Urinary retention | Symptom Checker
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What causes urinary retention? 4 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Benign Enlargement of Prostate

Benign enlargement of the prostate is a common condition in which your prostate gland swells beyond normal size.

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2

Urethral Stricture

Usually the urethra is wide enough for urine to flow freely through it. When it narrows, it can restrict urinary flow. This is known as a urethral stricture.

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3

Neurogenic Bladder

Your brain regulates urination, but sometimes the message that you need to urinate is not sent to your bladder. Read about causes and treatment options.

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4

Prostate Cancer Overview

Learn prostate cancer information, causes, symptoms and treatments.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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