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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

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Dr. Michael Michaels
187 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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Living with an Enlarged Prostate (Tip)

Living with an Enlarged Prostate

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: neither too much nor too little
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Watch what you drink: avoid caffeine and alcohol. Stop smoking
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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

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Bladder problems (Tip)

Bladder problems

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

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Bladder problems (Tip)

Bladder problems

Menopausal urinary incontinence can be treated with bioidentical estrogen (estradiol) replacement. ...See more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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), ...Read more