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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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Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), urinary ...Read more


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When must I follow-up with a doctor if I had recurrent urinary retention?

When must I follow-up with a doctor if I had recurrent urinary retention?

Now: Your doctor is the one who should make a diagnosis first, then he/she will recommend appropriate way to manage this problem. ...Read more

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When must I call my doctor for appt if I have chronic urinary retention?

Now: Your doctor is the one who should make a diagnosis first, then he/she will recommend appropriate way to manage this problem. ...Read more

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Must I call my doctor if I have acute urinary retention?

Must I call my doctor if I have acute urinary retention?

Go to ER: If you can't urinate, go to er or your urologists office immediately. For more: @thepeedoc www. Peedoc. Com. ...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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How common is urinary retention from chronic use of zyrtec (cetirizine)? Any other side effects? I was prescribed to take it everyday but doc never mentioned this

How common is urinary retention from chronic use of zyrtec (cetirizine)? Any other side effects? I was prescribed to take it everyday but doc never mentioned this

Not common: Any antihistaminic can cause urine retention, but it's a rare side effect, other side effects such as dry mouth, somnolence r more common, usually common side effects r written on the patient info leaflet dispensed with drugs, or on boxes for over-the-counter meds. ...Read more

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I have urinary retention after bladder sling surgery. Doctor tried to surgically fix it but still can not void. What can I do?

I have urinary retention after bladder sling surgery. Doctor tried to surgically fix it but still can not void. What can I do?

Second opinion: Releasing the sling is a simple procedure and should have worked.
It often results in leakage again but not always.
The only time I've seen this in a patient w/o a preexisting problem
that did not reapond to release was when the patient was very anxious. This will require further evaluation by a doc who has more experience with slings than it sounds like yours might
after releasing i'd stretch it. ...Read more

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How long does urinary retention after hemorrhoidectomy surgery lasts.

How long does urinary retention after hemorrhoidectomy surgery lasts.

Urinary retention: Variable, often due to perineal pain wich diminishes with time, ensure there is no concomitant UTI, assumes no other comorbid conditions, consult the surgeon or a urologist if it persists ;likewise if pain is marked have surgery reassess the site. ...Read more

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When should you see a dr about urinary retention?

Soon: The inability to void the bladder completely can have multiple causes. You need a diagnosis. Urinary retention leads commonly to bladder infections and also possibly to kidney infections.
High degrees can impact kidney function.
See your doctor. ...Read more

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Opiod pain meds for 5 days and urinary retention. Stopped 2 days ago, still experiencing. How long takes for urinary retention to go away?

Opiod pain meds for 5 days and urinary retention. Stopped 2 days ago, still experiencing. How long takes for urinary retention to go away?

Usually on the order: Of hours to at most several days. If it has been more than two days, particularly if you only used 5 days worth of opioids prior, and you still have urination issues, then you should review this with your doctor. There may be something else going on, that you don't want to miss. Remember constipation can also contribute to poor bladder emptying too. ...Read more

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Can holding urine for very long time (4-5 hours) and doing it for a week lead to urinary retention or nerve damage? If so is it permanent or temporary?

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Can holding urine for very long time (4-5 hours) and doing it for a week lead to urinary retention or nerve damage? If so is it permanent or temporary?

Here are some. ..: A nice Q with lots of "misunderstanding to many if to most! Largely, adults void 150-450 cc for 3-6 times over 10"-25" in 24 hrs with free continual flow with no hesitancy, urgency, emptying well, etc., depending on age, renal function, health status, fluid intake/lifestyle, drug use, etc. So, not voiding for 4-5 hrs is unnecessarily bad but depends as described, but go to pee upon urge to void! ...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?

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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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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What can I do about my chronic urinary retention and pain?

What can I do about my chronic urinary retention and pain?

Here are someā€¦: Obviously, you need a comprehensive urological evaluation and counseling so to define how to protect your bladder from further damage by recurrent urinary retention and to decide the possibility of bladder functional recovery. Of note, there is no magic but to cope with the reality, certainty, and an certainty of bladder dysfunction. So, ask your urologist for specific details timely. ...Read more

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What cause death in urinary retention if left untreated? Thank

Urinary retention: While it is very painful, death from urinary retention would be rare. If it did happen it work likely be related to infection, kidney failure or both. ...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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If TURP did not work and urinary retention still present. What should you do?

Repeat: Hi, There must be residual tissue that needs to be resected. In other words another TURP. If there is no residual tissue (this can be determined by cystoscopy)a condition called neurogenic bladder (basically paralysed bladder muscle:there are many causes for this)is possible. Most likely residual tissue. All this is unusual at age 43.Has dr. Mentioned medication for the enlarged prostate? Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does l/5-s/1 nerve impingement cause urinary retention?

Does l/5-s/1 nerve impingement cause urinary retention?

Yes: The nerves from those levels of the spinal cord do control the bladders function. ...Read more

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Can taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) result in urinary retention?

Can taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) result in urinary retention?

Not likely.: Urinary retention is not described as a side effect or adverse reaction to valacyclovir (valtrex). If you are experiencing urinary retention, please see your physician to look for all possible causes. The us food and drug administration constantly updates its database of adverse reactions at: http://www.Fda.Gov/medwatch. ...Read more

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Could I have urinary retention or a shy bladder?

Could I have urinary retention or a shy bladder?

Here are some. ..: Yes, it may develop in few without obvious disorders of nerve system, but simply from inadequate relaxation and opening of urinary sphincter to coordinate the sequential contraction of bladder muscle (detrusor) so to maintain normal pressure inside bladder during peeing. This condition could be suspected by detailing voiding Hx as well as testing and following residual urine, etc. Under medical Rx ...Read more

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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

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What can I do about urinary retention after forceps vacuum and an epidural?

What can I do about urinary retention after forceps vacuum and an epidural?

Here are some...: Now, do every you can to protect your bladder from unwanted damage by further bladder over-distention usually with indwelling catheter or clean intermittent self-catheterization or suprapubic tube. More details on related subjects? Go to articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/Nocturia. Html and http://www. Formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html. More? Contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin.... ...Read more

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Ask a health question... Alternatives to catheter for post operative urinary retention for male 65?

Ask a health question... Alternatives to catheter for post operative urinary retention for male 65?

None reasonable: Bladder will continue to fill + has to be drained because of pain and discomfort. Intermiitent ctheterizaion is management of choice with much lower risk of UTI than an indwelling catheter. Voiding ability, if present before operation, should return and can be aided by medications. ...Read more

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Is urinary retention a common side effect for Celexa (citalopram) users. Ever since I up my dosage to 40MG been having problems?

Is urinary retention a common side effect for Celexa (citalopram) users. Ever since I up my dosage to 40MG been having problems?

Not common, BUT...: It can occur. The following Urological Side Effects are taken from the package insert of Celexa:. ..
Urinary System Disorders - Frequent: polyuria. Infrequent: micturition frequency, urinary incontinence, urinary retention, dysuria. Rare: facial edema, hematuria, oliguria, pyelonephritis, renal calculus, renal pain.
Discuss your Side Effects with your treating Dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I continue to drink fluids with acute urinary retention? The more I drink the more uncomfortable and pain I am in and can't pass urine

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Should I continue to drink fluids with acute urinary retention? The more I drink the more uncomfortable and pain I am in and can't pass urine

Here are some. ..: With "normally" healthy kidneys, drinking more water forces kidneys to excrete more urine to avoid water intoxication but to fill up the bladder faster to its overdistention resulting in more damage to the bladder. So, to confirm if you indeed have acute u-retention, go to urgent care or ER for evaluation by checking urinalysis with properly collected urine and residual urine after detailed Hx. .. ...Read more

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