I'm having trouble urinating and it seemed to start after taking pain meds for a while
3 Dec 2011
Yes, for example oxycodone has that side effect and it is a severe one and one must seek for immediate medical attention.
It would help to know what pain med you are on so we can check if difficulty urinating is a side effect of your medication.
3 Dec 2011
Yes lphillips, pain meds DO cause urinary retention. Every person is different with some having no effect to the opposite end of the spectrum. It is directly proportional to the strength of the medication, i.e, fentanyl which is a very potent narcotic analgesic causes me to have severe urinary retention. I have only had it in surgery but I have always had to be catheterized each time I received it... anyway I hope this answers your question effectively.
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