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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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 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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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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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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How long does urinary retention after hemorrhoidectomy surgery lasts.

How long does urinary retention after hemorrhoidectomy surgery lasts.

Urinary retention: Variable,often due to perineal pain wich diminishes with time,ensure there is no concomitant UTI,assumes no other comorbid conditions,consult the surgeon or a urologist if it persists ;likewise if pain is marked have surgery reassess the site. ...Read more

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When must I follow-up with a doctor if I had recurrent urinary retention?

When must I follow-up with a doctor if I had recurrent urinary retention?

Now: Your doctor is the one who should make a diagnosis first, then he/she will recommend appropriate way to manage this problem. ...Read more

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What can I do about urinary retention after forceps vacuum and an epidural?

What can I do about urinary retention after forceps vacuum and an epidural?

Here are some...: Now, do every you can to protect your bladder from unwanted damage by further bladder over-distention usually with indwelling catheter or clean intermittent self-catheterization or suprapubic tube. More details on related subjects? Go to articles in http://www.formefirst.com/Nocturia.html and http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. More? Contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin.... ...Read more

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How long can I wait with urinary retention to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with urinary retention to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Until painful: If you are having pain you need to be seen. Frequent voiding may help, but when you feel you need to void, and you can't, you have waited long enough. ...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