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Where is chronic urinary retention treated?

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Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 28 years experience
Urology Office: After failure of meds you may benefit from minimally invasive treatment using microwave etc. If you are in true retention it is an indication for a TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate).For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What's chronic urinary retention defined as?

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Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUNanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Long term: As opposed to acute, chronic urinary retention is defined as inability completely empty your baldder that is long term and likely permanent.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How is urinary retention treated?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Catheterization as: An emergency. Then cause must be treated. Antibiotics if due to infection. Medication or surgery if due to prostatic obstruction. Urethrotomy or urethroplasty if due to urethral stricture. Enema or stool disimpaction if due to constipation. Intermittent catheterization for neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Bladder suspension for prolapse. Valve resection for posterior or anterior urethral valves.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of chronic urinary retention?

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Dr. Andrew Siegel
Urology 40 years experience
Variable: Sometimes no symptoms, sometimes frequency, wetting the bed at night, infections, kidney failure; a clue to chronicity is lots of volume in the bladder with minimal sensation of fullness.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What can I do about my chronic urinary retention and pain?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some…: Obviously, you need a comprehensive urological evaluation and counseling so to define how to protect your bladder from further damage by recurrent urinary retention and to decide the possibility of bladder functional recovery. Of note, there is no magic but to cope with the reality, certainty, and an certainty of bladder dysfunction. So, ask your urologist for specific details timely.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the risks of chronic urinary retention?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Poss kidney loss: Chronic retention of urine, if not relieved, will back up flow into the kidney and over time shut the kidney down. If the problem is related to the bladder, it may affect both kidneys due to back up of urine flow to block both kidneys.

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