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I have a 16 year old son who cannot urinate for a drug test.

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I have a 16 year old son who cannot urinate for a drug test. He did produce a sample after 8 days of attempts by his councelor and the test was clean. A judge is holding him in a detention center until he produces a second clean test and then he can come home, but he cannot go. He says sometimes he feels like he can go but it just wont work. Any help or ideas would be great.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Family Physician replied 6 years ago.
Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done other than drinking some fluid, avoiding medications such as decongestants that can contribute to urinary retention.

The other thing that can help is relaxation techniques - meditation.

The other option, if the judge would agree, would be to have hair testing. This testing would detect any drug use over the last 90+ days.

Edited by FamilyPhysician on 2/7/2010 at 6:10 PM EST
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
he is taking risperadol would this be a problem
Expert:  Family Physician replied 6 years ago.
YES, can contribute to problems with urinary retention
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