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Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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How is urinary retention in men treated without catheters?

How is urinary retention in men treated without catheters?

Medication/surgery: If you are in true retention and can't urinate at all it becomes an emergency. If it's not treated you can have renal failure and die. There are many medications, mainly Alpha blockers (flomax, opens bladder neck) and 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors (proscar, shrinks prostate) that can help. Minimally invasive treatments like microwave can help. For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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I had a catheter for urinary retention for 2 months, then had it removed only to have it renserted again for retention. Im woried abt losng continence?

I had a catheter for urinary retention for 2 months, then had it removed only to have it renserted again for retention. Im woried abt losng continence?

Cath and continence: M: I had a catheter for urinary retention for 2 months, then had it removed only to have it renserted again for retention. Im woried abt losng continence? ANS: the cause of your retention needs to be found out so that it can be treated correctly. Ask your Dr what is the cause or the problem. In men most likely BPH. Which can be Rxed with meds or surgery. ...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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Since my tlh on 2/5 I have had urinary retention and have a Foley catheter in place. What is the typical cause for urinary retention after a tlh?

Since my tlh on 2/5 I have had urinary retention and have a Foley catheter in place. What is the typical cause for urinary retention after a tlh?

A few things: Anesthetic agents at first complicate urinating by effect on muscles involved. Pain meds can cause/contribute to it. Local irritation/inflammation can contribute. The pain post-procedure can keep you from wanting to push to go. Residual irritation from foley (if out) can. Positioning (esp if in bed/on sofa a lot) doesn't help. So many things play into it, and all (should) resolve over a few days. ...Read more

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If I have chronic urinary retention how would care for my catheters?

If I have chronic urinary retention how would   care for my catheters?

You would: Many people have catheters and take care of them. Keep them clean. It's really just plumbing. Urologists are often considered the "plumbers" of the body.For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...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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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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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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When should you see a dr about urinary retention?

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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How can I tell if i'm experiencing urinary retention?

How can I tell if i'm experiencing urinary retention?

Depends: Acute urinary retention, or the inability to void at all, is extremely uncomfortable and makes itself known. He more concerning thing long term is silent worsening of chronic retention, or incomplete bladder emptying. This can cause severe bladder and, more importantly, kidney damage. If you don't think you empty your bladder after voiding, then seek out a urologist to help determine your risk. ...Read more

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What to do about my chronic urinary retention and pain?

Urologist: See a urologist for evaluation. This will likely involve an office cystoscopy and possibly urodynamics testing. ...Read more

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Can a urinary retention kill you?

Can a urinary retention kill you?

May be, but...: Urinary retention alone unlikely kills the patients, but the complications related with underlying causes for eventually developing urinary retention will kill in time. If a person can comfortably void with a steady full flow and empty bladder with as well as have a normal urinalysis, such a person has a "happy" bladder. If you like reading more on living, to http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. ...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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What are the risks of acute urinary retention?

Pain, renal failure: If you have acute urinary retention, you can't urinate and it can lead to renal failure, not to mention it's very painful. ...Read more

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What are the risks of chronic urinary retention?

What are the risks of chronic urinary retention?

Poss kidney loss: Chronic retention of urine, if not relieved, will back up flow into the kidney and over time shut the kidney down. If the problem is related to the bladder, it may affect both kidneys due to back up of urine flow to block both kidneys. ...Read more

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What are voiding diaries of urinary retention in men?

What are voiding diaries of urinary retention in men?

Here is ...: Voiding diaries is the self-recorded detailed intake and urine output every single time serially for usually 2 days so to be analyzed and document patients' lifestyle in fluid intake and how much they void day and night. Thereby, the possibility of over drinking, polyuric nocturia, etc. could be documented, and some realistic lifestyle can be adjusted and modified. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Could I have urinary retention related to anesthesia?

Could I have urinary retention related to anesthesia?

Yes, ...: Postoperative urinary retention may develop but can be prevented by catheterizing the patient timely to avoid bladder undue overdistention while the bladder under stressful conditions to empty such as after deep general anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, pain, lying position, pain medication, presence of existing silent lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), etc. So, beware these and manage it timely... ...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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