Urinary Retention and Trial Without Catheter Service

Urinary Retention

This guide provides simple information about the management of catheter related problems the urology service are contacted about daily. PDF iconCatheter troubleshooting guide NBT 2019.pdf

Common causes of urinary retention in women

  • pelvic prolapse
  • post surgery
  • pelvic masses
  • constipation
  • neurological
  • drugs - antidepressants, nasal decongestants, anaesthetic

PDF iconFemale urinary retention pathway.pdf

Common causes of urinary retention on men

  • Urological
    • benign prostatic enlargement
    • prostate malignancy
    • urethral stricture
    • haematuria
    • prostatic abscess
  • Non-urological
    • recent surgery (anaesthetic/mobility related)
    • constipation
    • drugs - antidepressants, nasal decongestants, anaesthetic

PDF iconMale urinary retention pathway.pdf

Trial Without Catheter (TWOC)

FileFemale TWOC referral form.docx

FileMale TWOC referral form.docx