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Alternative Treatments For Bladder Diverticulum
F 26. Voiding cystogram for frequent urination, it showed a 1cm bladder diverticulum on rt side. Waiting for urologist appt. What does this mean?
Not serious: Bladder diverticuli are small out pouching or herniations of the bladder lining or mucosa through muscular bands of the bladder wall. Your diverticulum measures 1 cm, or less than 1/2 inch which is quite small and rarely of any significance at the size. Your urologist will review your voiding habits with you. ...Read more
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
Few prominent mesenteric nodes are seen in RLQ (right lower quadrant) -Tiny cyst in Rt lobe of the liver. - Urinary bladder diverticulum?
Nodes liver cyst: These findings described suggest a diagnostic study was performed and probably a abdominal pelvic CT. They cysts and nodes are relatively common incidental findings which may or may not relate to the purpose for which the study was ordered. That it was ordered suggests a venue for you to discuss the results with the provider who ordered it. The Urinary bladder diverticulum may need further eval. ...Read more
BLADDER DIVERTICULUM: Hutch diverticulae are a certain types seen at the junction of the ureter and bladder and, by themselves are harmless if there is no reflux. They are often associated with refluxing ureters. There are many who have them found by accident that have no symptoms. Other bladder diverticulae can be signs of high voiding pressures as well as a hutch enlarging from same. A bladder diary and urodynamics. ...Read more
Urogynecologist: See a urogynecologist or urologist for help. ...Read more
What might this be? CT appears a cystic mass 7.3 cm above but adjecent to bladder. May be urinary Diverticulum but a separate mass is felt more likely
In the matter of...: ...medical tests, Health Tap recommends to our members that they ask their personal physician to evaluate test results. The physician who ordered the tests is in the best position to explain them and to recommend further evaluation and treatment. Wishing you the best...Dr. Anne ...Read more
Which is likely to cause a feeling of need to urinate&bladder discomfort: few small (1 is 2 cm) fibroids or kidney stones in the calyceal diverticulum?
I don't know much about herbal medicine but don't have good insurance. Are there any plant treatments for meckel’s diverticulum?
No: Meckel's diverticulum is a physical pouch, so medicine doesn't help it. But they can be associated with bleeding. And if patients have mild bleeding, we may use iron to help build back up their hemoglobin stores. Iron can be found in over the counter pills or many foods; beans would be a good non-meat source. ...Read more
None: Really, the treatment for this congenital esophagus outpouching is surgical. There's no medication or lifestyle change which can make it go away. Good luck. ...Read more
No pills: do surgery: This defect can lead the intestines to twist on themself & cut of their flow & blood supply, die & leak causing blood poisoning & death. It can also begin bleeding & that blood loss be deadlly. The best surgical out come comes from elective removal in a stable patient with decreasing success as an unstable emergency. It can be confirmed & reoved thru a laparoscope (tube) with minimal complications. ...Read more
Had a cystoscopy and it showed a pocket in my bladder and I seen some white balls in there. What is that? Could diverticula be from hysterectomy?
Depenfs: A diverticulum is a bulge through a weakness in the intestinal wall. A divertiucum can occur in the esophagus, small intestine, and colon. A diverticulum myy have no symptoms & there are no medications for a diverticulum. Those in the esophagus can cause swallowing problems & may need surgery. Small bowel ones are observed. Avoid constipation for those in colon. ...Read more
Diagnosed with bladder diverticula. Burning urination, especially after a spicy meal (since childhood). Burning is relieved after drinking buttermilk. Odor of urine present. I take less water and retain urine.
Urinary burning: Burning on urination occurs with a bladder infection or inflammation of the urethra. The bladder diverticulum may make you prone to bladder infections. A urinalysis and urine culture with a colony count detects infection of the urinary tract. If your tests show no infection, perhaps drinking adequate amounts of fluid daily as well as cranberry juice would prevent uti's. Discuss with your urologist. ...Read more
Is PCN the most successful treatment for stones located in the diverticula? I've also read about RIRS & laparoscopy. How long must the drain tube stay
No: The "stones" don't need any treatment. If the pouches that contain the calcified stool (stones), become inflamed, they usually require a more broad spectrum antibiotic than penicillin. If an abscess develops, may need drainage. For free rupture, need emergent laparoscopic wash out and drainage, and on occasion a resection and temporary ostomy. ...Read more
Hi! My 16months old son is diagnosed with puv and bladder stone. Does he have to be operated upon or are their other alternative treatment options?
Post. Urethral valve: Puv is usually diagnosed around birth of child. It is obstruction in the posterior urethra. Extra fold of tissue that narrows urethra and causes obstruction. The bladder becomes thickened and develops out pouchings or diverticula. Severe forms can affect kidney function. Mild forms may delay presentation but incomplete bladder emptying cause stone formation. A cystoscope used to resect valve. ...Read more
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Adjuncts only: If you ignore surgery for melanoma, you will pay for your mistake with your life. If you are interested in vitamins, botanicals and so forth, remember these are only adjuncts. I am not sure I would accept some of therapies for advanced disease that give only a small survival advantage, but I would not pay a conspiracy or natural-medicine talker for telling me untruths. Be savvy. ...Read more
No: Pseudotumor cerebri can occasionally result in visual loss and blindness in addition to severe headaches. Pseudotumor needs to be carefully followed by an eye doctor and sometimes a neurologist as well. 90% of people with pseudotumor are obese females and weight loss, sometimes modest amounts, can be a highly effective treatment. ...Read more
Depends: If you are talking about type2 diabetes then weight loss, healthy eating and exercise may get you to the point where u no longer need medicine (and u'll be healthier overall) some people however are beyond that and require Insulin to prevent the complications of diabetes. Don't believe any "alternative" med works unless you or your doctor note your sugars are well controlled. Many fake cures. ...Read more
Nummular derm: Topical steroids are effective. Less erythematous, less pruritic lesions may be treated with low-potency (class iii-vi) steroids. Severely inflamed lesions with intense erythema, vesicles, and pruritus require high-potency (class i-ii) preparations. Penetration of the medication is enhanced by occlusion or presoaking in a tub of plain water followed immediately (without drying) by application. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Psychotherapy, medication, electro convulsive therapy (ECT), repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), vagal nerve stimulation (VNS), light therapy, diet, exercise, herbal therapy (St. Johns Wort), music therapy, group therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, CBT, psychoanalysis, and others ...Read more