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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
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
Hard to say.: The abdominal aortic aneurysm may be managed surgically or with watchful waiting depending on size. Bladder tumors can be superficial and treated with scraping and chemotherapy in the bladder, or may be more advanced and treated with removal of the bladder or chemo and radiation therapy. It's important to know how deeply invasive the bladder tumor is. ...Read more
Bladder cancer/AAA: Determining if your AAA needs attention or if it can simply be watched still will be based on its size. Make sure your vascular surgeon and urologist are sharing notes meaning both are aware you have the two conditions. They will tailor a plan for you. ...Read more
Urinary bladder?: If you mean urinary bladder rupture, this causes severe abdominal pain. Bladder rupture is something rare that can happen when the bladder is full and there is trauma. For example, a car accident while having a full bladder, or more commonly, this can happen to people who drink too much alcohol (esp. Beer), get a full bladder, then trip and fall onto their abdomen. ...Read more
Seek immedia. Care: Go to er as bladder rupture is an acute emergency because of the risk of the bleeding, infection, extention of the rupture and more damage, shock with hypotension, extention of the bladder injury to neighbouring pelvic organs like vagina and rectum in females and rectum in males. If it is a true bladder rupture and not paid attention it can even end up in septic shock and potential fatal complicati. ...Read more
UTI: You might have a urinary tract infection, although typically you'd complain about painful urination, not just upon finishing. Perhaps there's a minor skin tear that's sensitive to urine upon contact. Or you might have a sexually transmitted infection. Regardless, go see your family physician for a complete evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Urgency? Frequency?: Try to empty the bladder completely when you go to the bathroom. However, you might be having symptoms of something more significant. If you are having polyuria, voiding too much, you need to consider whether you have new onset diabetes. If you have urgency you might have urethritis, inflammation of the urethra related to an STD. I think you should get checked out by the doctor ...Read more
I'm having surgery on my gal bladder soon what can I expect afterwards pain wise health wise does it make changes in my body?
Depends: Pain, is very subjective but most people not too bad. Tolerable and can be controlled with pain meds. Body wise, small scars that healed great an normal life usually. About 5 percent of females may have loose stools for a period of time but it will usually improve. No weight loss or gain and yes you can eat fat after a gallbladder operation. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more
Pressure in bladder feels like I have to go all of the time I'm up all night trying to go to the bathroom but it's just pressure.
Can you slowly become bladder incontinence I feel that sometimes I'm not able to feel when I'm using the restroom, And not feel when I'm full?
What to do if I'm 31 and I just found out that I have an aneurysm on my aorta. What to do if I'm very scared. Does anyone have any info that they can share with me?
Infection OR other: Midline lower pelvic/abdomen pain may be due to bladder spasm (due to infection) or uterus cramping. Other possibilities are bowel related: constipation or inflammation of lower colon (? Appendicitis or colitis). If pain is severe or prolonged with fever, or vomiting or 'blood in stool'--it is time to get seen. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
Start local: Your regular primary care doc may be able to help. If not, s/he will know who is available in your area to help. A urologist is the specialty that most often deals with these issues. ...Read more
Uncontrolled urine: Over active bladder is a condition in which there is a sudden urge to urinate and you cannot postpone it, you run to bath room and many times urine starts coming out before you have a chance to undress yourself. It is due to sudden contraction of bladder muscles. Diagnosis is confirmed with urodynamics tests. There are many drugs to control it, choice of Botox bladder injections or intertim. Zk. ...Read more
Needs to be checked: It could be bladder or urinary tract infection. Sometimes passing gas, constipation, lower gastrointestinal tract infection, and even appendicitis could have similar signs and symptoms. Start with, your primary care physician with an exam. You may ultimately need imaging of your pelvis, urine sample, blood work up, etc. ...Read more
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I have a problem with not being able to empty my bladder all the way... I'm in the restroom for maybe 10 to 20 minutes, what can I do?
Needs a check: Depends on the cause. A urinary tract infection can cause this sensation, and a simple urine dip test at the docs can diagnose this. If it's been going on for a long time though, especially if you've had one or more children, laxity in the pelvic floor muscles or ligaments holding up the uterus (bladder or uterine prolapse) can cause these symptoms which often needs help from a gynecologist. ...Read more
I only had 3galblader attacks in 2weeks 2months ago. I was checked, have small stones andnow I'm going to surgically remove bladder. Is that necessary?
Personal decision: Yes you can have laparoscopic surgery to remove your gallbladder ; gallstones if you want. Unless there are medical reasons that requires you to ihave surgery, such as abnormal blood liver tests or history of gallstone pancreatitis, it is your decision with your surgeon to make that decision. You are young ; have already had 3 painful attacks ; you do have risks of future gallstone attacks as well. ...Read more
Antibiotics.: Unfortunately, if you do have a bladder infection, the only effective treatment is with prescription antibiotics. If you are uninsured or have limited income, local clinics or planned parenthood can offer urine testing and treatment. Most antibiotics can be obtained as generics, making the cost more reasonable. Good luck to you. ...Read more
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