Dr. med. Dirk Manski

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Urinary Retention (Ischuria)

Definition of Urinary Retention

Urinary retention is lack of ability to empty the urinary bladder.

Differential Diagnosis of Urinary Retention

Causes of urinary retention: differential diagnosis of obstructive voiding symptoms and causes of urinary retention.
DD urinary retention
Diseases of the prostate Benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, bladder stones, bladder neck sclerosis, detrusor sphincter dyssynergia (DSD).
Diseases of the urethra Urethral strictures, urethral valves, female urethral cancer and male urethral cancer, foreign bodies, phimosis.
Diseases of the urinary bladder Neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction, drugs (anticholinergic drugs, neuroleptics), pelvic surgery, diabetes mellitus.

Diagnostic Workup in Urinary Retention

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