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How Much Should I Worry About Urinary Retention
Don't worry: Never worth worrying about medical problems unless they concern a loved one or friend.Urinary retention can always be treated and virtually never due to a malignancy. Ur in women can be caused by severe stool impaction, cystocele or uterine prolapse & correctable.Due to neurogenic bladder will need to be managed by intermittent catheterization. Surgery will cure if male with prostate enlargement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Question about urinary retention --how much is retained and what is problem if it doesn't come out totally?
Varies: The amount of urine retained varies and usually depends on the cause, whether the bladder outlet is obstructed or the bladder squeezes poorly. This can be measured by bladder scan after void. Efficient bladders empty 100%, but in selected cases, 60% emptying can be tolerated. This retained urine can become infected, however, and large volumes can further affect the bladder's ability to expel urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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