retention

retention

Urinary retention, also known as ischuria, is an inability to completely empty the bladder. It is a common complication of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), though it can also be caused by: Nerve dysfunction Tethered spinal cord syndrome Constipation Infection Medications (including anticholinergics, antidepressants, COX-2 inhibitors, amphetamines, and opioids) Diagnosis and treatment may require a catheter or prostatic stent.

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