Psychogenic Urinary Retention: A case report

  • Giby Thariathu
  • Suhas Chandran
  • Reni Thomas
  • Vijaya Raman


Psychogenic urinary retention is a rare condition, though better described in adults it is rarely seen in children. Very little literature is available about its diagnosis and management. It often poses treatment challenges because of involvement of several psychological and social factors. We report a case of a 15-year old girl presented with five months duration of urinary retention, without improvement on medical management. On inpatient admission, psychosocial stressors were identified and child recovered from the symptoms when a pathway to resolve these stressors was facilitated.

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