Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. Acute urinary retention needs urgent medical attention and your bladder may need to be emptied using a urinary catheter , which is a long soft tube. See your doctor right away or go to the Emergency Department if you cannot urinate at all or you are in pain in your lower tummy or urinary tract area.
Urinary Retention - Urinary Retention Causes and Symptoms
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For most of your adult life, peeing is delightfully simple. You feel the need to go, you find a place to go and then — ahhh! The inability to empty your bladder completely, called urinary retention, can result from:.
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