Urinary retention is the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder. The patient may be unable to start urination naturally or if able to start, finds it difficult to empty the bladder fully.
Symptoms of Urinary Retention
Many symptoms can reveal the presence of UTI, including:
Causes for Urinary Retention
There are two types the obstructive and non-obstructive. If there is an obstruction like kidney stone urine does not flow freely through the urinary tract. Non-obstructive caused can include weak bladder muscle and nerve problems. They can also be due to stroke, vaginal childbirth, pelvic injury, due to medication or accidents, injuries or diseases.
What are the treatments?
There are several treatment option including artificial bladder control therapy. The other types of treatments include self catheterisation, behavioural techniques and medications.