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Possible cause An enlarged prostate gland may be blocking the urethra (the tube carrying urine from the bladder to the outside of the body). This is particularly likely if you are over 55.

action You may be admitted to hospital so that your bladder can be emptied by means of a catheter. If your prostate gland is enlarged, you may need drug treatment or a prostatectomy (opposite).

EMERGENCY!

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Possible cause and action You may have damaged the nerves controlling your bladder. Once in hospital, your bladder will be emptied by means of a catheter, and tests such as MRI (p.41) will be arranged to help diagnose the cause and determine the appropriate treatment.

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Possible cause and action Certain drugs, such as some antidepressants, can cause an inability to pass urine. You may be admitted to hospital so that your bladder can be emptied by means of a catheter. Your doctor may be able to prescribe an alternative drug.

Do you sometimes wet the bed but have normal bladder control during the day?

Are you o

ver 55?

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