difficulty passing urine; can be particularly troublesome in older men with an enlarged prostate.
Critical medical emergency associated with benign prostate enlargement; quantities of urine back up into the bladder causing damage to the bladder and kidneys. Sometimes fatal if not treated immediately.
urine retained in the bladder; usually relating to the inability to pass urine despite the urge to do so
the accumulation of urine in the bladder and inability of the bladder to empty itself
Unable to empty the bladder
inability to void urine.
holding urine in the urinary bladder; "he has a problem with urinary retention"
An abnormal increase in the amount of urine in the bladder often secondary to lack of a stimulus to urinate.
Quantities of urine backing up in the bladder which can cause bladder and kidney damage.
Inability to completely empty the bladder
the inability to empty the bladder.
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The inability to evacuate urine.
the inability to urinate.
Involuntary accumulation of excessive urine in the bladder.
A condition in which urine cannot pass out of the bladder because the urethra is blocked by an enlarged prostate.
Condition in which urine is kept in the bladder instead of being eliminated; acute urinary retention occurs suddenly and the patient cannot urinate at all
Failure to empty the bladder totally.
Urinary retention also known as ischuria is a lack of ability to urinate. It is a common complication of benign prostatic hypertrophy (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), although anticholinergics may also play a role, and requires a catheter. Various medications (e.g. some antidepressants) and recreational use of amphetamines are notorious for this.