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What could cause urinary retention?

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What could cause urinary retention?

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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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), urinary ...Read more


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What causes acute urinary retention postop?

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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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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Is bethanechol for urinary retention?

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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Can clomipramine cause urinary retention?

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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Can bethanechol be used for urinary retention?

Can bethanechol be used for urinary retention?

Yes: Bethanechol is used for urinary retention, including that caused by drugs (tca's, phenothiazine), & also for neurogenic bladder. Your doc will want to see you to determine cause so as not to overlook a treatable origin. ...Read more

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What is benefit of bethanechol for urinary retention?

What is benefit of bethanechol for urinary retention?

Helps you go: It can help empty your bladder when you are unable to. This is often used right after surgery/anesthesia until normal bladder function returns. It helps stimulate bladder muscle so you can empty your bladder. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in abdomen and urinary retention?

What could cause pain in abdomen and urinary retention?

Many things: If you are having these concerns you should see a provider and get a urine test at least. These are not normal symptoms. ...Read more

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Does l/5-s/1 nerve impingement cause urinary retention?

Does l/5-s/1 nerve impingement cause urinary retention?

Yes: The nerves from those levels of the spinal cord do control the bladders function. ...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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Can taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) result in urinary retention?

Can taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) result in urinary retention?

Not likely.: Urinary retention is not described as a side effect or adverse reaction to valacyclovir (valtrex). If you are experiencing urinary retention, please see your physician to look for all possible causes. The us food and drug administration constantly updates its database of adverse reactions at: http://www.Fda.Gov/medwatch. ...Read more

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How would I know whether I have incontinence or urinary retention?

How would I know whether I have incontinence or urinary retention?

Incontinence=wetting: Urinary retention = inability to urinate, or inability to fully empty bladder. A urolologist could help you with either or both problems. ...Read more

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Does urinary retention from cymbalta (duloxetine) go away and am I likely to gain a lot of weight?

Possibly: Cymbalta (duloxetine) usually does not cause urinary retention. If you are retaining urine, you need to see a urologist for an exam and they may need to do a test called urodynamics to figure out why you are retaining urine. ...Read more

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Did Flavoxate (200 mg) taken 3 time a day for week can cause chronic urinary retention in future? Thank You

Did Flavoxate (200 mg) taken 3 time a day for week can cause chronic urinary retention in future? Thank You

Here are some...: Flavoxate suppresses bladder muscle contaractability. In general, it is good idea to be checked out to see what the potential underlying causes for irritative voiding symptoms may be - so making sure of no bladder outlet obstruction by poor sphincter relaxation, stone, or stricture along the urethra; flavoxate is not good for these conditions. So, be evaluated timely... ...Read more

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Opiod pain meds for 5 days and urinary retention. Stopped 2 days ago, still experiencing. How long takes for urinary retention to go away?

Opiod pain meds for 5 days and urinary retention. Stopped 2 days ago, still experiencing. How long takes for urinary retention to go away?

Usually on the order: Of hours to at most several days. If it has been more than two days, particularly if you only used 5 days worth of opioids prior, and you still have urination issues, then you should review this with your doctor. There may be something else going on, that you don't want to miss. Remember constipation can also contribute to poor bladder emptying too. ...Read more

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