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Title: What causes urinary retention?

What causes urinary retention?
  • Urinary retention can be attributed to two causes
    either obstruction or non-obstruction.
  • If there is an obstruction (for example, bladder
    or kidney stones), a blockage occurs and urine
    cannot flow unimpeded through your urinary track.
    This is the basis for acute urinary retention and
    is potentially life threatening. You must seek
    immediate emergency treatment.

Symptoms of urinary retention differ according to
whether youre suffering from Acute or Chronic
Urinary Retention
  • Common causes of non-obstructive urinary
    retention are
  • Stroke
  • Vaginal childbirth
  • Pelvic injury or trauma
  • Nerve disease in both men and women
  • Impaired muscle or nerve function due to
    medication or anaesthesia
  • Accidents that injure the brain or spinal cord

How is urinary retention diagnosed?
  • For acute urinary retention, the signs are often
    obvious. For example, you will be extremely
    uncomfortable, unable to pass urine and have a
    distended bladder. For chronic urinary retentions
    the diagnosis may only come after your doctor
    performs a series of tests. This is because some
    of the symptoms are shared with other conditions
    related to the bladder and urinary tract.

Best Treatment of Frequent or urgent urination
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