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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.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

When must I call my doctor for appt if I have chronic urinary retention?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Now: Your doctor is the one who should make a diagnosis first, then he/she will recommend appropriate way to manage this problem.
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.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Where is chronic urinary retention treated?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
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.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What's chronic urinary retention defined as?

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Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
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.

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