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What is bladder retention?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
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In brief: Retention of urine.

Urinary retention is the inability of the bladder to empty properly.
This can be due to a variety of reasons, generally categorized as either the inability for the bladder to contract and expel urine, or due to an obstruction. Failure to expel can be due to diabetes, neurologic problems, of failure of the detrusor muscle. Obstruction can be due to prostate, stricture, or stones.

In brief: Retention of urine.

Urinary retention is the inability of the bladder to empty properly.
This can be due to a variety of reasons, generally categorized as either the inability for the bladder to contract and expel urine, or due to an obstruction. Failure to expel can be due to diabetes, neurologic problems, of failure of the detrusor muscle. Obstruction can be due to prostate, stricture, or stones.
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Dr. Arash Rahi
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Inability to urinate

It is inability to urinate which can be caused either due to an obstruction in the urethra (the tube that takes urine from the bladder to the outside world) or due to the bladder being unable to contract and squeeze the urine out.
This can be evaluated by a urologist or a urogynecologist and via a test called uroflowmetry to assess bladder pressure. A cystourethrascopy may also be useful!

In brief: Inability to urinate

It is inability to urinate which can be caused either due to an obstruction in the urethra (the tube that takes urine from the bladder to the outside world) or due to the bladder being unable to contract and squeeze the urine out.
This can be evaluated by a urologist or a urogynecologist and via a test called uroflowmetry to assess bladder pressure. A cystourethrascopy may also be useful!
Dr. Arash Rahi
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