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At Thanksgiving of this year my husband and I went over to a friends house to have a couple beer and socializing. A couple hours there and I was going to the bathroom on a regular basis (every 15-20 minutes.) Soon I was unable to leave the bathroom and when I did I could turn around and go right back. I told him we had to leave. As soon as I got back home I was on the toilet constantly. I figured I had a uti. Eventually I got to the point of straining to push the pee out. All night long I did this. On one episode of straining I had a BM and ended up with a fissure ( huge tear in opening of anus - inside)One of the worst nights of my life. The next day I went to the hospital where I gave a pee sample and it came back negative for infection. The doctor then went on my symptoms and prescribed an antibiotic for a week. After a week there was no more about the uti only the fissure. ( in another group dealing with that painful thing )About a month later we were invited out to hear a band we liked in the afternoon at a pub. We hadn't been out in a while so we accepted. Through the course of the afternoon I had about 5 beer and 3 water bottles (didn't want to be dehydrated because of my fissure). About 5 o'clock I started to feel the same symptoms as I had at Thanksgiving. I started to get scared. All my fears were confirmed when I was timing my trips to the bathroom. Soon I wasn't able to leave the bathroom but knew I had to cause they were ready to leave. I couldn't push the pee out this time because of my fissure. I held myself "down there" all the ride home. About 45 minutes. The pain was excruciating - burning, throbbing - all the sins of a uti again. I asked the driver to drop me off at the hospital. As well as the pain, my stomach looked like I was 4 months pregnant. Out to here! Long story short I had bladder retention. All I had drank never came out of me. After an hour of trying to give them a pee sample , it came back negative for infection. They drained my badder and I felt instant relief. I went home with a catheter for 3 days and after the 3rd day was able to pee. It hurt and still hurts a month after. Why is it the only 2 times that alcohol (beer) was involved did this happen to me? It seems too much of a coincidence for me. I looked up being allergic to alcohol and it talks about vomiting. I didn't do that. I'm scared to try my theory again in case it happens all over and I can't go through that again. If I have to quit drinking I will but I'd like to know what is causing this. I am on a waiting list for a urologist - I'm told I'm not a priority cause he deals with cancer patients. They say after a catheter it takes time to heal but then I'm hearing it's been too long. What is going on with me???
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