Urinary Retention

After an incomplete bladder emptying, an uncomfortable sensation to urinate occurs, resulting from urinary retention. This can cause pain in the lower abdomen and a burning sensation while trying to urinate in acute conditions. Urinary obstruction due to stones, strictures, urethral inflammation, prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, vulvovaginitis, etc., can cause urine retention. Medications, pelvic muscle strengthening exercises, bladder training, catheterization, and urethral stents are available treatment modalities.

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I want to know whether my urinary problems can be cured. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, Since the last 20 days, I am having urinary problems. My symptoms are poor urine stream, less volume of urine, the frequency of urination is more if I drink more fluids, urinary retention, pain in the area which is near the left side of the penis, and post void dribbling. My doctor to...  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before a month, how was your urinary flow? If there is a sudden decrease in the flow then get an x-ray KUB (kidney, urethra, and bladder), including the penile urethra, as kidney stone may be missed in an ultrasound. Also, share the urine analysis report. I suggest y...  Read Full »

I have urinary retention even after delivery. What is wrong with me?

Query: Hello doctor, I had urinary retention during pregnancy, so I had a catheter for a week, and I had problems throughout. I gave birth five weeks ago, but whenever I go to the toilet, I still feel like I need to go again. And sometimes, I do not get the normal sensation to urinate, and I have to press ...  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your urinary problems. By the history, it seems you have hypocontractile detrusor, as you do not get the sensation to urinate. And even after urination, there is a significant amount of residual urine. You must have undergone uroflowmetry and uro...  Read Full »

How is interstitial cystitis treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking this inquiry on behalf of my niece. She suffers from a bladder condition called interstitial cystitis. She suffers from retention, urgency, and frequency even after taking numerous tests and medicines. It has affected her life severely. She has this problem for two years and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You did not mention whether she has done a cystoscopy. For getting the definitive diagnosis of interstitial cystitis, a cystoscopy is mandatory. You can treat this condition by taking Amitriptyline. I cannot predict whether it will work for yo...  Read Full »

Is it good to take Olanzapine for depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting treatment for anxiety, depression, OCD, and untreated childhood ADHD. Currently, I am taking Serta 100 and Zapiz 0.5. I took Olanzapine for four months. Now I stopped taking it slowly due to daytime sleepiness. I am grateful to have these medicines as it has changed my life. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation and you are doing good. You have depression at present. You are taking one of the good medication for your depression. You must continue your medication. You should try to follow these guidelines to deal with your depression. It will be h...  Read Full »

What causes problem with urine retention?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having urine retention issues. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Weak flow, prolonged urination, incomplete emptying of the bladder, and waking up at night to pass urine are symptoms of an enlarged prostate or prostatic obstruction. After the age of 50 years prostate start to enlarge in size and causing the above-mentioned symp...  Read Full »

Why do I get heart pain when I get an urge to pass urine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old. I feel heart pain at midnight or in the early morning when I wake up. This pain releases when I pass urine. For urine retention and enlarged bladder (my USG detected 500 ml), I am under medication, Silidosin, and Urotone. In the morning, sometimes I feel like ejacul...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I checked out your reports and prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see vitamin D deficiency. Kindly share more details. Do you ejaculate morning or during sleep? Is there any itching or allergy? Are you talking about nocturnal emi...  Read Full »

Can you provide a second opinion for prostate operation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 74 year old male. 15 days ago, I have had high fever (103 degrees F) with shivering. The actual problem started before 20 days and I was unable to pass urine for three days. I was admitted to hospital due to fever and then discharged after five days of stay. I guess, It was found ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, the prostate gland is enlarged and weighing more than 100 g. You also have other comorbidities like ischemic bowel disease and diabetes. At this juncture, I would suggest you tabl...  Read Full »

Can blood in urine occur due to the irritation of catheter tip on the bladder?

Query: Hello doctor, I went into total urinary retention on March 14. I attended an ER and a foley's catheter was fitted, and I was advised that I had a slightly enlarged prostate (BHP). A week later, I was prescribed Tamsulosin 400 mcg. On March 26, the catheter was removed, but I went into retention ag...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Coming to your query, I will answer first your questions step by step. For you doubt regarding, could the tip of the catheter be grating at the bladder wall and causing bleeding. Yes, but chances are minute and the amount of blood is also less. You can say sometimes cl...  Read Full »

Is it possible to have changes in cystoscopy result due to prolonged foley catheter usage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on a foley catheter since two. COVID prohibited the procedure at that time. I am having a cystoscopy on the 18th of this month. If all is well, will my bladder be too weak since it has been on the foley for so long? Foley has been a pain and I am on Xarelto and Plavix w...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Coming back to your query, you need to answer some of my questions first. When the catheter was put how much urine came in the first 15 minutes (did your bag get filled fully, half or what)? Were you on a floral Finastride combination before you were put on a cathet...  Read Full »

Drinking lots of water but not urinating. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I drank a good amount of water (five to six bottles), but I only peed like 6 or 7 times. Three of those times barely, almost none, came out. I woke up this morning having the urge to pee, and when I did it, I still feel like I could have peed a lot more. I went out this morning and came ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Arun R Kaushik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, the amount of urine passed is not proportional to the water consumption. The body can absorb water from the urine in the kidneys. Hence, the amount of urine is monitored by the body using hormones. Because of the urge and the pressure application you are having t...  Read Full »

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