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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Bladder Injury (Overview)

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How can I reduce or get rid of bladder spasms?

How can I reduce or get rid of bladder spasms?

Medication.: The most effective way is by anticholinergic medications, which calm the bladder and reduce or eliminate bladder spasms (e.g. Oxybutinin). Of course, eliminating triggers such as stones, infection, and catheters is essential. Some patients find that avoiding caffeine, alcohol, spicy or acidic foods, chocolate, and artificial sweeteners helps. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Depends: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. All medications have there own set of side effects and warnings. There are no good head to head studies. Some of it is trial and error with your doctor. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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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

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What are the side effects of taking ditropan (oxybutynin) for two years (related to neurogenic bladder from spinal cord injury)?

What are the side effects of taking ditropan (oxybutynin) for two years (related to neurogenic bladder from spinal cord injury)?

Assume long term?: Long term there are studies that suggest a correlation with dementia. Neurogenic bladder often has a retention component and Detrol (tolterodine) will worsen this so regular re evaluation is important. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Have a check-up with your orthopedic or sports doc
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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: neither too much nor 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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Why do a spinal cord injuries usually result in the loss of voluntary bladder tone?

Why do a spinal cord injuries usually result in the loss of voluntary bladder tone?

Nerve damage: Spinal cord injuries usually result in nerve injuries. Thus, nerves that travel to or from the bladder may become severed. The bladder muscle needs nerve connection to the spinal cord to maintain tone. Damage to nerves leaving the bladder can lead to loss of bladder sensation. Same applies to the muscles which cotrol the urinary sphincters and hence can affect urinary continence. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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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: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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If i went to the medic for dehydration, hypoklemia (k+2.9) and kidney and bladder infection was this a personal injury? I was in the emergency for dehydration, hypokalemia (k+2.9), and got a kidney and bladder infection. I would like to know how serious

If i went to the medic for dehydration, hypoklemia (k+2.9) and kidney and bladder infection was this a personal injury? I was in the emergency for dehydration, hypokalemia (k+2.9), and got a kidney and bladder infection.  I would like to know how serious

It : It sounds like you had a kidney infection with dehydration and severe hypokalemia (potassium of 2.9). Hydrochlorothiazide causes low potassium. I am so sorry that this happened to you and would recommend that you follow up with the pharmacy. It should be a learning experience for them as it sounds like a mistake was made. Please follow up so that they are aware of this. ...Read more

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21-Female Tailbone pain for about 1.5 mths. No injury remembered. X-ray done and spine curvature found. No numbness/bladder problems. Sacral chordoma?

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Tailbone pain for about 1.5 mths. No injury remembered. X-ray done and spine curvature found. No numbness/bladder problems. Sacral chordoma?

Varies : Are you saying you do have a sacral chording? If so, that is your answer. A much more common cause is known as coccydynia, which literally means pain from the tailbone. I would not hesitate to be seen. An exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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Constant discomfort urethra and urinary frequency. Cystoscope normal. Dr says it's overactive bladder. I feel it's constant discomfort groin area. I fell have hip injury burning hip, misaligned pubis?

Constant discomfort urethra and urinary frequency. Cystoscope normal. Dr says it's overactive bladder. I feel it's constant discomfort groin area. I fell have hip injury burning hip, misaligned pubis?

See osteopathic dr.: Your symptoms warrant you seeing and osteopathic medical physician for a second opinion. S/he can do a complete osteopathic examination of your back, focusing on your mid to lower back, psoas, pubes complex, to check alignment, in case there's cause for concern. They can then treat you as well, and see if this improves your condition. ...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


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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