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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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Urine retention, U/S shows mild prostatic enalrgement Doctor prescribed tamsulin,and recommend surgury if no improvement.when is surgury needed?

Urine retention,
U/S shows mild prostatic enalrgement
Doctor prescribed tamsulin,and recommend surgury if no improvement.when is surgury needed?

Unclear: You have asked a difficult question. It all dependes on your symptoms as to retention or only slow stream. With mild enlargement , there is little to do at this time. It also depends on the response to the medication. Ask your doctor about a hormone blocker if appropriate such as avodart (dutasteride) This may be of some help Make sure you see a urologist. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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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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Can urine retention kill you?

Can urine retention kill you?

Urine retention: If a person has urinary retention, there is some obstruction (O) to the outflow of urine from the kidney. It untreated, this could lead to renal failure, which can be fatal if the O is not relieved and/or the patient does not start some sort of dialysis. Patients with O of the urinary tract need to be seen by a urologist to diagnose, treat and cure it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does urine retention back up to kidney?

Does urine retention back up to kidney?

The answer is yes.: Yes! one of the main complication of chronic urinary retention is kidney damage. If urine backs up into the kidneys, permanent kidney damage can lead to reduced kidney function and chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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What's the difference between ic and urine retention?

What's the difference between ic and urine retention?

Big difference: Interstitial cystitis is a problem where the lining of the bladder is dysfunctional and allows urine to "leak" into the muscle of the bladder causing pain, urgency and frequency. Urinary retention is a problem when the bladder either doen't empty at all or has incomplete emptying. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chronic urine retention?

What is the definition or description of: Chronic urine retention?

Here are some...: Chronic urinary retention is used to described a bladder has slowly become unable to empty with a slow increase in residual urine after voiding, which may range from 2-3 hundred cc up to 3-4000 cc, and usually results from personal and professional ignorance from which it fails to be identified proactively. More on voiding trouble? Go to http://formefirst.com/TroublingVoiding-Men.html. Best... ...Read more

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Can you tell me if ya bladder is malfunction and you have urine retention where does the urine go?

Can you tell me if ya bladder is malfunction and you have urine retention where does the urine go?

Stays in bladder: With urinary retention, the bladder is not able to be emptied. This causes the bladder to enlarge and distend, resulting in pain and discomfort. In severe cases, your kidneys can lose function because the urine made in the kidneys then can't leave the body. In men, the most common cause is an enlarged prostate. Loss of bladder contractility is another cause. See a urologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if your bladder is malfunction and you have urine retention where does the urine go?

Bladder blocked: Your bladder gets bigger till it either bursts or it backs up into your kidneys and kills them. You do not want this. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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When I was in ages 20 to 29 I was suffering from urinary retention and now I am in age 30 I have a problem I cannot control the Urine?

When I was in ages 20 to 29 I was suffering from urinary retention and now I am in age 30 I have a problem I cannot control the Urine?

Be checked soon...: By history, you apparently have an inherent history of bladder dysfunction, which should be under a close surveillance since its cure is very unlikely. To help understand how to handle voiding trouble, please take time to peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. To delve into LIfe Reality, go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...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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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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How do you know when urine retention has reached a critical stage and you should go to the ER?

How do you know when urine retention has reached a critical stage and you should go to the ER?

Fever & severe pain: Hello Frank I am sorry your experiencing urinary retention. If you are having fevers and severe pain I would say you should go to an urgent care clinic or ER. But you might wait a longer time in a ER than a urgent care clinic. If the retention is intermittent, meaning you can pass urine sometimes, you should your doc for long term treatment of your urinary retention. ...Read more

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