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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is drug-induced urinary retention?

This is a condition where patients suffer from difficulty in urination after taking certain medications. Middle aged men with enlarged prostate are more prone to this condition.

Symptoms related to drug-induced urinary retention

  • Decrease in urine volume

  • Needing to pass urine again, despite just passing less than 2 hours ago

Questions your doctor may ask to check for drug-induced urinary retention

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose drug-induced urinary retention

  • Are you passing less urine?

  • Have you felt urge to pass urine again, within 2 hours after trip to the bathroom?

Treatment for drug-induced urinary retention

Symptoms should improve after stopping the culprit medication. In severe cases, a urine tube can be inserted to drain the urine.

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