Urinary retention is a condition in which your bladder doesnt empty completely even if its full and you often feel like you really have to urinate. There are two forms of urinary retention — acute and chronic. Urinary retention affects both men and women, but it occurs more often in men, especially as they get older.
What does it mean if you cant feel yourself peeing?
Pre-existing medical conditions, such as an enlarged prostate or a neurogenic bladder from nerve damage, can lead to an involuntary retention of urine. A blockage in the passage of urine or weakened bladder muscles can prevent the bladder from emptying completely.
What causes difficulty peeing?
Urinary retention (inability to urinate) may be caused by nerve disease, spinal cord injury, prostate enlargement, infection, surgery, medication, bladder stone, constipation, cystocele, rectocele, or urethral stricture. Symptoms include discomfort and pain. Treatment depends upon the cause of urinary retention.
Is it bad if I havent peed all day?
If you dont empty your bladder often enough, or go a couple of days without emptying it all the way, it can result in a urinary tract infection (UTI). If you hold your pee as a matter of habit, your bladder can start to atrophy. Over time, you may develop incontinence.
When should I be concerned about not peeing?
You should also speak to your doctor if youre peeing too infrequently, or feel like your bladder isnt fully emptying even when you urinate, especially if youre an older male. Other symptoms that merit a call to your doctor are: fever and back pain.
What to do if child is not urinating?
What to DoCall the doctor if your child has pain while peeing or cant pee.Follow the doctors treatment instructions.Encourage drinking lots of water and other caffeine-free liquids.Give acetaminophen or ibuprofen as needed for discomfort.