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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 antidepressants cause urinary retention? I have stress incontinence.

What antidepressants cause urinary retention? I have stress incontinence.

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 (amitriptyline). 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

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Are there any antidepressants that cause urinary retention?

Yes: Antidepressants which cause norepinephrine reuptake inhibition can cause urinary retention in some pts: these include the tricyclic antidepressants (ex. Nortriptyline, imipramine, et al.); and snri's (effexor, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and pristiq). ...Read more

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Which antidepressants are less likely to cause urinary retention?

Which antidepressants are less likely to  cause urinary retention?

Avoid tricyclics: The older cyclics with their stronger anticholinergic side effects tend to be more problematic in this regard while SSRIs are less likely to cause urinary retention. Medications should be based both on presenting psychiatric symptoms and medical considerations. Your personal physician, who knows your history, can best guide you in selecting a medication that is best for you. Best wishes. ...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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Can percocet cause more or less urinary retention then tramadol?

Can percocet cause more or less urinary retention then tramadol?

Variable: It can happen with both, the "real" answer is which does it more to you. In general, Percocet is worse. ...Read more

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What medication can cause urinary retention (difficulty peeing) as a side effect?

What medication can cause urinary retention (difficulty peeing) as a side effect?

Many types: There are many types of medications that can potentiate retention. The most common are decongestants such as Sudafed, which can increase urinary sphincter tone. Antihistamines, taken for allergies, may cause less bladder contractility. Anticholinergic preparations, taken for overactive bladder symptoms (urgency/frequency) can also make it more difficult to empty the bladder. ...Read more

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What causes urinary retention?

Many causes: Recent surgery/anesthesia bladder outlet obstruction medications neurologic disorders (multiple sclerosus, for example) diabetes infection. ...Read more

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What causes urinary retention in young men?

What causes urinary retention in young men?

Various causes: Often, this occurs after pelvic surgery (hernia or hemorrhoid, for example). Less often, spinal or nerve dysfunction. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in abdomen and urinary retention?

What could cause pain in abdomen and urinary retention?

Many things: If you are having these concerns you should see a provider and get a urine test at least. These are not normal symptoms. ...Read more

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Since my tlh on 2/5 I have had urinary retention and have a Foley catheter in place. What is the typical cause for urinary retention after a tlh?

Since my tlh on 2/5 I have had urinary retention and have a Foley catheter in place. What is the typical cause for urinary retention after a tlh?

A few things: Anesthetic agents at first complicate urinating by effect on muscles involved. Pain meds can cause/contribute to it. Local irritation/inflammation can contribute. The pain post-procedure can keep you from wanting to push to go. Residual irritation from foley (if out) can. Positioning (esp if in bed/on sofa a lot) doesn't help. So many things play into it, and all (should) resolve over a few days. ...Read more

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What could cause suddenly urinary retention in a 16 year old female? Could constipation or uti?

What could cause suddenly urinary retention in a 16 year old female?  Could constipation or uti?

Medication reaction : Acute urinary retention in a teenager is most often a drug effect. Constipation or UTI would more likely cause urgency, frequency or dribbling. Inability to urinate at all should be dealt with immediately and handled by a qualified specialist. ...Read more

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What causes urinary retention in woman & how does a doctor diagnose and treat it? Uti test negative. Releases every 10-12 hrs only

What causes urinary retention in woman & how does a doctor diagnose and treat it? Uti test negative. Releases every 10-12 hrs only

Many possibilities: There many possibilities for incomplete voiding in a female. Urethral stenosis (narrowing of the urethra) is a common one. See a urologist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Can weed, being an anticholinergic, cause urinary retention? I smoke daily and ever since I've started that habbit I've found it really hard to pee

Can weed, being an anticholinergic,  cause urinary retention? I smoke daily and ever since I've started that habbit I've found it really hard to pee

Get off it!: Weed may be legal in some places, but that does not mean that it is not harmful to your health. If it is affecting the nerve supply to your bladder, imagine what it is doing to your brain. Not a good idea to be stoned. ...Read more

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Had Foley put in for urinary retention after my tlh. Nothing done to find cause. Gyn is treating me for this. Is gyn capable or should I see urology?

Wait: It is possible you went in retention after your hysterectomy as a side effect of narcotic pain medication. I am just saying a possibility. Talk to the gynecologist. Chances are he or she will remove the catheter and give you a trial voiding. It does not sound serious. ...Read more

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What can cause urinary retention in the a.M?Very difficult to urinate even w/ a full bladder, and takes several minutes 2 evacuate, no other symptoms.

What can cause urinary retention in the a.M?Very difficult to urinate even w/ a full bladder, and takes several minutes 2 evacuate, no other symptoms.

Bladder outlet issue: It is not unusual to have issues emptying your bladder when it is most full, due to overstretching. Recommend discussing this with your physician as an enlarged prostate can also play a role. There are several options to help alleviate the problem once diagnosed, depending on the factors causing it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how anesthesia causes urinary retention?

Can you tell me how anesthesia causes urinary retention?

Urinary retention: some part of nervous system Sympathetic is suppress and parasympathetic become active.so imbalance of control develope ...Read more

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