Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

Strangury (also known as stranguria) describes a symptom of the unintentional agonising micturition of small volumes of urine or marked desire to do so, often without any urine passed. In many cases the bladder is empty or near empty.

It has been described as the urological form of tenesmus, and some have called it vesical tenesmus 3,4.


There is a dearth of literature on the pathogenesis and causes of strangury 1. The prevailing view is that there is a strong inflammatory component.


Article information

rID: 65785
System: Urogenital
Tag: stub, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Vesical tenesmus
  • Stranguria

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