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Is It Possible For Urinary Retention Be Treated Without A Catheter
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Yes: This can happen. You should call your doctor right away to let them know. ...Read more
Is urine retention a side effect of haldol (haloperidol) shot as I have had to have a catheter in place twice since starting the haldol (haloperidol) shot?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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