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Urinary Retention

Urinary Retention Causes

Urinary retention can be caused by an obstructed urinary tract. It can also be caused by nerve problems interfering signals of the brain and bladder. Sometimes, weak bladder muscle also causes the condition. Other causes would include nerve disease, injury of the spinal cord, vaginal childbirth, infections of involving the brain and the spinal cord, diabetes, stroke, accidents injuring the brain and or the spinal cord, multiple sclerosis, heavy metal poisoning, trauma in the pelvic or injury, prostate enlargement, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, infection, surgery, medication like antihistamines and chlorpheniramine. cystocele and rectocele, constipation, urethral stricture

Urinary Retention Definition

Urinary retention is the opposite of urinary inconstinence or the inability of a person to empty his bladder. It's because the patient will have problem starting to urinate or completely emptying the bladder. Anyone can suffer from urinary retention but mostly men who are in their fifties.

Urinary Retention Diagnosis

Physicians will perform a number of laboratory tests to accurately diagnose the condition. Medical history are also taken with complete physical examination are also done. Urine sample are taken for the tests. Bladder scan may also be necessary, cystoscopy, X Ray and CT scan, blood test, prostate fluid sample, and urodynamic tests.

Urinary Retention Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms for mild urinary retention can include discomfort and pain. The patient will feel the need to urinate but they can't resulting to a bloated lower belly. The flow is also weak and could not feel complete satisfaction.

Urinary Retention Treatment

Treatment for urinary retention will include catheterization, medication and surgery may also be necessary

Drugs used for treatment of Urinary Retention


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