Urinary Retention

J&B Medical Insurance offers a number of different urological supplies for individuals with urinary retention. Urinary retention can be life-debilitating if left untreated, and there are a number of causes for the condition. If you require incontinence supplies for symptoms of urinary retention, please review our short guide below to learn more about this treatable urological condition:

What is it?

  • Urinary retention is the inability to empty the bladder
  • Sometimes you may be able to urinate, but may have trouble getting started or emptying your bladder all the way
  • You may feel the urge to urinate and attempt it often with little success
  • You may still feel like you have to go, even if you already finished urinating
  • The incomplete emptying of the bladder can cause bacteria and infections

The average adult bladder can hold over 2 cups of urine!

Why does it happen?

  • Anyone can experience urinary retention
  • Urinary retention in men is most commonly caused by an enlarged prostate, which blocks or slows the flow of urine out of the bladder
  • Other causes
    • Cystocele
    • Rectocele
    • Weak Bladder Muscles
    • Nerve Damage

Other types of Urinary Incontinence:

For additional information on Urinary Retention, you can visit these websites:
aafp.org(American Academy of Family Physicians)

Urinary Retention.”National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 29 June 2012.


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