10 doctors weighed in:
Is it possible for urinary retention be treated without a catheter?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
May be possible depending on the cause.

In brief: It depends
May be possible depending on the cause.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends upon cause
Also if acute(sudden onset) or chronic(long standing).
Enemas can relieve retention if due to stool impaction. Surgery can correct problem if due to obstruction, i.e. cystocele, enlarged prostate etc.. Acute retention not due to constipation requires catheterisation or placement of supra-pubic drainage tube. Some chronic cases respond to":neuro-modulation". Discuss with urologist/ uro-gynecologist

In brief: Depends upon cause
Also if acute(sudden onset) or chronic(long standing).
Enemas can relieve retention if due to stool impaction. Surgery can correct problem if due to obstruction, i.e. cystocele, enlarged prostate etc.. Acute retention not due to constipation requires catheterisation or placement of supra-pubic drainage tube. Some chronic cases respond to":neuro-modulation". Discuss with urologist/ uro-gynecologist
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Interstim therapy, pelvic floor therapy, stopping meds that may be causing the problem.

In brief: Yes
Interstim therapy, pelvic floor therapy, stopping meds that may be causing the problem.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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Dr. Robert Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sometimes
Urinary retention is usually due to nerve dysfunction and if you are neurologically intact, there is a treatment that may help.
Sacral neuromodulation (Interstim) has helped thousands of people with this problem so see a specialist.

In brief: Sometimes
Urinary retention is usually due to nerve dysfunction and if you are neurologically intact, there is a treatment that may help.
Sacral neuromodulation (Interstim) has helped thousands of people with this problem so see a specialist.
Dr. Robert Harris
Dr. Robert Harris
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