Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Unable to Urinate Evaluation

The evaluation of urinary retention begins with a history and physical exam, including a pelvic exam in females.

Physical findings in someone with urinary retention may include:

Tests that may be used to evaluate urinary retention include:

Additional tests that may be used to evaluate urinary retention in men include:

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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