Urinary Retention Treatment in Orange County, CA
Southland Urology is a urology clinic in orange county that provides comprehensive urinary retention treatment.
Urinary retention is a condition in which the bladder is unable to completely empty, leading to the accumulation of urine. This can cause discomfort, pain, and an increased risk of urinary tract infections. Urinary retention can be caused by a variety of factors, including an enlarged prostate, nerve damage, and certain medications.
If you are experiencing symptoms of urinary retention, such as difficulty starting or stopping urination, a weak urine stream, or the need to strain to empty your bladder, it is important to seek medical attention. Southland Urology has a team of experienced urologists in orange county who can diagnose the underlying cause of your symptoms and provide a personalized treatment plan.
Call our urology clinic at (714) 870-5970 to schedule an appointment. With the right diagnosis and treatment, it is possible to manage this condition and improve your quality of life. Don't let urinary retention impact your daily activities - reach out to Southland Urology today to learn more about your options.
What is Urinary Retention
Urinary retention is defined as the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder. You may be unable to start urination, or if you are able to start, you can’t fully empty your bladder.
Does This Sound Familiar?
- Difficulty starting to urinate
- Difficulty fully emptying the bladder
- Weak dribble or stream of urine
- Loss of small amounts of urine during the day
- Inability to feel when bladder is full
- Increased abdominal pressure
- Lack of urge to urinate
- Strained efforts to push urine out of the bladder
- Frequent urination
- Nocturia (waking up more than two times at night to urinate)
Why Is This Happening?
There are two general types of urinary retention: obstructive and non-obstructive. If there is an obstruction (for example, kidney stones), urine cannot flow freely through the urinary tract. Non-obstructive causes include a weak bladder muscle and nerve problems that interfere with signals between the brain and the bladder. If the nerves aren’t working properly, the brain may not get the message that the bladder is full.
Some of the most common causes of non-obstructive urinary retention are:
- Vaginal childbirth
- Pelvic injury or trauma
- Impaired muscle or nerve function due to medication or anesthesia
- Accidents that injure the brain or spinal cord
Obstructive retention may result from:
- Kidney or bladder stones
- Enlarged prostate (BPH) in men
Please note: InterStim™ is not indicated for Obstructive Retention
Treat Yourself to Less Worry
Urinary retention is a treatable condition. Don’t be afraid to speak up about your symptoms and how they affect your daily life. This will help your doctor find the right treatment for you.
Schedule an appointment for Urinary Retention Treatment in Orange County, CA
The board-certified urologists at Southland Urology will provide comprehensive treatment for your urinary retention symptoms. Call (714) 870-5970 today to schedule an appointment, or submit a request online using our secure form.