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What are some common treatments for blocked urine flow?

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Treatments for a blocked urine flow aim to relieve the underlying cause of the blockage and may include hormone treatment, removal of stones or surgery, according to the Merck Manual Consumer Version. If the patient has cancer of the prostate, the doctor may use hormone therapy to decrease swelling.

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If the doctor is unable to restore urine flow due to the blockage, it is sometimes necessary to drain the urine using a tube inserted through the patient’s back into the bladder, reports the Merck Manual Consumer Version. Urethral stents are soft plastic tubes the doctor inserts to connect the kidneys and bladder. Patients with urinary tract infections receive treatment for the infection.

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