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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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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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Can a small dot of air in the bladder on a CT scan be the result of a catheter i had 3 months ago?

Can a small dot of air in the bladder on a CT scan be the result of a catheter i had 3 months ago?

Doubtful: It would be rather unlikely for there to be persistence of air in the bladder from a catheterization after 3 months. Other possibilities would include urinary infection, a fistula between the bowel and the bladder, or introduction of air by oral-genital contact. ...Read more

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What would cause lots of tiny air bubbles in a supra pubic catheter? How would air get into bladder. Could it be fistula?

Many possibilities : A fistula between bowel and bladder is one possibility. A gas forming bacteria may be a more likely cause. It's also possible that air is entering the bladder through the urethra or the cystostomy site. See a urologist to sort it out. ...Read more

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I have a pfo and due to have keyhole surgery on my gall bladder should I be worried about air embolisms?

I have a pfo and due to have keyhole surgery on my gall bladder should I be worried about air embolisms?

Likely not: Many in our population can have a lifetime of small PFO's without any concerns or consequences. Since we do more imaging now a days, we pick more of these. Out of the many with positive screen, only a tiny handful ever are considered for closure or as a cause of any sort of embolism (usually people with stroke). Talk to your Doctor/Cardiologist, chances are you will be ok to undergo surgery. ...Read more

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My gall bladder was taken in 2011, I've had numerous tests done, I keep having attacks like a gall stone attack. They last 20-30 min an i throw up air?

My gall bladder was taken in 2011, I've had numerous tests done, I keep having attacks like a gall stone attack. They last 20-30 min an i throw up air?

Gastroenterologist : When a patient has had a cholecystectomy but continues to have symptoms similar to their previous symptoms, it is important to see a gastroenterologist to rule out the possibility of a retained stone in the bile duct or other cause of the right upper quadrant pain. I would make an appointment as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more