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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 (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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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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