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Is urinary retention dangerous or damaging to the kidneys?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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