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Decreased Urination

Alternate Names : Oliguria, Decreased Urine Production

Decreased Urination | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

Treatment is directed at the cause. A person who is dehydrated is given fluids. Fluids can be given through an intravenous line if the person is unable to drink. An intravenous line is a thin tube that is inserted through a person's skin and into a vein, usually in the hand or forearm.

Someone with an infection may be given antibiotics.

A person with a tumor or prostate enlargement may need surgery.

A person with kidney failure usually needs a kidney transplant or dialysis.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

Side effects depend on the treatments used. Antibiotics may cause an allergic reaction or stomach upset. Any surgery carries a risk of bleeding or infection. Dialysis has many risks, including salt imbalances, infection, and death.

What happens after treatment for the condition?

Treatment usually cures a person with dehydration. An individual with kidney failure often needs lifelong dialysis.

How is the condition monitored?

The amount of urine output can be monitored closely if needed. Other monitoring is related to the cause. For example, a person with diabetes needs frequent blood tests to monitor blood sugar levels.

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Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Melissa Sanders, PharmD
Date Reviewed: 06/07/01

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