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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



Medications (including anticholinergics, antidepressants, COX-2 inhibitors, amphetamines, and opioids)

Diagnosis and treatment may require a catheter or prostatic stent.

urinary_retention.txt · Last modified: 2016/02/09 13:13 (external edit)