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Is Bethanecol a good medicine for urinary retention???

Is Bethanecol a good medicine for urinary retention???

Use of Bethanechol: It may work to treat retention, but it depends on the reason for urinary retention. It is not indicated if the inability ro void is due to BPH, however it might be useful for treating someone with neurogenic bladder ...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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Does Bethanecol help with postpartum urinary retention? Is it a good medicine??

Does Bethanecol help with postpartum urinary retention? Is it a good medicine??

May help: Bethanechol maybe used for urinary retention that occurs after being administered anesthesia. In my experience not a great medication to treat this condition. Ensure your bowel movements are soft and regular. Make sure you are working with a urologist to help you with this condition. ...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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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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Where is chronic urinary retention treated?

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 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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What are symptoms of acute urinary retention?

What are symptoms of acute urinary retention?

You can't urinate: You can't urinate. When things get worse it's painful and you can have renal failure. For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc. Com. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have urinary retention?

What does it mean if I have urinary retention?

Can't urinate: Urinary retention means either complete inability to urinate, emergency which requires catheterization for relief, or else retaining significant amount of urine if urination is possible. Most commonly in older men with prostate enlargement, or women with vaginal or uterine prolapse or cystocele. Also, caused by spinal cord injuries + other causes of neurogenic bladder, ms, some utis, urethral tic. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of chronic urinary retention?

What are symptoms of chronic urinary retention?

Variable: Sometimes no symptoms, sometimes frequency, wetting the bed at night, infections, kidney failure; a clue to chronicity is lots of volume in the bladder with minimal sensation of fullness. ...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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Can I die from urinary retention if I ignore it?

Can I die from urinary retention if I ignore it?

Agonizing death: You will be in severe discomfort/pain with complete urinary retention unless your bladder is neurogenic and devoid of sensation. Retention due to prostatic obstruction, bladder stone or tumor can kill you secondary to uremia after kidneys stop filtering waste products from your body. Blood potassium can rise and cause cardiac arrest, progressive uremia can lead to coma. Catheterization is better! ...Read more

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Classic signs of postoperative urinary retention?

Classic signs of postoperative urinary retention?

Multiple signs : The signs of postop urinary retention include inability to urinate and increasing discomfort in the lower abdomen and pelvis. Common reasons include lack of walking, narcotic pain medication which may cause constipation too, or neurological injury from pelvic, spine, or neurologic surgery. Treatment is urethral catheterization, Alpha blocker medication for some men, and followup w urologist. ...Read more

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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?

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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Are some people more prone to getting urinary retention?

Are some people more prone to getting urinary retention?

Yes: Older men, in particular, can develop obstruction of the urethra by an enlarged prostate gland. Patients with certain neurologic conditions can also have problems with urinary retention. People with tumors can have compression of the ureters or urethra which may produce an obstruction of the flow of urine. Rarely a large kidney stone may cause urinary retention. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get urinary retention, or is it unusual?

Unusual for women: Since women do not have a prostate gland, anatomical bladder outlet obstruction is unusual. Possible causes could be prior pelvic surgery, especially incontinence surgery if it's a little too tight, or neurological disease, including spinal cord injury. ...Read more

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What can I do about my chronic urinary retention and pain?

What can I do about my chronic urinary retention and pain?

Here are someā€¦: Obviously, you need a comprehensive urological evaluation and counseling so to define how to protect your bladder from further damage by recurrent urinary retention and to decide the possibility of bladder functional recovery. Of note, there is no magic but to cope with the reality, certainty, and a certainty of bladder dysfunction. So, ask your urologist for specific details timely. ...Read more

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What cause death in urinary retention if left untreated? Thank

Urinary retention: While it is very painful, death from urinary retention would be rare. If it did happen it work likely be related to infection, kidney failure or both. ...Read more

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I started getting urinary retention a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

It depends: Is it true urinary retention or does it just feel like retention? Only your doctor can investigate this accurately. The answer to that question dictates the workup. In any case, prompt medical attention is prudent. ...Read more

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Is bethanechol for urinary retention?

Can be used: Bethanechol can be used temporarily for acute urinary retention. It is not a recommended long-term treatment, however. ...Read more

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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

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Are there any antidepressants that cause urinary retention?

Yes: Antidepressants which cause norepinephrine reuptake inhibition can cause urinary retention in some pts: these include the tricyclic antidepressants (ex. Nortriptyline, imipramine, et al.); and snri's (effexor, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and pristiq). ...Read more

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