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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
Can vesicare (solifenacin) or other overactive bladder medications cause urethral irritation? I've been have urethral urgency.
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It can occasionally but if it continues consider seeing a doctor to make sure there is not an infection. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pressure on L.flank/kidney?causing nausea and feel unwell. Urine clear, but odor. Full bladder eases pain in kidney area, but after it aches again.
How long does it take for the symptoms of a bladder infection to ease after starting an antibiotic?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer