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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello Dr. I have an interesting and somewhat embarassing problme
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Hi... so I recently got a new job
User :   and have to perform a Urine drug test
User :   I normally have no problem urinating in public... but have had much difficulty urinating for doctors and for drug tests in the past
User :   i have done some research and it seems that I have what is called Paruresis
User :   allthough a mild case
User :   anyway... I went to take my drug test and could not provide a sample after 3 tries
Doctor :   ok
User :   and they told me that they would have to mark my test as 'refused test'
User :   anyway... my employer is allowing me to take another test
User :   but i am extremely afraid that I will not be able to provide a sample and that it will lead to me getting fired
User :   in my research online... I have found that many others have had similar problems... and one possible solution is to use a urinary catheter... I am wondering 1. if this is a good idea... 2. if the testing facility would allow it... and 3. do i need a perscription to get one
Doctor :   i understand
Doctor :   are u there?

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