Hi, posted 2 weeks ago about being taken into hospital as my stomach had gone rock hard and it turned out not to be ascities but 4 litres of urine had backflowed up into my abdo. I am a cirhossis sufferer. The same happened last night, but thanks to a kind out of hours doctor and my next door neighbour being a chaperone I had 3 litres of urine drained by catheter and he has left me with a bag attached to my leg for the night. He and next door saved me having an ambulance and a stay in hospital. Again, he automatically thought ascities until I told him I have just had the same experience 2 weeks ago and I have just had a doppler scan, and that there was no abdo fluid detected. Has anyone else suffered with this bladder retention problem. I take duiretics but can go days without wanting to pass urine. I was told its dangerous when the urine goes upwards as it can damage your kidneys. Thanks for listening as I am getting tired of this happening, Draining as we speak - too much information!