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What kind of treatment is available for urinary retention. On Fri Aug 15 14, when the nurse empty my bladder I had 200 ml in it before test was start?

What kind of treatment is available for urinary retention. On Fri Aug 15 14, when the nurse empty my bladder I had 200 ml in it before test was start?

See your Doc!: For urinary retention, there are medications that can help. The most important thing, though, is to determine why you are retaining urine. Is it a nerve problem related to your bulging disk? Do you have narrowing of the urethra? Do you have an anatomic issue related to your gastroschisis repair? Sometimes urethral dilation can help. Best to see your ob/gyn or urologist to know for sure. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Isn't there any treatment for urinary retention , who suffered from cauda equina syndrome but has a normal bladder with no problems? I am tired ?

Isn't there any treatment for urinary retention , who suffered from cauda equina syndrome but has a normal bladder with no problems? I am tired ?

Yes: Sometimes urinary retention is handled by self catheterization, and there are meds available to enhance bladder function.. The cauda equina issues clearly can affect the important bladder function nerves, and typically once healing ensues, bladder function may improve. See a urologist and develop an approach to improve your situation. ...Read more

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Is there any effective natural treatments and / or diets for bladder retention caused by enlarged prostate and a "lazy"bladder.?

Is there any effective natural treatments  and / or diets for bladder retention caused by enlarged prostate and a "lazy"bladder.?

LAZY BLADDER: Treatments are usually aimed at keeping infections away. This can be done with vitamin c and methanamine. This assumes there is no blockage still. Many people simply catheterize to empty the residual urine 2-3x/day. ...Read more

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What is a a natural remedy for nocturia and overactive bladder?

What is a  a natural remedy for nocturia and overactive bladder?

Avoid swelling: With aging, we make more urine at night while sleeping. Support hose can help. Elevate legs above level of heart for 20-30 mins in the evening. Avoid xs fluid intake a few hrs before bedtime. If using a water pill or diuretic, take it in the late afternoon rather than in the am. Treat sleep apnea, it makes nocturia worse. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural remedy for nocturia and overactive bladder?

Can there be a natural remedy for nocturia and overactive bladder?

Some claims: But nothing that has been shown to be effective in careful clinical trials. Start by seeing your pcp, gyn or a urogynecologist. ...Read more

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What is the best natural remedy to prevent fluid retention. I have ckd?

What is the best natural remedy to prevent fluid retention. I have ckd?

Low salt intake: Salt hold on to water. If you have ckd with no or minimal compromise in renal function; mrs dash salt substitutes is a good alternative to using sodium chloride ( salt). ...Read more

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Is bladder retention and ruptured disc related?

Is bladder retention and ruptured disc related?

Possibly: Possibly it depends on both the acuity an the location of the herniated disc. Spinal shock can cause urinary retention in the early stages of spinal injury. Low lumbar and sacral injuries can result in long term urinary retention. ...Read more

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Could I have urinary retention or a shy bladder?

Could I have urinary retention or a shy bladder?

Here are some ...: Yes, it may develop in few without obvious disorders of nerve system, but simply from inadequate relaxation and opening of urinary sphincter to coordinate the sequential contraction of bladder muscle (detrusor) so to maintain normal pressure inside bladder during peeing. This condition could be suspected by detailing voiding Hx as well as testing and following residual urine, etc. under medical Rx ...Read more

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Is linzess and dicyclomine can they be taken togerher and also cane dicyclomine help bladder retention also?

Is linzess and dicyclomine can they be taken togerher and also cane dicyclomine help bladder retention also?

Listen: dicyclomine won't likely help bladder retention, could even possibly worsen it. And it has no indication for such a problem. Dicyclomine can safely be taken with Linzess......unlikely to interact in any problematic way. Live Healthy. Happy New year. ...Read more

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Bladder retention,kidney function 100% not voiding for 3 days where is it going, because it is not coming out or backing up to my kidneys.

Bladder retention,kidney function 100% not voiding for 3 days where is it going, because it is not coming out or backing up to my kidneys.

See doctor: Not voiding for 3 days is a serious problem that needs immediate attention. Please see a a doctor Now. ...Read more

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Does baclofen work fast for bladder retention?

Does baclofen work fast for bladder retention?

It can: Baclofen is a skeletal muscle relaxant. If the retention is caused by non-relaxing pelvic floor muscles, then a muscle relaxant such as Baclofen can be very effective and can start to work within a few days. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have been born with a larger than normal bladder and then be mis-diagnosed with bladder retention ?

Is it possible to have been born with a larger than normal bladder and then be mis-diagnosed with bladder retention ?

No,: Although functional bladder capacity varies among people, they should be able to empty their bladder. Of no doubt, you have noticed progressive slowing urine flow resulting in having to stand closer ; closer to urinal and taking longer time to finish a peeing. Fact: people accept slowing flow comes with age and wouldn't seek attention until having enough personal inconvenience...So, listen to doc. ...Read more

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Bladder retention appeared when i began using Depakote in 1999. Never considered the cause--not listed side effect. Why continued when later listed?

Yes it is reported: There was a study of 27, 713 patients who were Depakote users and 93 people that is 0.34%had urinary retention. Urinary retention is reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How do lumbar disc herniations cause bladder retention?

How do lumbar disc herniations cause bladder retention?

Nerve impingement: If a disc herniation is severe enough, it can lead to neurologic issues because of nerve compressions. Therefore, a disc hernation can potentially lead to pain, change in bowel function, and change in bladder function - including urinary retention. ...Read more

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In what way can lumbar disc herniations cause bladder retention?

In what way can lumbar disc herniations cause bladder retention?

Cauda Equina : Syndrome when a disc in the lumbar region herniates and compresses the sac of nerves known as the thecal sac or even the end of the spinal cord known as the conus with enough pressure to cause the bladder not to function usually associated with numbness in the region where you would sit on a horse's saddle-saddle anesthesia. This is a true emergency and needs immediate evaluation and surgery. ...Read more

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How much urine should be in the bladder after voiding? Doing cic for chronic bladder retention and waiting on my follow up with urologist.

Ideally zero: Ideally one should empty the bladder completely with each void. We generally recommend cic at intervals sufficient to keep the post-void residual volume less than about 250 cc. Intervals range from once daily to every 4 hours, depending on post-void residual volume. ...Read more

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I am having the same problem. Have also had many kidney and UTI infections in the past. I alo have bladder retention and they can't figure out what is causing it.?

I am having the same problem. Have also had many kidney and UTI infections in the past. I alo have bladder retention and they can't figure out what is causing it.?

Need more info: You need expert opinion on voiding dysfunction. Urinary retention can be a risk factor for recurrent uti's. As for the reason why are you having urinary retention could be many. You gender would be helpful to me as well to give you a differential diagnosis. Sounds like you need to be seen by a urologist and you may need urodynamics. Good luck. ...Read more

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