acute urinary retention


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acute urinary retention

A general term for an abrupt cessation of urinary flow, resulting in painful distension of the bladder.

Aetiology
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, neuropathy, constipation, cystitis, urethritis, medications (e.g., anticholinergics, antidepressants, COX-2 inhibitors, amphetamines and opiates).
 
Diagnosis
Urinary flow tests.

Complications
Bladder stones, detrusor muscle atrophy or hypertrophy, bladder diverticula, hydronephrosis.

Management
Urinary catherisation, alpha blockers, 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, prostate resection.
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The major presenting feature was acute urinary retention requiring catheterization in 36 cases, while symtoms suggestive of inguinal hernia were present in 18 patients but on examination they had enlarged prostate with symptoms of frequency of micturation, nocturia, hesitancy, and dribbling of urine.
At the time of treatment, the men's prostate size ranged from 30-90 grams (the normal male prostate weighs 20-25 grams); all reported acute urinary retention.
Men who take both types of anticholinergics concomitantly and men who have benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) are at highest risk for developing acute urinary retention, which is considered a urologic emergency, said Dr.
The bonus was the same as in the finasteride study, namely a reduction in acute urinary retention events.
Acute urinary retention results in a sudden inability to urinate, accompanied by pain and discomfort.
Dutasteride reduced the risk of acute urinary retention, urinary tract infection, and the need for surgery to address benign prostatic hyperplasia.
The patient presented on the day following the fall with signs of acute urinary retention, and 500 mL of urine was drained after catheterization.
Using finasteride alone or combination therapy (but, surprisingly, not doxazosin) decreased the risk of acute urinary retention and the need for surgical intervention.
Proteinuria and renal function during and after acute urinary retention.
Attention to the common causes of acute urinary retention often will soon return voiding to normal, Dr.
Results of a four-year study involving 3,040 men have shown that those taking the drug finasteride (Proscar) for enlarged prostate glands reduced their risk of needing surgery or experiencing acute urinary retention by more than half.
An 85-year-old woman was admitted with acute urinary retention after accidentally pulling out her urinary catheter.

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