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What medication can cause urinary retention (difficulty peeing) as a side effect?

What medication can cause urinary retention (difficulty peeing) as a side effect?

Many types: There are many types of medications that can potentiate retention. The most common are decongestants such as Sudafed, which can increase urinary sphincter tone. Antihistamines, taken for allergies, may cause less bladder contractility. Anticholinergic preparations, taken for overactive bladder symptoms (urgency/frequency) can also make it more difficult to empty the bladder. ...Read more

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I am 25 y.o. & am having urinary retention. I have WBC in the urine, no bacteria, the rest of my UA is WNL. No pain/burning, no urgency or frequency. No new medications. Able to start a stream spontaneously but unable to void much and must bear down very

I am 25 y.o. & am having urinary retention. I have WBC in the urine, no bacteria, the rest of my UA is WNL. No pain/burning, no urgency or frequency. No new medications. Able to start a stream spontaneously but unable to void much and must bear down very

Get checked: You need to see your clinician for an evaluation and treatment plan. Maybe you have a bladder stone, maybe there is bladder muscle function problems, maybe its medication that you are taking. And there are many other possible causes. Do get checked. Thankfully, you are not having any other problems from it yet. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about urinary retention?

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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When should you see a dr about urinary retention?

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?

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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Can you tell me how anesthesia causes urinary retention?

Urinary retention: Some part of nervous system Sympathetic is suppress and parasympathetic become active. So imbalance of control develope ...Read more

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Can clomipramine cause urinary retention?

Yes: Clomipramine has anticholinergic side effects which can lead to urinary retention. Other side effects include dry mouth, blurry vision, constipation and cognitive dulling. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause urinary retention?

Rarely: Severe stool impaction can cause urinary retention especially in chidren. A large hard bolus of stool can compress thethra ; even push up the bladder neck. Such patients usually need a manual stool disimpaction followed by vigorous enemas ; should consult with a gastroenterologist if they have not previously done so. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause urinary retention?

Can constipation cause urinary retention?

Yes: Sometimes there is enough stool in the colon and the bowel becomes enlarged enough so that it can mechanically obstruct the outflow of the urinary tract/bladder. Work to keep stool soft and formed with generous daily water intake, dietary fiber and exercise:) ...Read more

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Must I call my doctor if I have acute urinary retention?

Go to ER: If you can't urinate, go to er or your urologists office immediately. For more: @thepeedoc www. Peedoc. Com. ...Read more

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Does ocean spray cran-apple help with urinary retention?

Does ocean spray cran-apple help with urinary retention?

No: Cranberry changes the ph so that there is less chances for an infection in the urinary tract. ...Read more

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Could chronic urinary retention lead to a urinary tract infection?

Could chronic urinary retention lead to a urinary tract infection?

Yes: Bacteria can grow efficiently inside the bladder if the bladder is not completely emptied on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have chronic urinary retention can it lead to a urinary tract infection?

Yes it can: Important part of eliminating bacteria & preventing bladder infections is complete bladder emptying thus depriving bacteria of nourishment & eliminating ability to continually reproduce. Thus bacteria are able to reproduce, have time to attatch to bladder lining & feed in presence of urinary retention & thus have a suitable environment to encourage UTIs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have chronic urinary retention can it lead to a urinary tract infection?

Yes it can: Important part of eliminating bacteria & preventing bladder infections is complete bladder emptying thus depriving bacteria of nourishment & eliminating ability to continually reproduce. Thus bacteria are able to reproduce, have time to attatch to bladder lining & feed in presence of urinary retention & thus have a suitable environment to encourage UTIs. ...Read more

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What could cause suddenly urinary retention in a 16 year old female? Could constipation or uti?

What could cause suddenly urinary retention in a 16 year old female? Could constipation or uti?

Medication reaction: Acute urinary retention in a teenager is most often a drug effect. Constipation or UTI would more likely cause urgency, frequency or dribbling. Inability to urinate at all should be dealt with immediately and handled by a qualified specialist. ...Read more

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How can you treat chronic organic poatstroke anxiety and depression if the patient suffers from urinary retention?

How can you treat chronic organic poatstroke anxiety and depression if the patient suffers from urinary retention?

Anxiety & Depression: Need to be treated by learning strategies to manage those conditions. A clinical psychologist can be helpful w/that. A urologist can help w/the urine retention. The doc can use several methods, e.g., a catheter or teach the person to self-cath when needing to urinate. Peace and good health. Get together a plan of action and work on each part of the situation. Progress in any area helps. ...Read more

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What causes urinary retention in woman & how does a doctor diagnose and treat it? Uti test negative. Releases every 10-12 hrs only

What causes urinary retention in woman & how does a doctor diagnose and treat it? Uti test negative. Releases every 10-12 hrs only

Many possibilities: There many possibilities for incomplete voiding in a female. Urethral stenosis (narrowing of the urethra) is a common one. See a urologist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I always get 1+ result for occult blood on urinalysis? I had severe acute urinary retention post op 4 yrs ago. Could it be related?

Why do I always get 1+ result for occult blood on urinalysis? I had severe acute urinary retention post op 4 yrs ago. Could it be related?

1+ blood in urine: Could be but you need to find out why as it is a sign of something bad going on. What does your Dr. Say? . Acute urinary retention at your age is very unusual. What was the cause? ...Read more

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Acute urinary retention, one day I have extreme difficulty urinating with decreased output, day after I can urinate normally. What's wrong? Scared.

Acute urinary retention, one day I have extreme difficulty urinating with decreased output, day after I can urinate normally. What's wrong? Scared.

See below: Causes of acute urinary retention (AUR) are numerous and can be classified as obstructive, infectious and inflammatory, pharmacologic, neurologic, or other. Thoughcommon in aging males, AUR not common in young, otherwise healthy males. In this age group, prostatitis, fecal impaction, and drugs (alcohol, narcotics, recreational, prescription, or OTC decongestants/antihistamines) most common causes ...Read more

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Can weed, being an anticholinergic, cause urinary retention? I smoke daily and ever since I've started that habbit I've found it really hard to pee

Can weed, being an anticholinergic, cause urinary retention? I smoke daily and ever since I've started that habbit I've found it really hard to pee

Get off it!: Weed may be legal in some places, but that does not mean that it is not harmful to your health. If it is affecting the nerve supply to your bladder, imagine what it is doing to your brain. Not a good idea to be stoned. ...Read more

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Had Foley put in for urinary retention after my tlh. Nothing done to find cause. Gyn is treating me for this. Is gyn capable or should I see urology?

Wait: It is possible you went in retention after your hysterectomy as a side effect of narcotic pain medication. I am just saying a possibility. Talk to the gynecologist. Chances are he or she will remove the catheter and give you a trial voiding. It does not sound serious. ...Read more

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I currently have a Foley due to urinary retention following a tlh. The urine in the bag looks pink? Some irritation, void challenge on tues. Am anemic

I currently have a Foley due to urinary retention following a tlh. The urine in the bag looks pink? Some irritation, void challenge on tues. Am anemic

Call your Dr: It might be from irritation, or could be infection, or a problem. You can try forcing fluids for 4-6 hrs (as in at least 1 liter/hr) and see if it lightens / resolves. Otherwise, should contact your dr (via answering service / page) to ask if ok to wait until tues (if infection & recent post-op, might not be). ...Read more

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What can cause urinary retention in the a.M? Very difficult to urinate even w/ a full bladder, and takes several minutes 2 evacuate, no other symptoms.

What can cause urinary retention in the a.M? Very difficult to urinate even w/ a full bladder, and takes several minutes 2 evacuate, no other symptoms.

Bladder outlet issue: It is not unusual to have issues emptying your bladder when it is most full, due to overstretching. Recommend discussing this with your physician as an enlarged prostate can also play a role. There are several options to help alleviate the problem once diagnosed, depending on the factors causing it. ...Read more

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Urologist believes urinary retention might be due to one of my meds or supplements. Any idea who, I can go to that would know enough about all to tell?

See answer: There are many causes of urinary retention in women, broadly categorized as infective, pharmacological, neurological, anatomical, myopathic and functional. Within these categories, diabetes, stroke, constipation, bladder prolapse and medications being among the most common causes. Albuterol may definitely be a factor; Celexa (citalopram) less likely. Recommend you discuss with the md who precribes these meds. ...Read more

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Urinary retention? Took an ultram, having now trouble peeing.

Urinary retention? Took an ultram, having now trouble peeing.

Possibly: Ultram does not usually lead to urinary retention although it is possible that any pain medication can cause difficulty with urination. Your difficulty with urination may also be from the combination of the ultram and the medical condition itself that you have that led you to take the ultram in the first place. If having problems, see your urologist for a bladder ultrasound to evaluate retention. ...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?

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 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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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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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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