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A 45-year-old female asked:

is lowered urine output a sign of water retention ?all my bloodwork ok but worried my fluid input is a lot higher than urine output.

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Dr. William Hurtado
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Intake-output: usually fluid intake matches urine output if you are not losing fluid in other ways like sweat, feces, hot temperatures(evaporation). Have you measure your daily intake and output if no please do so. weight assessment can also help as if you retain fluid your weight will increase.

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