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Will catheters relieve the urgency symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Will catheters relieve the urgency symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

No: Unless one has urinary retention, catheters will not help improve the urinary symptoms and in fact may worsen them because it will cause more trauma to the bladder lining with the catheter and cause more symptoms. ...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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What's bladder retraining?

What's bladder retraining?

BLADDER RETRAINING: Mostly includes timed voiding every 1-2 hrs, kegel excersizes and at times includes intermittant catheterization to gey the residule urine out after voiding. ...Read more

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Can vesicare (solifenacin) or other overactive bladder medications cause urethral irritation? I've been have urethral urgency.

Can vesicare (solifenacin) or other overactive bladder medications cause urethral irritation? I've been have urethral urgency.

Unlikely: Urinary urgency is generally a bladder issue and not urethral in origin, especially in a 25 yr old female. See a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice take away gall bladder stones?

Can cranberry juice take away gall bladder stones?

No: There are certain medications (bile salt resins) that have been used to dissolve retained common bile duct stones and gallstones(if <3) (cholesterol type) in the past, however stones would reoccur when the meds were stopped.Cranberry juice should not have any effect. Surgery(laparoscopic) is the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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1.Can functionality of bladder return after inability to empty bladder completely? 2.Does clamping Foley help to retrain bladder?

1.Can functionality of bladder return after  inability to empty bladder completely?  2.Does clamping Foley help to retrain bladder?

Possibly. : Whether bladder function can improve or not depends on the reason for the loss of function, the severity, and duration. See your urologist or a specialist in voiding dysfunction. The strategies that tend to work best involve clean intermittent catheterization, where your progress in emptying the bladder can be tracked. But ultimately, the plan should be developed based on your clinical situation. ...Read more

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What can do to ease the pain of bladder infections or urinary tract infections?

What can do to ease the pain of bladder infections or urinary tract infections?

Here are some...: Are you sure the pain you referred to from UTI? If sure, antibiotics with judicious use of mucosal soothing agent such as pyridium (phenazopyridine) will help to ease; if not, look into other causes for the pain and decide what you need. How to get these confused matters set straight is not that hard if following instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain insight on how to... ...Read more

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What can help ease the pain of gall stones?

What can help ease the pain of gall stones?

Maybe surgery: Avoid fatty fried greasy foods (milk, cheese, ice cream, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, cheese pizza...). Can try ibuprofen. Otherwise surgery for laparoscopic gallbladder removal will resolve the problem. ...Read more

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What's the gall bladder for?

What's the gall bladder for?

Stores bile: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile that is made in the liver. It also secretes some mucus from its internal lining. The gallbladder responds to fats entering the duodenum by squeezing bile out into the dodenum to emulsify the fats and aid in their digestion and absorption. ...Read more

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Told bladder tac is pushing into vagina. Pain,bloody urine,loss of bladder control. Best advice/procedure to fix?

Told bladder tac is pushing into vagina. Pain,bloody urine,loss of bladder control. Best advice/procedure to fix?

Specialist: I recommend that both a gynecological surgeon and a urologist who specializes in urinary incontinence and bladder disorders examine,evaluate and advise you on the structural diagnoses causing your symptoms and on what the various treatment options you have. The occurrence of bloody urine makes thorough urologic evaluation mandatory as it isn't necessarily explained by pelvic floor insufficiency. ...Read more

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What are gall bladder surgery and gall bladder flush?

What are gall bladder surgery and gall bladder flush?

Lap chole: Gall bladder surgery is usually a very common proceedure called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which a surgeon places 3 - 4 tiny holes in your abdomen to remove the offending organ. It is outpatient, you go home the same day and usually return to work in 1 - 3 weeks. It has been done safely since the early 90's. I am not familiar with a gall bladder flush. ...Read more

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Can you have overactive bladder without urinary incontinence?

Absolutely: Oab, also known as "gotta go, gotta go right now, " simply causes bladder spasms and the urgency to urinate. If you are able to get to a bathroom quickly, or your conscious control of your bladder muscles is strong enough, you can prevent urine loss. Typically however, oab tends to worsen over time, so the cause for your oab is important to determine. See you doctor! ...Read more

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Can passing a kidney stone cause bladder spasms afterwards?

Can passing a kidney stone cause bladder spasms afterwards?

Yes: It can occasionally but if it continues consider seeing a doctor to make sure there is not an infection. ...Read more

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Constant irritation bladder feeling. Can bladder neck cause this? Doc said Botox to relax bladder neck? Tabs not work even though ret ejaculation

Constant irritation bladder feeling. Can bladder neck cause this? Doc said Botox to relax bladder neck? Tabs not work even though ret ejaculation

Maybe, but...: Please refer this Q to your potential urologist. Botox injection to bladder is to denervate the bladder hoping to ease the related pain and urgency after failing to behavioral modification + oral medications (antimuscarinic agents). It helps improve symptom but not cure since we doctors have never cured anything for anyone, but help modify something to some degree with/without drugs or procedures. ...Read more

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Can bladder cancer affect urination?

Can bladder cancer affect urination?

Yes: Depending on the location and size of the tumor, it can cause urinary symptoms including urinary frequency, urgency, and some burning or discomfort with urination. There may also be some visible blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Can overactive bladder cause pelvic irritation and pain ?

Can overactive bladder cause pelvic irritation and pain ?

Absolutely: These are often symptoms of overactive bladder.Of course, it is important to be as clear as possible as to what that term means to you, as people use the same words for closely related but different conditions issues with urination, especially of incontinence, are commonly avoided out of embarassment. Be sure to discuss with your physician to clarify your particular problem and determine treatment. ...Read more

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Natural remedies to relieve symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Natural remedies to relieve symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

Depends: This depends on the cause. Allergies, infections and neurotransmitter dysfunction are common, and require different approaches. Best to see a doctor to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Prostate burning after urination and feeling of bladder not completely emptying?

Prostate burning after urination and feeling of bladder not completely emptying?

About prostatitis: Prostatitis=infection of prostate a male gland that produces fluid in semen supporting sperm. Infection can be from spread from urinary tract or epididymitis. Most common in younger men is sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia or gonorrhea. Urethra (carries urine from bladder through the penis) passes through the prostate; infected/swollen prostate prevents full emptying. Treatment = antibiotics ...Read more

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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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How long does it take for the symptoms of a bladder infection to ease after starting an antibiotic?

How long does it take for the symptoms of a bladder infection to ease after starting an antibiotic?

After 24 - 48hrs: Syptoms should start to ease ; should be much easier, provided ur on the correct antibiotic to which the unfective bacteria are sensitive, after 3 days. ...Read more

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Mom-67 randomly had severe chest pain nausea and starting feeling faint. She doesn't have a gall bladder and the symptoms eased within minutes ?

Mom-67  randomly had severe chest pain nausea and starting feeling faint. She doesn't have a gall bladder and the symptoms eased within minutes ?

Sound dangerous: These symptoms sound dangerous. What we she doing when this began? Does she have other medical problems? While this could be something simple, like a bad upset stomach or gastritis, it could also be a sign of a heart attack. I'd call my primary care doctor or visit the er. ...Read more

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What is a tipped bladder?

What is a tipped bladder?

Cystocele: This probably refers to a dropped bladder or cystocele. ...Read more

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Is a leaky bladder fixable?

Yes often: There are several causes for urinary incontinence and the treatments are very different depending on the cause. The good news is that an effective solution can be found in 80% or more of cases. Consult a urologist if you are male and a urogynecologist if you are female. ...Read more

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How to check bladder problem ?

How to check bladder  problem ?

Talk to your doc.: There are many tools for investigating bladder problems, but like anything in medicine you need to talk to the doctor so that they may be selected and applied in the right sequence to make you better. ...Read more

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How much can your bladder hold ?

How much can your bladder hold ?

Adult -> 5 - 600mL: (17 - 20 oz) calculation for children is to add 2 to their age in years ; express it in oz. Thus normal bladder volume for a 5-year-old is 7 oz or 210ml, 12 oz or 350 ml for a ten-year-old. Teen-agers have an adult size bladder. Full-term newborn babies have about a 50 - 60 ml bladder capacity, just about 2 oz. Of course some adults can stretch their bladders to hold a liter. ...Read more

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Can you have your bladder removed?

Yes but . . .: Why? Talk to your doc about what's going on in your life that would make you ask this question. Yes, the bladder can be removed, but usually only when someone has extensive bladder cancer. Frequent urinary tract infections are not enough reason for surgery. Nor urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control). You mentioned constipation which can sometimes aggravate/cause incontinence. Fix that 1st. ...Read more

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How can I treat a bladder problem?

How can I treat a bladder problem?

Depends.: I didn't mean it that way. The treatment would depend on the problem - overactive or underactive. Do you tend to leak urine or retain urine? ...Read more

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Y does bladder contracts nd expands?

Bladder: The bladder contracts down to almost nothing when it is empty. As your kidneys work it fills up to store urine until you are ready to go per. If you didn't have a bladder you would be dribbling and leaking all the time. ...Read more

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Where is bladder located in a female?

Lower abdomen: It is located in the middle lower abdomen right above the pubic area. You can google images for the female bladder to see a diagram/cartoon of the organ. ...Read more

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What can cause a incontanant bladder?

What can cause a incontanant bladder?

Doctor can determine: Urinary incontinence isn't a disease, it's a symptom. It can be caused by everyday habits, underlying medical conditions or physical problems. A thorough evaluation by your doctor can help determine what's behind your incontinence. ...Read more

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What causes a low functioning bladder?

What causes a low functioning bladder?

Muscle or nerve...: Problems. The bladder's purpose is to store urine then empty fully. If the muscle is unable to accommodate urine or squeeze to expel it, it will function poorly. The muscles are controlled by nerves, which deliver the sense of filling, then coordinate muscle contraction. Ms, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, bladder thickening, obstruction, scarring, interstitial cystitis, can affect these systems. ...Read more

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What does bladder is unremarkable mean?

What does bladder is unremarkable mean?

It means ..: It usually means its normal. It also means the organ, in this case the bladder, is unremarkable as visualized on the specific modality under question. It also means the interpreting radiologist didn't see anything abnormal for him or her to comment on. Its usually a good thing. ...Read more

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Bladder signal or jumpy uerthral nerve?

Bladder signal or jumpy uerthral nerve?

?: I don't think any doctor here is going to be able to figure out what you're asking. ...Read more