Saturday, 10 November 2007

Another risk of binge drinking: Exploding bladders

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Ladies, if you're planning on tying one on this weekend, don't drink too much. Besides the same old risks associated with binge drinking--impaired judgement, destroyed brain cells, a wicked hangover, etc--you're at risk for another problem: you might rupture your bladder.

According to reports, several woman have recently ruptured their bladders as a result of alcohol abuse. The condition is rare, but serious -- if urine leaks into the abdominal cavity, it can cause an infection that could be fatal.

Why is this happening? It's believed that because alcohol numbs sensation, these women didn't quite realize that they had to empty their bladders. Ugh. Sounds awful ... and awfully embarrassing.

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