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A 64-year-old female asked:

having bladder damage from radiation and urethra damage as well, what do i have to look forward to?

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Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 31 years experience
Radiation : Potential radiation side effects on the bladder include: gross hematuria / urgency & frequency from decrease bladder capacity / urinary obstruction from stricture / bladder tumors. www.peedoc.com @drhtay.
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Multiple options: Bladder damage from radiation can be helped by conservative measures and or hyperbaric oxygen therapy if available or in the worst case scenario by arterial embolization or removal of the bladder. Management is usually conservative to begin with and surgical options are reserved for the most severe cases. The status of the cancer that was treated also impacts the decision. See a urologist soon.

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When does a doctor need to insert a tube into the bladder through the urethra?

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Dr. Joe Littlejohn
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Foley catheter: A Foley catheter is used to drain urine from the bladder. It is often used in conjunction with surgery and childbirth. It may be used during hospitalization for monitoring purposes. There is a condition called urinary retention in which a individual is unable to empty their bladder and a Foley catheter is utilized.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

I keep get spasms in my urethra I think coming from bladder what can cause it?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Urethral syndrome?: ... possible causes are spasms of the muscles around the urethra, nerve problems caused by a herpes infection, or a disease such as diabetes. Psychological factors, such as stress, may also play a role. Ref: www.summitmedicalgroup.com/library/adult_health/aha_obg_urethral_syndrome/

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