What Should We Know About Urinary Retention?

What should we know about urinary retention?

If you have urinary retention, you are unable to completely empty your bladder. This short article will tell about its types, symptoms, and causes.


  • Acute (It may threaten people’s lives)
  • Chronic (You usually aren’t aware of it until you are diagnosed with urinary incontinence or urinary tract infection)



  • Unable to pee
  • Discomfort in the lower abdomen
  • Urgent and painful urge to pass urine


  • Weak stream of urine
  • Still feel the urge to pee after urination
  • Have difficulty forming a urine stream
  • Frequent need to pee


  • Nerve problems. If your nerves controlling the sphincters and bladder are damaged, your brain can’t receive the signal that your bladder needs emptying.
  • A blocked urethra. This may be caused by conditions such as urinary tract stones, rectocele, and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
  • Bladder muscles becoming weak. Weakened bladder muscles fail to empty the bladder completely.
    Medications. Some medicines may keep nerve signals from getting to the bladder and prostate.



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