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Why urinary retention and faecal retention cause confusion?


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  • 2 months later...

A syndromic classification doesn't explain he underlying causes for the observation though. I don't know if general visceral afferent stimulation from bladder bowel is enough to cause global confusion but it may be enough in the elderly? There may be an infective or secondary component to the retention, eg. Severe faecal impaction, urosepsis, also exacerbations of comorbid conditions or medications need to be considered too.

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