Urinary retention



Trouble urinating and emptying the bladder all the way.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a healthcare professional right away if:

  • Not able to urinate.
  • Severe discomfort, pain or swelling in lower belly.

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a healthcare professional if:

  • Urinating more than eight times a day.
  • Weak or interrupted urine stream.
  • Feeling a need to urinate after finishing urination.
  • Feeling of not emptying bladder completely.