What Causes Incomplete Emptying of the Bladder?
Urinary retention, or incomplete emptying of the bladder, can occur with a variety of medical conditions. Interference with nerve control of the bladder and structural abnormalities of the bladder or nearby organs can lead to incomplete bladder emptying. Urinary retention may cause discomfort and incontinence and can be complicated by conditions such as bladder stones and infections. Determining the cause of incomplete bladder emptying guides appropriate medical treatment to improve or restore bladder function.