What Is Urinary Retention?
Urinary retention is the inability to empty the bladder. People with this condition are unable to urinate or they feel frequent urges but only urinate small amounts.
Urinary Retention SymptomsYou may be suffering from urinary retention if:
You experience difficulty starting to urinate
Frequent Small Voids
You urinate only a small amount, often resulting in frequent trips to the restroom
Slow Urine Stream
You need to strain when urinating and have a slow urine stream
You experience lower abdominal bloating or discomfort
Your journey to find the urinary retention treatment solution that works for you
1CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR
- Discuss your symptoms
- Start a baseline bladder diary
- Undergo recommended diagnostic tests
- Discuss treatment options
- Behavioral management
- Alpha-blocker medications (for men with prostate enlargement)
- Sacral Neuromodulation
- Clean intermittent self-catheterization
- Surgical intervention
Urinary Retention Patient Care Pathway
Your doctor and his or her clinical team will follow a patient care pathway, which is a roadmap of the different treatment options available to you. The pathway starts with conservative treatments and then moves on to the advanced urinary retention therapies.
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What Is Sacral Neuromodulation?
Sacral Neuromodulation is a therapy that provides gentle stimulation to the nerves that communicate between the brain and the bladder and bowel. This advanced therapy helps restore normal communication, which can result in symptom improvement.
Hear From the Experts
Rebecca McCrery, MD, FPMRS
Generally, urinary retention symptoms progress over time. It usually starts as more of a slower stream, and then the patients will get a diagnosis at some point of the fact that they’re not emptying their bladder well. Treatment wise, there’s not a lot of options for urinary retention, especially when it comes to urinary retention in women. Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy is a treatment we use quite a bit if a patient is not getting the results they are looking for with catheter use.
There is a solution for you.
The good news is that there are urinary retention treatment options for controlling your symptoms. Axonics Therapy is an advanced solution to treat your urinary retention symptoms. This therapy is a clinically proven solution to help people regain normal bladder control function.1LEARN MORE ABOUT AXONICS THERAPY
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1. Pezzella A, McCrery R, Lane F, et al. Two-year outcomes of the ARTISAN-SNM study for the treatment of urinary urgency incontinence using the Axonics rechargeable sacral neuromodulation system. Neurourol Urodyn. 2021;40(2):714-721. doi:10.1002/nau.24615