sound RMA disturbing vital sign can often be worked up quickly with ultrasound… but not always  

foley 1 rmUse ultrasound to diagnose – and quickly remedy – this acute urinary retention

soundings 1 rmThoracic ultrasound can be life saving, but it shouldn’t be taken out of context

Image 1 RMYou’ve got a seemingly straightforward complaint. Should you reach for your Foley or your ultrasound probe?

Distended-BladderW RMNew patient is a 5-year-old male with a history of a circumcision three months ago for recurrent UTIs. His mom states he has been having intermittent generalized abdominal pain associated with dysuria and urinary urgency. Despite being potty trained since he was 3, he is now having urinary incontinence as well. There has been no fever or flank or back pain and he is otherwise healthy and not on any medications regularly. Mom states he sometimes starts crying from the pain.

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