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How can I treat urine retention?

How can I treat urine retention?

Depends: The treatment will depend on the cause. You need to see your doctor for evaluation - treatments could be antibiotics, bladder stimulants, intermittent catheterization, surgery, or other means - depending on the cause for your retention. ...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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What drugs cause urine retention?

What drugs cause urine retention?

Drugs and bladder: Drugs used for colds or diets sometimes act to tighten the urinary channel and block the flow of urine; Ephedrine (kondon's nasal, pretz-d), Pseudoephedrine (actifed, afrin, drixoral, sudafed, triaminic), and phenylpropanolamine (acutrim, dexatrim, phenoxine, prolamine). Sometimes narcotics can slow the muscle in the bladder and cause difficulty emptying. ...Read more

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Does urine retention resolve over time?

Does urine retention resolve over time?

See below: Difficult to answer, what is the cause of the retention ? If it is due to reversible causes , then the answer is yes. ...Read more

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How is urine retention usually treated in women?

How is urine retention usually treated in women?

Cause based: It depends in the cause of urinary retention. ? Prolapsed uterus ( usually in older pts), weak bladder. Will need urology evaluation including urodynamics. Can be treated to some degree with medications if appropriate. ...Read more

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Does urine retention usually cause many symptoms?

Does urine retention usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Retention can be partial or complete. Obviously if one cannot void at all the bladder can only stretch so far until it becomes very painful. When someone can empty partially but leave more than 100 cc behind, then frequency of voids increases along with the risk of uti. The cause should be found- most older women have a fallen bladder, and younger ones can have spasms in the pelvic floor muscles. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like urine retention go away quickly?

Do symptoms like urine retention go away quickly?

After treatment: Depends upon cause. Urinary retention due to constipation/fecal impaction (not common) will resolce once impacted stool is removed. Also if caused by infection. Most cases of retention develop over time & don't go quickly. Ur from an enlarged prostate may resolve slowly on medication or quickly surgery.(my preference). Need to discuss this with your dr. ...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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Hi I am 33 year old and I have two kids.After birth to both kids i notice that I have a urine retention I have to sit atleast 20 min in restrooms to?

Hi I am 33 year old and I have two kids.After birth to both kids i notice that I have a urine retention I have to sit atleast 20 min in restrooms to?

Need to see your Dr: 33 yr old having urinary retention need investigation to find the cause , which could be simple bladder infection to complex neurological diseases . Please see your doctor for urio-dynamic studies of urinary bladder ...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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