What are the most common causes of acute urinary retention in women?
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Acute urinary retention (AUR) is associated with a wide variety of medical conditions that can be classified as postpartum, postoperative, gynecological, urological, neurological, rectal, or psychiatric. Common etiologies outside the postoperative and postpartum periods include detrusor failure without other abnormalities, psychogenic urinary retention, and neurologic urinary retention (SOR: C, case series).
Evidence Based Practice 16(5): 06-07.