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Are some people more prone to getting urinary retention?
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Older men, in particular, can develop obstruction of the urethra by an enlarged prostate gland.
Patients with certain neurologic conditions can also have problems with urinary retention. People with tumors can have compression of the ureters or urethra which may produce an obstruction of the flow of urine. Rarely a large kidney stone may cause urinary retention.

In brief: Yes
Older men, in particular, can develop obstruction of the urethra by an enlarged prostate gland.
Patients with certain neurologic conditions can also have problems with urinary retention. People with tumors can have compression of the ureters or urethra which may produce an obstruction of the flow of urine. Rarely a large kidney stone may cause urinary retention.
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