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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?
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical site: This is site for asking medical questions. You might want to try a lawyer's website. ...Read more
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
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