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What kind of doctor sees somebody for urine retention?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for urine retention?

Urologist or ER doct: Ur usually requires fairly urgent catheterization. Family doctors away from urban centers can usually provide immediate relief. However urologists and emercency room physicians take care of this problem all the time. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Urine retention, U/S shows mild prostatic enalrgement Doctor prescribed tamsulin,and recommend surgury if no improvement.when is surgury needed?

Urine retention,
U/S shows mild prostatic enalrgement
Doctor prescribed tamsulin,and recommend surgury if no improvement.when is surgury needed?

Unclear: You have asked a difficult question. It all dependes on your symptoms as to retention or only slow stream. With mild enlargement , there is little to do at this time. It also depends on the response to the medication. Ask your doctor about a hormone blocker if appropriate such as avodart (dutasteride) This may be of some help Make sure you see a urologist. ...Read more

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Blood traces in organism recently for a above 70 years enlarged prostate patient but no urine retention after medecine. Is it serious?

Blood traces in organism recently for a above 70 years enlarged prostate patient but no urine retention after medecine. Is it serious?

Unlcear question: If you have blood in urine or in your semen, that is a serious problem. You should see a Urologist for further testing and make sure that you do not have prostate Cancer. A PSA test can be helpful. But let a urologist guide you further as to what other tests can be useful to do in your case. ...Read more

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Was catheterized 12/6 in pm for urine retention and given flomax (tamsulosin). Is it normal, when not drinking a lot to still be producing like 900 cc's of urine in a 4 hr time frame 2-3 days later?

Was catheterized 12/6 in pm for urine retention and given flomax (tamsulosin).  Is it normal, when not drinking a lot to still be producing like 900 cc's of urine in a 4 hr time frame 2-3 days later?

Hhmm: Flomax (tamsulosin) is meant to work on folks with prostates... If you had surgery or received IV fluids during what sounds like a hospitalization, the body usually starts to get rid of the excess fluid 3-4 days later, as you get better. Makes sure your blood sugar is ok, since that can make you go more than you should. Sometimes after retention kidneys can't retain water well. ...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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What's the difference between ic and urine retention?

What's the difference between ic and urine retention?

Big difference: Interstitial cystitis is a problem where the lining of the bladder is dysfunctional and allows urine to "leak" into the muscle of the bladder causing pain, urgency and frequency. Urinary retention is a problem when the bladder either doen't empty at all or has incomplete emptying. ...Read more

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Any tips for urine retention? I want it to control incontinence

Any tips for urine retention? I want it to control incontinence

Incontinence: See fp or urologist to determine cause of urinary retention. In females (especially after childbirth or hysterectomy) bladder "drops" (cystocele) preventing complete emptying & leading to overflow incontinence. Urologist can discuss options for treating the condition. ...Read more

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How do you know when urine retention has reached a critical stage and you should go to the ER?

How do you know when urine retention has reached a critical stage and you should go to the ER?

Fever & severe pain: Hello Frank I am sorry your experiencing urinary retention. If you are having fevers and severe pain I would say you should go to an urgent care clinic or ER. But you might wait a longer time in a ER than a urgent care clinic. If the retention is intermittent, meaning you can pass urine sometimes, you should your doc for long term treatment of your urinary retention. ...Read more

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