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Disease or Condition — Ill-defined Conditions:
urinary retention

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Urinary retention is a condition in which a person is unable to completely empty their bladder. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including an obstruction in the urinary tract, an infection, or a neurological disorder. Symptoms of urinary retention include difficulty starting or stopping the flow of urine, a weak or slow urinary stream, and a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder. Treatment for urinary retention depends on the underlying cause and may include medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.

Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • anorexia
  • dysuria
  • fever
  • flank pain
  • nausea
  • suprapubic pain
  • urinary frequency
  • urinary incontinence
  • vague abdominal pain
  • vomiting
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • disorientation
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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