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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bladder Injury (Overview)

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Can brain surgery cause neurogenic bladder?

Can brain surgery cause neurogenic bladder?

Yes: If nerve pathways between bladder and bladder control center in brain are interrupted. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bladder Injury (Overview)

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After bladder injury during TLH, repaired at time, sent home with cath and will do x rays with dye tomorrow. What should I expect?

After bladder injury during TLH, repaired at time, sent home with cath and will do x rays with dye tomorrow. What should I expect?

Full bladder: They will instill contrast , sometimes referred to as "dye" through the catheter to fill your bladder then take a picture. If there is no leakage of dye to the outside of the bladder, then they will know that it is OK to remove the catheter,in other words the bladder repair has healed. It sounds like you are in very good hands. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help or see a doctor right away
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See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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Does radiation damage the bladder and ureter?

Does radiation damage the bladder and ureter?

Potentially possible: Radiation cystisits( urin. Bladder inflammation ) canpotentially happen, similalry of the ureters from readiation therapy to the neighbouring pelvic organs/abdominal, organs though they will be protected from unnecessary exposure with the filters. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Can a biofilm bladder infection cause detrusor weakness and bladder neck mis timing?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Can a biofilm bladder infection cause detrusor weakness and bladder neck mis timing?

Not related...: Dyssynergia between urinary sphincter & detrusor is the incoordinating matter of nerve-muscle response, which can be demonstrated by the combined cystometrogram & electromyography of urinary sphincter. Please ask your existing urologist who know more about your individual situation than anyone online. In fact, more online aimless inquiry will surely generate more unwanted confusion, anxiety, & fear ...Read more

Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do not rub your eye
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Does the bladder sling surgery stop urinary incontinence caused by Prostate surgery?

See remark: There are bladder slings that help in male incontinence following prostate surgery...but the results are not as good as when placing slings in female incontinence ...Read more

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Can`t concentrate after mild traumatic brain injury?

Can`t concentrate after mild traumatic brain injury?

Common problem: This is a common problem after TBI. Speak to your doctor about an evaluation with a neuropsychologist. From the results of that evaluation, appropriate management can be developed. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

See your orthopedic or sports medicine doctor
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Can nerve damage cause urinary incontinence?

Can nerve damage cause urinary incontinence?

Yes: Most specialists agree that damage to the muscles in your pelvis, many times from vaginal childbirth, can cause nerve and muscle damage which, with time, can lead to urinary incontinence. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Can a bladder infection cause detrusor weakness ?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Can a bladder infection cause detrusor weakness ?

No, but...: In general, bladder infection is related to detrusor weakness which leads to incompletely emptying bladder - a common and important factor for the difficulty in treating bacterial UTI. So, cystitis per se does not cause bladder weakness although it can alter the sensing ability of the bladder. Good question! Best wish... ...Read more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids; don't consume too much or too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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Sphincter of ode after gall bladder surgery?

Sphincter of ode after gall bladder surgery?

Please Clarify: The sphincter of oddi is a normal anatomic structure at the point where the bile duct enters the intestine (see duodenal papilla on pic above). Dysfunction of the sphincter, though very rare, can simulate gallbladder-type pain & is a possible explanation for ongoing pain despite gb removal. This can be diagnosed by endoscopic testing & treated by cutting the sphincter. ...Read more

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1.Can functionality of bladder return after inability to empty bladder completely? 2.Does clamping Foley help to retrain bladder?

1.Can functionality of bladder return after  inability to empty bladder completely?  2.Does clamping Foley help to retrain bladder?

Possibly. : Whether bladder function can improve or not depends on the reason for the loss of function, the severity, and duration. See your urologist or a specialist in voiding dysfunction. The strategies that tend to work best involve clean intermittent catheterization, where your progress in emptying the bladder can be tracked. But ultimately, the plan should be developed based on your clinical situation. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food, such as caffeine, citrus, alcohol, and spicy foods
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Take an over-the-counter urinary analgesic for pain and to soothe the bladder
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Could spinal cord injury cause cognitive injuries?

Could spinal cord injury cause cognitive injuries?

Not by itself: Spinal cord injury alone does not account for cognitive impairments, however, often there is an overlooked closed head injury to blame. Any injury of sufficient force to cause cord injury could cause concussion. Another possibility is that medications used to treat the effects spinal cord injury (bladder meds, spasticity meds, pain meds) can cause impairments in awareness, memory, etc. ...Read more

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What amount compensation for spinal cord injury and heart injury?

What amount compensation for spinal cord injury and heart injury?

Medical site: This is site for asking medical questions. You might want to try a lawyer's website. ...Read more

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Mild inflammatory stranding in mesenteric fat adj. to urinary bladder. Mild cirum. wall thickening of bladder. Bladder distended. Self cath 30 yrs. ?

Mild inflammatory stranding in mesenteric fat adj. to urinary bladder. Mild cirum. wall thickening of bladder. Bladder distended. Self cath 30 yrs. ?

I assume these are: CT findings. These mild changes are probably of no consequence, considering you have been using cath for so many years. These finding don't explain much. Depending on the severity of symptoms for which your doctor ordered these scans, your doctor might want to order further tests. ...Read more

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What's bladder capacity, can excess damage nerves?

What's bladder capacity, can excess damage nerves?

Kidney damage : If you cannot empty your bladder, the risk is that the pressure will build up backwards and damage your kidneys. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more