I'm having trouble urinating and it seemed to start after taking pain meds for a while
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.
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.
I have been having peeing problems while on tylenol 4 and 5/325 hydrocodone. I'm not on both at the same time and just recently switch from one to the other. My problem could be from my cancer but what helps me tremendously is to relax in a hot bath. Most of the time within 5 minutes I'm urinating.
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