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My grandpa is 71, everytime he drinks beer he can't urinate abd has to go to hospital and have cathiders put in. No doc has been able to telk us why.?
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Obstructive uropathy
Most likely he has an obstruction to the urinary flow by an enlarged prostate or something obstructing the urinary flow like stones or scar tissue in the urethra.
Every time he drinks beer the bladder will fill up ( diuretic effect) but because he cannot urinate the urine does not come out. He needs to be followed by an urologist. There are pills that may help but it is likely he will need surgery.

In brief: Obstructive uropathy
Most likely he has an obstruction to the urinary flow by an enlarged prostate or something obstructing the urinary flow like stones or scar tissue in the urethra.
Every time he drinks beer the bladder will fill up ( diuretic effect) but because he cannot urinate the urine does not come out. He needs to be followed by an urologist. There are pills that may help but it is likely he will need surgery.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Bladder gets full
With beer, a person makes a lot of urine quickly.
Beer/alcohol can make people less sensitive to discomfort and so he may be letting his bladder get too full before he tries to empty. The bladder can't generate it's maximal pressure if it is overfilled and so can't overcome the resistance of hi prostate and then he can't void.

In brief: Bladder gets full
With beer, a person makes a lot of urine quickly.
Beer/alcohol can make people less sensitive to discomfort and so he may be letting his bladder get too full before he tries to empty. The bladder can't generate it's maximal pressure if it is overfilled and so can't overcome the resistance of hi prostate and then he can't void.
Dr. Phillip Porch
Dr. Phillip Porch
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Dr. George Klauber
Sounds like he needs a prostatectomy
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