Could I be drinking too much water if I am retaining water?

Salt a bigger issue. If you have normal kidney function, your kidneys can discard excessive fluids you might drink. The bigger issue for water retention is salt intake which makes you retain additional water through hormonal actions and lead to retention.

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Does drinking too much water cause water retention?

Yes. but most likely will give you water intoxication if the amount of water ingested is out of proportion of body's needs. Can be dangerous if taken to extremes. Ingesting too much sodium will lead to water retention. Read more...

Can me drinking too much water a day/ I am 19, a girl, 5'3 and drink about 5-6l per day lead to extreme water retention (like 11kg)?

Unlikely to happen. Your kidneys (if normal) will dilute the urine enough to eliminate as much extra water as you take in/day.If your kidneys are bad or you are taking medications that lead to decreased urine production that could lead to fluid retention. It is most likely that the excess 11k you think you carry has less to do with water & more to do with food. Read more...
Yes. You should drink if you are thirsty and not force lots of water. Excess water can cause low sodium, swelling and be very dangerous. Read more...