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Acute urinary retention in early pregnancy: how far should the investigation go?

Author(s): Chukwudi O. Okorie

Journal: Urogynaecologia International Journal
ISSN 1121-3086

Volume: 26;
Issue: 1;
Start page: e5;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: acute urinary retention | urinary retention in pregnancy | idiopathic urinary retention | female urinary retention.

Acute urinary retention in early pregnancy is a rare but serious problem. In most cases a causative factor can be identified. In the absence of a readily identifiable causative factor following basic investigation, the further diagnostic and treatment approach can be a challenge, as there are no defined guidelines. A case of acute urinary retention in early pregnancy with no readily identifiable cause managed by patient self-intermittent catheterization on outpatient basis is hereby reported.
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