Evaluation and Management of Postpartum Urinary Retention

Sukrant Mehta, Jennifer Anger

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Postpartum urinary retention (PUR) is a clinically significant problem for women after delivery. Despite the large body of literature that covers this topic, PUR is not a clearly defined or well understood condition. The aim of this review article is to provide a better understanding of the risk factors and pathophysiology that contribute to the development of PUR. We provide a framework with which to evaluate and manage PUR. Meticulous attention to bladder care combined with early detection are key elements in minimizing PUR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-263
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Bladder Dysfunction Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Intermittent catheterization (IC)
  • Post-void residual bladder volume (PVR)
  • Postpartum urinary retention (PUR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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