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Antidepressants Cause Urinary Retention
Incontinence: Any antidepressants that exhibit blocking properties of the peripheral nervous system can impact the organs attached to them especially the tricyclics antidepressannts such as elavil. The other such notriptylline and imipramine. An ekg is always good to have since these antidepressants can impact the rate and rhymin of the heart. There are newer agents for your conditiom. ...Read more
Been having urinary retention, had cystoscopy, Dr said there was some polyps in the ureathra, but were too small to cause the prob, are polyps normal?
Bladder or medicatio: Urinary retention in women is not common. I see you are on an antidepressant which sometimes can effect bladder contractility to cause retention. Maybe stopping this med if you can might help. Most common cause of urinary retention in a woman is bladder muscle weakness (hypotonic bladder) for which not much can be done and if retention occurs the treatment is intermittent self catherization. ...Read more
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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