Consumer Privacy Notice

Visit the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Privacy Policy and St. Elizabeth Physician's Privacy Policy for details regarding the categories of personal information collected through St. Elizabeth website properties and the organizational purpose(s) for which the information will be used to improve your digital consumer/patient experience. We do not sell or rent personally-identifying information collected.

Urinary retention

Updated: 2024-05-21


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.