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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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My wife is 29 & is diagnosed with koch's spine with (lt) psoas abscess, paraplegia/bladder affection.She's under treatment.Will she be cured?

My wife is 29 & is diagnosed with koch's spine with (lt) psoas abscess, paraplegia/bladder affection.She's under treatment.Will she be cured?

Koch's disease: This is tuberculosis affecting the spinal column. It can obvious extend to areas adjacent to the spinal segment(s) involved such as the psoas muscle, and can also cause interruption of nervous pathways resulting in paralysis. She will probably be cured of tuberculosis, but to what degree her neurologic impairment will reverse is very problematic and will require much time and patience. ...Read more

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I had bartholin abscess twice,the last one was 2yrs ago.This time I had a vulvar abscess growth close to my bladder 5 days ago. Why having this?

I had bartholin abscess twice,the last one was 2yrs ago.This time I had a vulvar abscess growth close to my bladder 5 days ago. Why having this?

Recurrent infection: Sometimes some women get recurrent pubic infections that require chronic suppression with hormonal control or antibiotics. It would be worthwhile to discuss that with a doctor and see if you have a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa. Avoid shaving because that can irritate that skin. Also make sure you don't have diabetes or anything affecting your immunity predisposing you to infection. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with appendicitis the results of it..He had an abscess on his pelvis blocking his bowel and bladder will he hve any future health?

Abcess appendix: Sorry to hear about your little gut. While his immediate recovery may take a bit longer because of rupture, there is usually not much else long term that could be problematic. Sometimes there is a bit more scar tissue in the area from a ruptured appendix. Which could make child a bit more prone to obstruction down the road, but if good surgical technique and debridement done, unlikely! ...Read more

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Can a pre sacrel abscess lead to permanent nerve damage to a bladder. Pain on urination and retention. Have had mass pelvic sepsis which lead to prob?

Can a pre sacrel abscess lead to permanent nerve damage to a bladder.  Pain on urination and retention. Have had mass pelvic sepsis which lead to prob?

Absolutely: Such a difficult problem needs to be checked and followed by a highly educated doc specialist. Sepsis can kill you by the way. No need to wait! doc is necessary. ...Read more

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What do you do when child has an abscess on his s?

What do you do when child has an abscess on his s?

Open & drain Vs med: Occasionally these respond to a warm compress with spontaneous drainage & oral meds can assist the process but many recur. Those that are large or located near the anal outlet often require incision and drainage. Some can be done in an office & some may require day surgery. ...Read more

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I have had 3 bladder repairs n a band put around uretha n still suffer from stress incontience what other procedure is availble this is s serious prob

I have had 3 bladder repairs n a band put around uretha n still suffer from stress incontience what other procedure is availble this is s serious prob

Need 2nd opinion: Suggest you see urologist or uro-gynecologist who expertise in pelvis surgery. If all surgery done by gyn dr see a urologist, if by urologist see uro-gyn. Ideally, work-up should include video-urodynamics to arrive at root cause of problem. Surgical opions r sling procedures (minimally invasive) & suspensions (open surgery) or injecting bulking agent around bladder neck. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more