Urinating should be one of your body’s most natural functions, so you’re bound to be frustrated when you can’t go. Read on to find out what may be causing the trouble.
For most of your adult life, peeing is delightfully simple. You feel the need to go, you find a place to go and then — ahhh! — sweet relief.
So when you feel like you need to go, only to find you can’t, it naturally feels like cause for concern. The inability to empty your bladder completely, called urinary retention, can result from:
- Nerve problems
- Weakened bladder muscles
- Obstruction of the urethra
- Urinary tract infections
Urinary retention can be caused by a problem with the nerves that control your bladder. This can happen as a result of diabetes, stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain or spinal cord infections or injuries, or pelvic injury.