Acute Urinary Retention in Women

GENERAL INFORMATION:

What is acute urinary retention? Acute urinary retention (AUR) is when your bladder is full, but you cannot urinate. This condition happens suddenly, gets worse quickly, and lasts a short time.

What causes AUR?

What are the signs and symptoms of AUR?

How is AUR diagnosed? Your healthcare provider will ask about your health history and the medicines you take. He will press or tap on your lower abdomen. You may need any of the following tests:

How is AUR treated?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

When should I seek immediate care or call 911?

CARE AGREEMENT:

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your caregivers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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