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Remedies For Chronic Urine Retention
Is chronic urinary retention common in classic eds? What treatment is best if intermittent chateterization doesn't work because of pain/irritation?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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