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My daughter is Handicapped she is not going to the toilet

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My daughter is Handicapped she is not going to the toilet I've had some trimethoprim of the doctor but it hasn't worked can you suggest something else thank you
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 7 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

What is her age?

Does she had urinary retention?

Since how long she has these symptoms of discomfort/not going for urination?

Any pain in abdomen?

Waiting for your reply…

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
My daughter is 55 but mentally a baby she is not urinating very much at all she can't talk and wairs napkins she started with the Simtons last Thursday she's had a corse of trimethoprim but they have'nt worked
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 7 months ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for replying back.

The symptoms your daughter is having is medically called as urinary retention.The main causes of this are:

  • For women – one of the common causes of difficultly in urination is an anterior prolapse / bladder prolapse which can distort the urethra and restrict the flow of urine.
  • Obstruction to the flow of urine through the urethra
  • Weak bladder muscle
  • Nerve damage from diabetes, stroke, or spinal cord injuries
  • Blockages, such as a stone or growth

A pelvic exam will be done to check for blockages.She needs to be evaluated by urologist and following tests are recommended:

She may need to be catheterize & prescribed with antibiotics and other medications accordingly.So my best advise for her is to make an urgent appointment with urologist to have these tests done so as to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.

Hope this helped.

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If there is anything else that you would like to know.I am happy to address your follow-up questions. Please use the REPLY BUTTON to reply back to me

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 7 months ago.

Hi,

Just checking in to see how things are going.Had your daughter consulted the urologist?

Do you need further assistance?Is there anything else that you would like to know?

Please use the REPLY BUTTON to reply back to me.I am happy to hep you.

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh