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    Alcohol and UTIs

    Does alcohol make us Scis more susceptible to Uti? Four days ago I got extremely drunk. I dont drink too often. I self cathed twice that day which is the norm for me. I made sure my hands were clean and all. I drank alot of water that night also. The next day I felt fine, no hang over. Two days later I began to get fever and the chills. Today, which makes it four days since I got wasted, I was told by my urologist that I have a Uti. I use to catch Utis frequently until I started taking cranberry pills, Vitamin c pills, and multi vitamins. It makes me wonder if The Uti was caused by the alcohol. I really appreciate any and all feedback on this matter. Thanks.

    #2
    I'd have them all the time if so, and I rarely ever get one. It's possible the alcohol made you less careful when you did the cath though.
    Andrew

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      #3
      alcohol also DEHYDRATES your body
      drinnk water w/ your booze
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        #4
        Hi,

        I dont think there aer any major studies showing that alcohol increases your risk for UTI, though antecdotally I hear people say both that drinking alot of alcohol does them more UTI's and others that say drinking a beer daily helps them ward of uti's.

        So, again, everyone is different. If you find this repeatedly, I would avoid drinking alot of alcohol. Remember, drink lots of water after alcohol and everything in moderation is a good rule to live by!
        AAD
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Liz321 View Post
          alcohol also DEHYDRATES your body
          drinnk water w/ your booze
          good advice

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