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Related to urine retention: Urine incontinence
urine retentionThe 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.
the process of holding back or keeping in a position, such as persistence in the body of material normally excreted. See also retained.
renal retention cysts
these are acquired and result from scarring and obstruction of tubules in chronic renal disease.
accumulation of urine within the bladder because of inability to urinate.