What is it?

Bladder obstruction is the blockage of urine flow out of the bladder, hereby causing urine to accumulate in the bladder. It can cause urine flowing back toward the kidneys and cause swelling and other damage to one or both of your kidneys.

What are the symptoms?

The onset can be slow and progressive or quick and acute:

  • Fever.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Swelling, tenderness in kidneys.
  • A change in your urinary habits can indicate a blockage in your ureters.
  • Difficulty passing urine.
  • A slowed stream, sometimes described as a “dribble”.
  • A frequent urge to urinate, especially at night (nocturia).
  • The feeling that your bladder isn’t empty.
  • Decreased urine output.
  • Blood in your urine.

What to expect?

If you are diagnosed with a bladder obstruction you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor after the initial treatment:

  • Was there a specific cause found for the obstruction?

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