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How much should I worry about urinary retention?

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 more

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Urinary (Definition)

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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Question about urinary retention --how much is retained and what is problem if it doesn't come out totally?

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 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

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What causes urinary retention in young men?

What causes urinary retention in young men?

Various causes: Often, this occurs after pelvic surgery (hernia or hemorrhoid, for example). Less often, spinal or nerve dysfunction. ...Read more

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What causes acute urinary retention postop?

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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