urine retention


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urine retention

The inability to urinate voluntarily or to empty a full bladder. Urine retention affects predominantly males because of the frequency with which enlargement of the PROSTATE GLAND causes obstruction to the outflow of urine. The condition can also be caused by disorder of the neurological control of the bladder function. There is constant discomfort or pain in the lower abdomen and a swelling above the pubis. Emergency treatment involves passage of a CATHETER or drainage of the bladder by way of a CANNULA passed through the wall of the abdomen. The cause of the obstruction must then be removed.
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The authors note that after treatment of pain with hydromorphone, the patient developed new-onset urine retention that did not respond to ?1-blockers and required intermittent urinary catheterization.
There was no significant difference in postoperative urine retention between the two groups: 5/32 (15.6%) patients in the TST group and 3/30 (10.0%) patients in the TST + HIV group, which were higher than 22/240 (9.17%) patients reported in another study [1].
Conclusion: Post-operative pain, analgesia, total cost, hospital staying time, nausea and vomiting have been significantly reduced by local anesthesia infiltration compared to non-infiltrated groups while spinal anesthesia had a higher rate in post-operative urine retention, headache and hypotension compared to local anesthesia with sedation and general anesthesia.
* Self-reported number of times treated for strictures, bladder stones, bleeding, false passage, urine retention, or other complication since start of current catheter.
When side effects were evaluated; postoperative nausea-vomiting was observed in two subjects in both groups, urine retention was observed in one subject of ropivacaine group and arrhythmia was observed in one subject of bupivacaine group.
The adverse effects in the two studies mentioned were temporarily self-catheterisation infections of the urinary tract and temporary urine retention.
The FDA said amphetamine causes irregular heartbeat, confusion, urine retention and painful urination, hyperthermia, hyperreflexia, muscle pain, severe agitation, rapid breathing, and tremor.
Al-Habib said the second surgery involved a 31-year-old patient who also complained of severe weakness in his feet, besides suffering from urine retention. Medical examinations showed that he, too, had a tumor in his spinal cord.
* urine retention, when the muscles holding in the urine do not get the message that they should let go
Detrusor hypocontractility or failure occurs when the bladder fails to contract enough to expel urine and this occurs following damage to the bladder wall secondary to over-distension which can occur with urine retention (Colpman, 2010).