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Dr. Michael Michaels
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Urinary Retention (Overview)

It is inability to urinate!


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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

Dr. Michael Michaels
203 Doctors shared insights

Urinary Retention (Overview)

It is inability to urinate!


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What are symptoms of acute urinary retention?

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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Urinary retention (Tip)

Be cautious regarding possible urinary retention when taking nasal decongestants. ...See more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Find out the type and cause of your UI and educate yourself
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Manage your intake of fluids; don't consume too much or too little
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Avoid caffeine and alcohol
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Classic signs of postoperative urinary retention?

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

Dr. William Harris Dr. Harris
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Urinary retention (Tip)

Urinary frequency and urgency are predictors of urge incontinence later in life. ...See 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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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

Dr. Shira Miller Dr. Miller
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Urinary retention (Tip)

Menopausal urinary incontinence can be treated with bioidentical estrogen (estradiol) replacement. ...See 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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Urinary retention (Tip)

16.6% of the adults in the U.S. Have oab: urinary frequency, urgency, & nighttime urination. ...See more

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How is urinary retention treated?

How is urinary retention treated?

Catheterization as: An emergency. Then cause must be treated. Antibiotics if due to infection. Medication or surgery if due to prostatic obstruction. Urethrotomy or urethroplasty if due to urethral stricture. Enema or stool disimpaction if due to constipation. Intermittent catheterization for neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Bladder suspension for prolapse. Valve resection for posterior or anterior urethral valves. ...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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Urinary retention (Tip)

Urinary incontinence occurs in 13 million americans, yet most are embarassed to tell their doctors. ...See 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?

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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What are the treatment options for Non Obstructive Urinary Retention? Is it completely cured?

See answer: Non-obstructive urinary retention is a complex disorder that can pose diagnostic and therapeutic problems to both the patient and treating urologist. Treatment options include: Behavioral techniques, self-catheterization, medications, and sacral neuromodulation. Published data cite success rates with sacral nerve stimulation approaching 80% with a catheterization-free rate of close to 50%. ...Read more

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Urinary retention (Tip)

Myth: a weak bladder is the most common cause of urinary incontinence. ...See more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of urine retention?

What's the best treatment to get rid of urine retention?

Depends: Treatment would depend on the cause of the retention. You probably need a urologic evaluation to diagnose the reason for the retention - that would then guide the treatment, which could be medical, surgical, physical therapy, intermittent catheterization, or some other means. ...Read more

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What are the risks of acute urinary retention?

What are the risks of acute urinary retention?

Pain, renal failure: If you have acute urinary retention, you can't urinate and it can lead to renal failure, not to mention it's very painful. ...Read more

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Urinary retention (Tip)

If you lose urine when you cough, sneeze or laugh; you have stress urinary incontinence. ...See more

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What are the odds of urinary retention taking bicalutimide right after green light surgery?

What are the odds of urinary retention taking bicalutimide right after green light surgery?

Not related...: Taking Bicalutamide is a part of total medical castration for prostate cancer control and has no negative impact to urination, especially after pvp, so its use and u-retention are not related.

If you wish to know more about prostate cancer, welcome to http://www. Formefirst. Com/freeinfoprostate. Html. ...Read more

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What's urinary retention?

What's urinary retention?

Inability to urinate: Or inability to fully empty bladder. Urine is retained. ...Read more

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Urinary retention (Tip)

Uncontrolled diabetes can affect the nerves controlling the bladder leading to urinary attention. ...See more

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What causes urinary retention?

What causes urinary retention?

Many causes: Recent surgery/anesthesia
bladder outlet obstruction
medications
neurologic disorders (multiple sclerosus, for example)
diabetes
infection. ...Read more

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How is urinary retention treated?

Catheterization as: An emergency. Then cause must be treated. Antibiotics if due to infection. Medication or surgery if due to prostatic obstruction. Urethrotomy or urethroplasty if due to urethral stricture. Enema or stool disimpaction if due to constipation. Intermittent catheterization for neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Bladder suspension for prolapse. Valve resection for posterior or anterior urethral valves. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Urinary retention (Tip)

Garlic extract has antibacterial benefits for the urinary tract and lowers cholesterol modestly! ...See more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What could cause urinary retention?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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