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Inability to Urinate

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What treatment have you received for urinary retention? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: cody, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 15

I had shoulder surgery and had general anesthesia and a block for the arm. Next day I could not urinate. I had to be catheterized at the emergency room. They said to keep it in for 2 days but the small portable bag had to be emptied every 2 hours and my wife had to do it. I decided that 24 hours was long enough to solve the urinary retention problem and went to my doctor, who took it out and prescribed Flomax. He warned me that I could still need a catheter. I felt better and then that night I couldn't sleep because I could only produce a few drops of urine every hour.

Comment from: Frankie, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 15

Post-surgery for my shoulder I could not empty bladder. I got a catheter at the emergency room and then had my doctor remove it 27 hours later, and he prescribed Flomax. Now the problem of urinary retention is back again. I couldn't sleep all night. I have had no prostate problems before this. I wonder how long this could last.

Comment from: Doris, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 19

He has water retention, cannot urinate, and was told his organs are failing.

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Negro, C.L., and G.H. Muir. "Chronic urinary retention in men: how we define it, and how does it affect treatment outcome." BJU Int 110.11 Dec. 2012: 1590-1594.

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