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what causes bladder spasms if i have a suprapubic catheter?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Foreign body: Ny foreign body within a patient may cause the body to react to "remove" the problem. Can be treated with medications that relax the bladder muscles.

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If a person has an indwelling catheter in place long term because of incontinence, is irrigation indicated and if so, with what?

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Not necessary: Irrigations are indicated only if you are treating a condition of the bladder like yeast in the bladder with anti fungal medications. Even though indwelling permanent catheters are a risk for infection is not common practice to irrigate.
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No: It is normal for males to have erections when the are asleep. Assuming you are not taking any prescription medications. One medication, trazodone, has frequently been associated with erections that will not go away (called priapism) (can happen with other drugs too). This is a urologic emergency and can result in permanent damage. If this just happens when your asleep, it's normal.
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Can sepsis affect my bladder?

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Would a bladder cancer clinical trial (research study) be appropriate for me?

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Depends: To be enrolled in a clinical trial for bladder cancer, all other standard forms of therapy must have been tried first. These are therapies that have been tested and are the standard of care.Once these treatments have failed, then a clinical trial is then an appropriate next step.
A 36-year-old member asked:

If I have a urine incontence problem, how often should I empty my bladder?

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Dr. Scott Beard
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As required: But the more often you empty it likely you will result in smaller and smaller volumes. As your blotter volume diminishes the problem will likely increase.

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