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.
- Intermittent catheterization (IC)
- Post-void residual bladder volume (PVR)
- Postpartum urinary retention (PUR)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology