Difficult Urination and Blood Stasis

The genitourinary tract experiences an obstruction that hinders the normal flow of urine. This obstruction can be caused by various factors such as blood clots, damp-heat or yin deficiency, physical trauma, surgery, infection with scarring, stricture, stenosis, tumors, or urinary calculi. Over time, this blockage can lead to blood stasis and further complications.


The individual experiences difficulty with their urinary function, with a hesitant and slow flow. They may also experience periodic blockages and discomfort during urination. The urine may appear dark or contain blood clots. The suprapubic region is swollen and tender to the touch, and lower abdominal pain may be present. Dark spots or broken blood vessels may be visible on the trunk and lower extremities. The individual may have a pale, sallow complexion and dark-colored lips and conjunctiva. Palpable masses may be present in the abdomen. Pain may be felt in the left iliac fossa. The tongue may have purple or brown patches and the sublingual veins may be enlarged and dark in color. The pulse may be fine, wiry, or irregular.

Therapeutic approach

Revitalize circulation and flush out stagnant fluids. Stimulate the urinary system.

Herbal support


Red-tinged urine can be caused by a blockage in the urinary system. The blockage may be due to a physical issue, such as a growth or scar tissue, or a functional issue, such as a birth defect. In some cases, endometriosis or polyps in the bladder may also cause this condition. It is important to undergo a thorough examination to determine if there is any potential for cancer. The outlook for this condition varies depending on the underlying cause. In cases of tumors or strictures, a combination of Western and Chinese medicine may be necessary for treatment. Trauma-related blood stasis may have a more favorable prognosis, depending on the severity of the injury. A diet that promotes blood flow is recommended for this condition.