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This is likely to be due to acute urinary retention. The bladder muscles have become somewhat lax as a result of being stretched for a long time when the bladder was full. This has resulted in the muscles losing the tone and being unable to contract and expel the urine.
Please go to the ER - you will need to be catherised. In many cases, catherisation and removing the urine just once is enough to help the bladder muscles regain their tone. But in some cases, retention can recur and then the catheter may need to be kept inserted for some time.
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Yes, a heating pad will also do. And exercise will really help - walking around helps the bladder muscles get stimulated.
Please avoid alcohol and coffee as much as possible.
A properly hydrated person should expel about half of the fluid intake. Fluid is also expelled with sweat, breathing, with stools etc.
Please do not take an extra water pill - it will not help. It will increase your urine output from the kidneys but since the bladder muscles are not working well, the extra urine will collect in the bladder making it worse.
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