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retention

1. Pathol the abnormal holding within the body of urine, faeces, etc., that are normally excreted
2. Commerce a sum of money owed to a contractor but not paid for an agreed period as a safeguard against any faults found in the work carried out
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retention

1. The withholding of a portion (usually 10%) of a periodic payment to a contractor, by prior agreement, for work completed. The retention is held in escrow for a stipulated time period after the acceptance of the completed work by the architect and owner/payee.
2. The amount of preservative, fire-retardant salt, resin, etc., retained by treated or impregnated wood.
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Retention of urine needs to be excluded in patients presenting with urinary incontinence.
It could lead to urination elsewhere in the house or retention of urine, which can have detrimental effects on your cat's health.
of Cases Haematuria 3 Dysuria 12 Incontinence 12 Retention of Urine 6 Table 12.
Symptoms found in elderly male patients were attributed to prostatism such as difficulty in micturition, increased frequency of micturition, dribbling of retention overflow, retention of urine, urgency in micturition, and other associated symptoms (such as fever, burning micturition, evidence of uremia as loss of appetite, headache, nausea, and vomiting) were also carefully noted.
On careful vaginal examination, urethral opening was found normal with mild swelling and bladder was completely filled and was present beneath the accumulated mass leading to retention of urine. Further vagina was non patent and was not having any passage communicating with rest tubular genitalia.
This report claims that for years 'hundreds' of men who have been catheterised for retention of urine have been lost to follow up, have suffered unnecessary pain from infection and blocked catheters, and have been denied essential prostatic operation for a year.
The management of retention of urine is by passing a catheter to drain the bladder and relieve the symptoms of obstruction the subsequent and definite management thereafter is not standardized.
One (1%) of the patients developed post-operative retention of urine. All the patients were stone- free after the procedure.
Conclusion: Common urinary problems in pregnancy are urinary tract infections, acute renal failure, nephrolithisis, and acute retention of urine. Common symptoms are frequency of micturition, stress incontinence and voiding difficulties.
Chronic retention of urine and non-functioning kidney secondary to a large congenital bladder diverticulum in an adult is extremely rare.
This retention of urine in the bladder allows the relevant minerals and salts involved in the formation of stones to precipitate out of the pet's urine.
Combination Therapy: Tamsulosin 0.4 mg and dutasteride 0.5 mg is used in combination therapy has advantage of it reduces IPSS score, prostate volume, increases the urinary flow rate, decreases the rate of acute retention of urine and prostatic surgery.