Inability to Urinate (cont.)
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What Symptoms May Be Associated With an Inability to Urinate?
With urinary retention, there is an inability to empty the bladder despite an urge to urinate. Some people have the following symptoms:
When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for an Inability to Urinate?
Call your health-care provider immediately if you have symptoms of acute urinary retention.
Urologists (doctors specialized in the urinary tract system) are most often involved in the care of patients with urinary retention. Internists, family physicians, and emergency-room physicians also frequently treat urinary retention.
What Specialists Treat Urinary Retention?
Urologists (doctors specialized in the urinary tract system) are most often involved in the care of patients with urinary retention. However, urogynecologists also treat women with urinary retention. Internists, family physicians, and emergency-room physicians also frequently treat urinary retention and will refer you to a urologist or urogynecologist if it is not improving.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/27/2016
Pamela I. Ellsworth, MD
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