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Prolonged postpartum urinary retention: A case report and review of the literature

Aslı Yarcı Gursoy, Mine Kiseli, Semih Tangal, Gamze Sinem Caglar, Ahmet Hakan Haliloglu, Sevim Dincer Cengiz

Abstract


Postpartum urinary retention (PUR), which is defined as difficulty in emptying the bladder completely after delivery, may be clinically pronounced or silent. The incidence differs according to the definition. Although many risk factors for this disturbance are identified in the literature, every patient at risk does not necessarily present with PUR. There is no consensus in the literature regarding management. 


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Aslı Yarcı Gursoy, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University, Konya Yolu, Balgat, Ankara, Turkey

Mine Kiseli, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University, Konya Yolu, Balgat, Ankara, Turkey

Semih Tangal, Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University, Konya Yolu, Balgat, Ankara, Turkey

Gamze Sinem Caglar, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University, Konya Yolu, Balgat, Ankara, Turkey

Ahmet Hakan Haliloglu, Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University, Konya Yolu, Balgat, Ankara, Turkey

Sevim Dincer Cengiz, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University, Konya Yolu, Balgat, Ankara, Turkey

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Keywords

Postpartum; Urinary retention; Prolonged

Cite this article

South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015;21(2):48-49. DOI:10.7196/sajog.844

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-01-25
Date published: 2015-12-14

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