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Is urinary retention dangerous or damaging to the kidneys?

Is urinary retention dangerous or damaging to the kidneys?

Can Be: If you are retaining urine, this excessive urine can build up in the bladder and even backflow into the kidney. In either situation, you can develop a urinary tract infection, abdominal pain and eventually kidney failure. If you aare retaining urine, you should get this issue examined by a physician immediately. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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I have been on atovaquone for 7 month and started to get urinary retention 4 months ago. Prostate and kidneys normal. Is there any correlation?

I have been on atovaquone for  7 month and started to get urinary retention 4 months ago. Prostate and kidneys normal. Is there any correlation?

Not known: Long term use of Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) (atovone/proguanil) is uncommon due to its cost. It is generally thought to be safe, but not much is known. The indivudual components atovone & proguanil have been used for long periods without concerns. If you decide to stop Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) to see if urinary retention is related make sure your doctor finds another effective antimlarial medication for you. ...Read more

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Taking twice daily tamsulosin for bph . Had urinary retention prior to dosage increase. Now I'm experiencing back pains around the kidney area. ?

Taking twice daily tamsulosin for bph . Had urinary retention prior to dosage increase. Now I'm experiencing back pains around the kidney area. ?

Hydronephrosis: Tamsulosin is an alpha blocker that's often used to treat benign prostate hyperplasia, as it tends to relax prostate capsule. 5 alpha reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) such as finasteride & dutasteride are used to shrink prostate over 6mo. Inadequately treated BPH can lead to urinary retention and then to hydronephrosis whereby pressure backs up into kidneys. Best to discuss your concerns w/your doc. ...Read more

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I would like to ask you from a medical standpoint some of the reasons why cystitis or bladder infections/inability to urinate or urinary retention continue to occur in a 33 year old female. my kidneys have been checked and my bowel quite completely. Yet,

I would like to ask you from a medical standpoint some of the reasons why cystitis or bladder infections/inability to urinate or urinary retention continue to occur in a 33 year old female. my kidneys have been checked and my bowel quite completely. Yet,

There is a : Condition called interstitial cystitis where u have inflammation of the bladder wall and symptoms present just like a chronic UTI. Urine retention and urinary tract infections can also be caused by abnormal pathology of the urethra or ureter at the point of entering the bladder (ureterovesicular junction or UVJ) which will promote UTIs. U need a cystoscopy from a Urologist to diagnose and treat. ...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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What causes acute urinary retention postop?

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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What's chronic urinary retention defined as?

Long term: As opposed to acute, chronic urinary retention is defined as inability completely empty your baldder that is long term and likely permanent. ...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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