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What Can Be Done For A Collapsed Bladder
Hello sir, my mother recently done sonography and it was mentioned as the gall bladder has collapsed but everything else is normal. Please suggest?
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
Minimally invasive: There are several approaches to repair and most are performed on an outpatient basis. Look at www. Augs. Org for more information. ...Read more
Diet, behavior, meds: 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
Many things: Urinary incontinence is a common problem. There are several different causes all of which have different treatments. Some can be treated with pelvic rehabilitation. Others with medications. Others with surgery. Schedule a visit with a urogynecologist or an obgyn with an interest in urogynecology to guide you through the process. ...Read more
Corrected surgically: Depends upon age of patient. Best performed by an experienced pediatric urologist and as soon after birth as possible. Bladder is closed, penis is reconstructed, separated pubis is closed & abdominal wall repaired. Bladder can be enlarged later in life. Uncorrected exstrophy in adults is best corrected by removal of bladder + creation of a bowel/pouch bladder or urinary diversion into a bowel loop ...Read more
Probably: Bladder fulguration is done by electrocautery or laser therapy. Either way there is going to be pain. A saddle block may block the pain of the procedure but there will be pain afterward. YOu will need adequate pain meds following the procedure. You need to discuss this with the surgeon and make sure s/he is willing to manage your pain post op. ...Read more
These are specific tests available which your doctor can perform to determine exactly what type of incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine) you are experiencing. This is important because some types of leakage are treated with surgery, others with medication, and still others may require neuromodulation therapy (also known as interstim).
For women, gynecologists and urologists have expertise. ...Read more
3-5 days.: You should see some effect by 3-5 days. Maximum efect of Botox is around 3 weeks. ...Read more
What is it like to have a MRI done and the results were bladder slightly thick walled if so what was diagnosed?
Likely nothing: A slightly thick walled bladder likely means nothing and most often means that the bladder was mostly empty which gives the appearance of wall thickening. True thickening can be related to prior infection or inflammation. Bladder cancer is the least likely scenario. If your doctor is particularly concerned about this finding, he/she can refer you to a Urologist. ...Read more
Had my gall bladder out 10 months ago, 5 months ago exactly the same pains started had all the scans and tests done and everything appears normal?
Could be related: Annie, with your gall bladder removed, it is not going to be that problem, but when this happens and the usual tests (ultrasound, ct scan, labs) are normal (rule out retained stone), it could suggest a problem called "sphincter of oddi dysfunction." the only real way to diagnose is to remove the gall bladder from the equation. You will now need some GI testing to see if this might the issue. ...Read more
Short exam: Ct is a relatively short exam taking less than 10 minutes. You will be placed in a donut like ring but it is not the small space like with an MRI so you should not feel claustrophobic. You will most likely be given IV contrast to better see the kidneys and urinary tract. Depending on the specific protocol, up to 2-3 separate scans are taken at different time points. Good luck! ...Read more
"Frequency"the movie: Urinary tract or bladder infections usually start with frequency, burning on urination, and pain. It would be difficult to sit through a 2 hour movie and the director (md) needs to treat it with antibiotics, many women don't have any symptoms yet have bacteria in their urine, so have the md do a "snapshot" (urine culture and sensitivity lab test) to be certain. ...Read more
I got a renal/bladder ultrasound done today and it was extremely quick. Only 10 is the meaning of this?
OK as long as...:
It didn't matter for how fast the procedures were done as long as getting job done to confirm clinical suspicion. What is "only 10"? But based on my experience, it's probably saying, as I guessed: you only have 10 cc of residual urine after voiding. If so, that is good and your bladder working well for you.
Best wish... ...Read more
I have to have a neurotransmitter put in for bladder control please explain to me how this is done & why its is done. Thank you.
Ihad ultra sound done today and the report reads- physiological follicle are noted including a recent collapse dominate follicle?
Normal: Your follicles are constantly cycling. This sounds totaly normal. ...Read more
I had a bladder scan done today. Results were 22ml right after urination. Why isn't my bladder emptying all the way? Should I be concerned?
I get uti frequently then I went for sistogram and procedures they rinse my bladder and it was all over and done. 2 years later its start now again?
Time changes things: Your anatomy does change with time- that's what aging does to you (even after 2 years). Therefore, you may need to undergo tje same process. However, you may have a UTI for other reasons- that's why it is important to see your doctor for a clinical re-evaluation. ...Read more
Hi I've recently been diagnosed with "debri in the gall bladder" what exactly is this? What may cause it? And what is most like to be done about it?
Symptomatic? Remove: Debris in the gallbladder or gallbladder sludge refers to the appearance of very small particulates in the bile within the gallbladder. Several factors can contribute to the development. When bile is excreted after meals, the thick sludge can cause mild obstruction that leads to pain or rarely pancreatitis. If asymptomatic, it can be observed, otherwise consider having the gallbladder removed. ...Read more
I am weeing quiet a bit I feel as my bladder is full but not much comes out could a colposcopy I had done irritate my bladder heavy feeling on bladd?
Infection: You already have UTI in your list of problems. Perhaps the treatment is not working. ...Read more
I just had anterior and posterior repairs done at 3:00pm eastern time My bladder was emptied then. I still haven't urinated. When should I call the Dr?
Now: Urinary retention is common problem some times after a procedure, mostly due to medication effect, bladder function will come back. If it is 8 hrs or so go to ER will catheterize you and send you back home, effects of medication will wear off soon. In men prostatic obstruction is a different problem. ...Read more
Ask your OB and gen: Suregon, depends what you have if it is gallstones depends how bad it is and what your pain is and if your duct is totally blocked or not, often times they can do diet management, but sometimes u need surgery or you early delivery and then surgery but you should have already discussed this with your OB and the surgeon who is treating your gall baldder problem. ...Read more
To give info.: Biopsies help provide information as to what exactly caused the disease in you. The answer will help with treatment options. In the case of your gall bladder, you may have gall stones and figuring out what type of stones they are may help your dr. Tell you what foods you should or should not eat more of, etc. Biopsies will also let us know if there are any malignant cells. ...Read more
Still early post op: Even though it was laparoscopic, you still had major surgery. It is not unusual to still have some pain this soon after surgery. If its severe or increasing, call your surgeon. The healing process takes about 12 weeks to be complete, though after the first few weeks most patients feel almost back to normal. ...Read more
I had a bladder biopsy done a month a go, everytime I do some lifting I see blood on my urine, why?
Bladder Biopsy: The biopsy could have been performed because you had experienced unrelenting signs of an infection, or, unlikely at your age, there was concern about a tumor. The connection of gross hematuria (blood) to lifting may reflect that the site of the biopsy hasn't healed quite yet, but continued bleeding suggests that the original problem hasn't been diagnosed yet. I would follow up with your urologist. ...Read more
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