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Suffer from urine retention. Doing self catheterization. Dark urine. Severe belching. Why?

I have been ill 4 days now. Before Christmas I was admitted to hospital suffering urine retention I have had many of tests and camera op but still no answer of what the cause is. I currently self catherterise. The last few days my urine has been very dark do took test to doctors were blood was found and sent if to labs and started me on a course if antibiotics. Thing I forgot to add to doctor is that I am continually belching and today feel much discomfort which is trapped wind. Can't be food that I have eaten as not eaten since coming down ill. Could all this be connected ? Thanks mark
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,

You have mentioned that you have suffered from urinary retention.
The cause of urine retention has to be found out.
Urine retention can occur due to many causes like:
1. Uretheral obstruction due to external, or internal mass.
2. Urinary bladder causes - neurogenis, or muscular

A complete examination of rinary tract and / or bladder urine outflow studies need to be done.
Dark colored urine occurs in many conditions like blood in urine, enzyme deficiency (alkaptunuria, phenylketonuria).
Regarding your second problem, of belching, I would like to add that derranged renal functions is associated with recurrent and intractable hiccups.
Are you sure that you are having recurrent belching and not hiccups?
If you are having recurrent belching, it may be due ti indeigestion and / or gastritis.
You need to consult your doctor for clinical examination, relevant investigations to know the cause of urinary obstruction and recurrent belching.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal

Answered: Sun, 14 Jul 2013
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