For most children, the inability to urinate is caused by dehydration. Common causes of dehydration are not drinking enough fluids, diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. A child can also quickly become dehydrated in hot weather.
When a child is not dehydrated, the inability to urinate can be caused by:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||April 12, 2011|