Treatment of the cause, e.g., urinary tract infection, vaginal infection, menopause, pain, swelling, inflammation, constipation, piles.
Acute retention of urine is treated by inserting a fine catheter (latex or silastic tube) into the bladder to drain the urine into a urine bag to rest the bladder for a few days.
After the removal of the catheter you will be encouraged to pass urine regularly and a bladder scan would be performed to check that you are able to void well.
Post operation complications for stress incontinence of urine can be corrected within 1-2 weeks after surgery, e.g., by loosening the tape in TVT or TVT O.
Different bladder regimes would be taught for chronic retention of urine.