HomeAnswersUrologyurinary retentionSince evening I have been unable to urinate despite drinking adequate water. Why?

Why am I not able to urinate from today evening even after drinking lots of water?


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Answered by

Dr. Raja Ramesh

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At October 2, 2017
Reviewed AtJune 28, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 28 year old woman, who weighs about 110 pounds, and I am 5.6 feet tall. I did not urinate today from 4 PM, even after drinking plenty of water. My stomach is also paining. Can you please give me some tips for this?

Answered by Dr. Raja Ramesh


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Sudden retention of urine in a female may be due to infection. A rare cause is Fowler's syndrome. Give hot fomentation in the lower abdomen below the umbilicus. If you feel like you need to pass urine, go to the toilet and open the tap. Let the cold water touch your feet. It is one of the methods to relieve retention. If everything fails, then you may need catheterization by a doctor.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Raja Ramesh
Dr. Raja Ramesh


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