Urinary retention in adults: diagnosis and initial management.

@article{Selius2008UrinaryRI,
  title={Urinary retention in adults: diagnosis and initial management.},
  author={Brian A Selius and Rajesh Subedi},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2008},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={
          643-50
        }
}
Urinary retention is the inability to voluntarily void urine. This condition can be acute or chronic. Causes of urinary retention are numerous and can be classified as obstructive, infectious and inflammatory, pharmacologic, neurologic, or other. The most common cause of urinary retention is benign prostatic hyperplasia. Other common causes include prostatitis, cystitis, urethritis, and vulvovaginitis; receiving medications in the anticholinergic and alphaadrenergic agonist classes; and… CONTINUE READING

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