I have recently been having problems urinating when I drink alcohol. If I drink say 6-12 beers, everything is fine the 1st couple of times i urinate, then after that it slows tremendoulsy and almost stops completely at times and I have to strain to finish,next morning everything seems to be fine and can go as normal. Can't figure this one out. I had never had problems like this before, but I had an auto accident in March 05 and had some fractured vertebrae and other nicks and bruises , and had to take Hyrocodone for my pain and other anti-inflamatory meds. I was told that the medicine might be causing it, so my injuries have healed enough that I have been completely off of all meds for the past 3 weeks, but the problem is still there. Was also told that lots of sodas can cause problems, well I've not had but 4-5 in the past 3 months, only sweet tea or milk. Any advice?
Problems urinating can be caused by infection - which can be evaluated via a urinalysis and possible urine culture.
It is also possible that nerve damage from the accident may have led to urinary problems.
If you are male, prostate enlargement is a common cause of problems urinating. A rectal exam can be done to evaluate the size of the prostate. If large, various medication options can be tried to shrink the prostate.
These options can be discussed with your personal physician or in conjunction with a urologist.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.