What it is, how it manifests, and can physical therapy can help.
Post-void dribble is an condition in which there is an involuntary loss of urine immediately after completion of urination, usually right after leaving the toilet. While it does not pose any major health threat, it can be a source of embarrassment and/or anxiety.
Post-void dribble is more common in men but can experienced by all people regardless of gender. In men it is often due to weakness of the pelvic floor muscles to adequately push the remainder of the urine out of a portion of the urethra, or could be caused by enlargement of the prostate. In women, it is often associated with bladder or urethral prolapse, wherein some of the urine gets trapped in the lowered portion of the bladder or the urethral diverticulum and upon standing and a shift in the position of the pelvis, the trapped urine leaks out.
A pelvic health physical therapist can perform an assessment to determine what the cause might be and provide strategies for treatment.
Mendwell is a Pelvic Health Physical Therapy clinic serving patients in Portland, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Tigard. Our team of specialists are passionate about helping patients improve pelvic function, relieve pain, and get back to feeling their best. Reach out to learn how we can help.