, it is important to watch for
urinary problems. You usually need to see your doctor if you are having trouble
urinating, can't urinate, have blood in your urine, have swelling, or have
In women and girls,
genital skin irritation can cause pain with
As people age, some
urinary problems become more common.
Stress incontinence is the most common form of urinary
incontinence in older women. Multiple childbirths, aging, and decreasing
hormone levels may cause changes in the pelvic muscles and supportive
structures that lead to stress incontinence. It may also occur in men,
especially those who have had prostate surgery. For more information, see the
Urinary Incontinence in Women or
Urinary Incontinence in Men.
trouble urinating or the inability to urinate is often caused by
prostate enlargement. For more information, see the
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
Check your symptoms to decide if and when
you should see a doctor.