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Urinary Retention in a young female.
An_191916 posted:
Hello, I am a 25 year old relatively healthy female. A year ago I was diagnosed with urinary retention after 2 UTIs within6 months. I have seen two urologist's who can't any cause for this. Urodynamics testing showed nothing out of the ordinary other than a disconnect between my brain and the nerves in my bladder, because of this I am usually carrying a residual of 3-400mls of urine on a good day but usually more. Flomax SID has not helped and am now on Bethanechol 25 mgs TID to see if this will make a difference. I also continue to get UTI's roughly every 6 months or so. I do not want to have to use intermittent cathederizaion for the rest of my life, any other suggestions on how to improve my situation since there doesn't seem to be any answers?
Other things I have tried is double voiding and trying to go on scheduled urine breaks but I usually cannot get myself to go.
Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello Anon_180576 and welcome.

I am sorry to hear about your issues with Urinary Retention . I know you say you've seen two urologists, but I would encourage you to continue seeking answers and get another opinion.

Have you seen a Gyno-urologist (a specialist who deals specifically with female urinary issues)? If not, that may be an option. Also if you have a large research or teaching hosptial in your area, they sometimes have broader experience with less common issues.

Keep us updated,


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