Finding the cause of the prostate attack
Hi Ron, I recently discovered what causes my prostate to shut off the flow of urine, forcing me to save a trip to the emergency room by self cathing with the speedy cath.
Mine is caused by large intakes of liquid in a short period of time. That seems to overwhelm things and suddenly I just can't go.
A few times it has been beer, making me suspicious of an afternoon in the tavern with friends. But last week I discovered plain old water has the exact same effect.
I had an appointment for an ultra sound to check for urine retention. This involved drinking 48 ounces of water in a short time. After the first part of the ultra sound I was sent to the toilet to void for the second part of the test.
Despite the feeling of being full and needing to pee, the best I could do was to release about a single ounce. I knew I was in trouble.
Long story short, I returned home, inserted the catheter and drained off the other 47 ounces of water. Hopefully this might help others in similar circumstances. It's not the beer guys, it's just to much liquid in a short time.
Yes that can be a problem as can different food intakes that you react to. Read more about that here: Personal Testing
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