Tub shower back up coincidence?

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Hi: Bought a second home in Florida three months ago, been living in it while doing the renovations, never had a plumbing issue until today: I use one of the tubs to take a shower, during which the water today obviously wasn't draining. It stayed clogged for ten minutes and then from another room I could hear it let loose all at once. There's a linen closet that backs up to the tub, it had some failed shelving and crude access panel in it for this tub, so I decided to neaten things up today and took out the shelving , infilled the approximate 1'x2' access panel with drywall, and gave it a coat of mud. Is it possible that infilling the access panel with drywall somehow impacted air pressure in the drain/vent causing the tub drain to clog? I found it ironic that I've used this shower for months with no issue until today.
 

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Access panels from the linen closet are fairly common IMO.

I don't think the panel would have been useful for snaking the drain.

Have you cleaned the pop-up drain of hair etc? Method varies, but often involves pulling the cover off of the lever place, and pulling.
 
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