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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more


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What could cause urinary retention?

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What could cause urinary retention?

Urinary retention: Antidepressants with strong anticholinergic actions such as trazodone & elavil, (amitriptyline) in large doses or in susceptible individuals. This is in psychiatry. ...Read more

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What causes acute urinary retention postop?

What causes acute urinary retention postop?

Many reasons: It may be related to anesthesia, medications, or the type of surgery you had. If the surgery was done near the bladder, you are more likely to have this problem. However, it is mostly temporary and will resolve. Occasionally, medication is used to help with this. You may also need to use the cathether until the problem resolves, either by intermittent self-catheterization or indwelling cath. ...Read more

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What's chronic urinary retention defined as?

Long term: As opposed to acute, chronic urinary retention is defined as inability completely empty your baldder that is long term and likely permanent. ...Read more

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Can I die from urinary retention if I ignore it?

Can I die from urinary retention if I ignore it?

Agonizing death: You will be in severe discomfort/pain with complete urinary retention unless your bladder is neurogenic and devoid of sensation. Retention due to prostatic obstruction, bladder stone or tumor can kill you secondary to uremia after kidneys stop filtering waste products from your body. Blood potassium can rise and cause cardiac arrest, progressive uremia can lead to coma. Catheterization is better! ...Read more

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Is urinary retention dangerous or damaging to the kidneys?

Is urinary retention dangerous or damaging to the kidneys?

Can Be: If you are retaining urine, this excessive urine can build up in the bladder and even backflow into the kidney. In either situation, you can develop a urinary tract infection, abdominal pain and eventually kidney failure. If you aare retaining urine, you should get this issue examined by a physician immediately. ...Read more

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Is bethanechol for urinary retention?

Is bethanechol for urinary retention?

Can be used: Bethanechol can be used temporarily for acute urinary retention. It is not a recommended long-term treatment, however. ...Read more

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Could I have urinary retention or a shy bladder?

Could I have urinary retention or a shy bladder?

Here are some ...: Yes, it may develop in few without obvious disorders of nerve system, but simply from inadequate relaxation and opening of urinary sphincter to coordinate the sequential contraction of bladder muscle (detrusor) so to maintain normal pressure inside bladder during peeing. This condition could be suspected by detailing voiding Hx as well as testing and following residual urine, etc. under medical Rx ...Read more

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Elavil (Definition)

Elavil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more


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Endep (Definition)

Endep is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more