Any ideas anyone, as the doctor I saw in A&E yesterday was flummoxed!
Staying at in-laws for the weekend, woke up yesterday morning, dying for a wee. Had to wait for a while because bathroom was in use. By the time I got in there, I couldn't actually pee even though I was bursting.
This has happened twice before to me, and both times I've ended up in hospital being catheterised. Same thing yesterday. A&E doctor said that it wasn't normal for a 33 yr-old fit, healthy woman to have urine retention. There was no infection in my urine when they finally got it out and tested it.
Apparently, they could hardly get the catheter in because the muscle was totally in spasm, which is presumably why I couldn't pee. Once they had emptied bladder and let me go home, I was OK again, and able to pee more or less normally for the rest of the day.
Last time it happened (5 years ago), I went to see urologist who told me there was nothing physically wrong with me, so it must be psychological.
Has this happened to anyone else?
I often find it quite difficult to get a 'flow going' if I've been holding on for too long. But very occasionally, it seems, the whole thing goes into spasm and that's it!
Of course, I had no end of 'taking the p1ss' jokes all day yesterday from husband and in-laws, so i don't need any more of those on here ;-)