Treatments for urinary retention are tailored to the cause of urinary retention. In situations where urinary retention is caused by an obstruction, the obstruction will be removed, which may involve urethral dilation and stents. If pelvic prolapse is the issue, urinary retention will be resolved after returning the prolapsed organs to their appropriate location. For neurogenic problems, medications like Urecholine will help to squeeze the urine from the bladder better. InterStim may also be recommended for women with urge incontinence, fecal incontinence or neurogenic bladders. This sacral nerve modulation involves placing electrodes on the sacrum and stimulating the nerves that go to the bladder and anus.
If you believe you are experiencing chronic urinary retention, you should seek treatment to avoid serious health concerns. At Coyle Institute, our experienced urogynecologists routinely treat urinary retention and can help you on your way to enjoying a better quality of life. Contact us today at 850-637-8258 to schedule your appointment.