A Cause of Recurrent Urinary Retention in Pregnancy; Retroverted Uterus: Case Report

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Sevim M., Aras B., Kabay Ş.

grand journal urology, vol.1, no.1, pp.30-32, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5222/gju.2021.65375
  • Journal Name: grand journal urology
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-32
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


Acute urinary retention is one of the most common situations encountered in urological emergencies. It is more frequently seen in older men. Acute urinary retention in pregnant women is a rare condition but it may cause abortus, preterm labor and rarely uterine ischemia. It is very difficult to reveal the causes of acute urinary retention in pregnant women. One of them is acute urinary retention due to retroverted uterus which is observed in 11% of pregnant women. In this case, we discussed a young pregnant patient who presented to our outpatient clinic with complaints of recurrent urinary retention due to retroverted uterus.