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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for urinary retention be treated without a catheter?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
It depends: May be possible depending on the cause.
Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Interstim therapy, pelvic floor therapy, stopping meds that may be causing the problem.
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 32 years experience
Sometimes: Urinary retention is usually due to nerve dysfunction and if you are neurologically intact, there is a treatment that may help. Sacral neuromodulation (Interstim) has helped thousands of people with this problem so see a specialist.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Depends upon cause: Also if acute(sudden onset) or chronic(long standing). Enemas can relieve retention if due to stool impaction. Surgery can correct problem if due to obstruction, i.e. cystocele, enlarged prostate etc.. Acute retention not due to constipation requires catheterisation or placement of supra-pubic drainage tube. Some chronic cases respond to":neuro-modulation". Discuss with urologist/ uro-gynecologist

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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