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Are some people more prone to getting urinary retention?

Are some people more prone to getting urinary retention?

Yes: Older men, in particular, can develop obstruction of the urethra by an enlarged prostate gland. Patients with certain neurologic conditions can also have problems with urinary retention. People with tumors can have compression of the ureters or urethra which may produce an obstruction of the flow of urine. Rarely a large kidney stone may cause urinary retention. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Do lots of people get urinary retention, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get urinary retention, or is it unusual?

Unusual for women: Since women do not have a prostate gland, anatomical bladder outlet obstruction is unusual. Possible causes could be prior pelvic surgery, especially incontinence surgery if it's a little too tight, or neurological disease, including spinal cord injury. ...Read more

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Why do I get urinary retention when I drink?

Why do I get urinary retention when I drink?

Drink what?: Alcohol inhibits antidiuretic hormone, which would cause you to urinate even more. If you have bladder problems, seek the help of a urologist. ...Read more

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I have been on atovaquone for 7 month and started to get urinary retention 4 months ago. Prostate and kidneys normal. Is there any correlation?

I have been on atovaquone for  7 month and started to get urinary retention 4 months ago. Prostate and kidneys normal. Is there any correlation?

Not known: Long term use of Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) (atovone/proguanil) is uncommon due to its cost. It is generally thought to be safe, but not much is known. The indivudual components atovone & proguanil have been used for long periods without concerns. If you decide to stop Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) to see if urinary retention is related make sure your doctor finds another effective antimlarial medication for you. ...Read more

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What's urinary retention?

What's urinary retention?

Inability to urinate: Or inability to fully empty bladder. Urine is retained. ...Read more

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What causes urinary retention?

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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How is urinary retention treated?

How is urinary retention treated?

Catheterization as: An emergency. Then cause must be treated. Antibiotics if due to infection. Medication or surgery if due to prostatic obstruction. Urethrotomy or urethroplasty if due to urethral stricture. Enema or stool disimpaction if due to constipation. Intermittent catheterization for neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Bladder suspension for prolapse. Valve resection for posterior or anterior urethral valves. ...Read more

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What could cause urinary retention?

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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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How is fast is urinary retention detected?

How is fast  is urinary retention detected?

No urine = quickly: If you're not able to urinate you are in retention. Otherwise you need a bladder scan/ultrasound to determine how well you're emptying. For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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Where is chronic urinary retention treated?

Urology Office: After failure of meds you may benefit from minimally invasive treatment using microwave etc. If you are in true retention it is an indication for a TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate).For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Michaels
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