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Does urine retention usually cause many symptoms?
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Dr. Cindy Mosbrucker
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Retention can be partial or complete.
Obviously if one cannot void at all the bladder can only stretch so far until it becomes very painful. When someone can empty partially but leave more than 100 cc behind, then frequency of voids increases along with the risk of uti. The cause should be found- most older women have a fallen bladder, and younger ones can have spasms in the pelvic floor muscles.

In brief: Yes
Retention can be partial or complete.
Obviously if one cannot void at all the bladder can only stretch so far until it becomes very painful. When someone can empty partially but leave more than 100 cc behind, then frequency of voids increases along with the risk of uti. The cause should be found- most older women have a fallen bladder, and younger ones can have spasms in the pelvic floor muscles.
Dr. Cindy Mosbrucker
Dr. Cindy Mosbrucker
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Agree with Dr C.M.
It can also cause overflow incontinence where leakage occurs because the bladder is always full.
Overtime the bladder can dilate further and become non functional or even rupture.

In brief: Agree with Dr C.M.
It can also cause overflow incontinence where leakage occurs because the bladder is always full.
Overtime the bladder can dilate further and become non functional or even rupture.
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not always
Sometimes it leads to symptoms of frequency, urgency, pressure or frequent infections.
In severe cases, it can lead to kidney failure, with absolutely no symptoms.

In brief: Not always
Sometimes it leads to symptoms of frequency, urgency, pressure or frequent infections.
In severe cases, it can lead to kidney failure, with absolutely no symptoms.
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. James Lin
Urology
In brief: Here are some ...
The variety & degree of u-symptoms from urinary retention vary widely chiefly depending on its pace of development; the faster, the more, and the worse.
Its development is a process of lifelong making and displays its Sx along its course of full spectrum. Besides, if its related side effect such as bacterial UTI kicks in, its related symptoms would be serious and even fulminating...

In brief: Here are some ...
The variety & degree of u-symptoms from urinary retention vary widely chiefly depending on its pace of development; the faster, the more, and the worse.
Its development is a process of lifelong making and displays its Sx along its course of full spectrum. Besides, if its related side effect such as bacterial UTI kicks in, its related symptoms would be serious and even fulminating...
Dr. James Lin
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