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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
In bladder stretching why would some people need augmentation and others just need hydrodistention? Which is more effective?
Depends on severity: Bladder distention is the most common treatment for interstitial cystitis and is sometimes, but not always, effective. It involves filling and distending the bladder with fluid while under anesthesia. Bladder augmentation is a surgical procedure and is used only in the most severe cases. Research and discuss augmentation thoroughly before considering it. Medication is also effective sometimes. ...Read more
Maybe a month?: Bladder distention surgery, also known as hydrodistention, is mostly used to improve symptoms in people with interstitial cystitis. There can be worsening of symptoms the first couple of days with gradual improvement of those symptoms over the next few weeks, maybe four weeks. The urologist can talk about how long his patients usually take to recover. ...Read more
I have urine urge & frequency but no pain. Could this be Interstitial cystitis? Is hydrodistension safe? Can my bladder burst?
Here are some ...: Glad to know you've no pain but urgency & frequency. So, work on lifestyle modification as the initial step of care by avoiding foods / beverages containing bladder irritants such coffee / caffeine-rich drinks like tea, coke, pop, etc. as well as urine-producing drinks such as all alcohol beverages & water over-drinking, and voiding timely. As to bladder dilation, it's safe under anesthesia ... ...Read more
See below.: Generally, for women, bacteria from feces (particularly e. Coli) gets in contact with the urethral opening. The bacteria are then able to enter the urethra and travel the relatively short distance (compared with men) to the bladder where it can cause infection - a uti. One of the best prevention strategies besides daily hygiene is to wipe front to back, not vice versa. ...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