acute urinary retention
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acute urinary retentionA general term for an abrupt cessation of urinary flow, resulting in painful distension of the bladder.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, neuropathy, constipation, cystitis, urethritis, medications (e.g., anticholinergics, antidepressants, COX-2 inhibitors, amphetamines and opiates).
Urinary flow tests.
Bladder stones, detrusor muscle atrophy or hypertrophy, bladder diverticula, hydronephrosis.
Urinary catherisation, alpha blockers, 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, prostate resection.