A 21-year-old member asked:
will weight loss or diet changes help improve urinary incontinence?
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Specializes in Gynecology
YES: Urge incontinence or oab can be aggravated by certain foods. Following a "bladder diet" can improve bladder function. Common irritants are: carbonation, citris or other acidic foods.
The bladder sits in the lower abdomen & is absolutely affected by excess pressure from obesity. Obese women who lose even a modest amount of weight (10-15 pounds) can enjoy marked improvement in bladder function.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
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Gynecology 36 years experience
Sometimes: Embarrassed about uncontrollable urine leakage when you cough, sneeze, or exercise? There is a solution if kegel exercises or weight loss fail, called a urethral sling. In less than 10 minutes a synthetic tape is inserted through a 1/2 inch incision in the roof of the vagina under the urethra to restore support to the pubic bone. Normal activity in days. Imagine freedom from pads.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Why do pregnant women get urinary tract infections?
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Why do females have urinary tract infections (utis) more often than men?
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Length of urethra: Females have shorter distance for bacteria to travel to get into bladder and start colonizing.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
If a woman has a sex change operation and becomes a man, can she still get breast cancer?
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General Surgery 31 years experience
Breast ca: Yes. Both men and women get breast cancer. The shutting off of the ovaries will decrease the estrogen production but the testosterone shots have their own issues. Regardless, the risk is still there.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Can a man on immunosuppressant cause their female partner to have urinary tract infections after sex?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Vaginal intercourse is a risk factor for the development of utis in all women because of the close proximity between the urethral opening and the anus. Women can decrease this risk by practicing good hygeine and urinating as soon as possible after sex. Having an immunosuppressed partner, however, does not confer any additional risk.
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I've been diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia. I'm going to have my gallbladder removed. Can this condition cause weight gain? If so, why?
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General Surgery 24 years experience
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