Clinical Trials for Urinary Retention

The NIDDK conducts and supports clinical trials in many diseases and conditions, including urologic disease. The trials look to find new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease and improve quality of life.

What are clinical trials for urinary retention?

Clinical trials—and other types of clinical studies—are part of medical research and involve people like you. When you volunteer to take part in a clinical study, you help health care professionals and researchers learn more about disease, and improve health care for people in the future.

Researchers are studying many aspects of urinary retention, such as

  • improved understanding of the causes of urinary retention and identifying the causes earlier
  • new treatments for this condition
  • preventing urinary retention after surgery
  • strategies for improving catheter management

Find out if clinical studies are right for you.

Watch a video of NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers explaining the importance of participating in clinical trials.

What clinical studies for urinary retention are looking for participants?

You can view a filtered list of clinical studies on urinary retention that are open and recruiting at You can expand or narrow the list to include clinical studies from industry, universities, and individuals; however, the NIH does not review these studies and cannot ensure they are safe. Always talk with your health care professional before you participate in a clinical study.

Last Reviewed December 2019
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