oa South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Prolonged postpartum urinary retention : a case report and review of the literature - : case report

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0038-2329
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Postpartum urinary retention (PUR), which is defined as difficulty in emptying the bladder completely after delivery, may be clinically pronounced or silent. The incidence differs according to the definition. Although many risk factors for this disturbance are identified in the literature, every patient at risk does not necessarily present with PUR. There is no consensus in the literature regarding management.

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