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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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Pain in c section area after 1 yr.is this normal.planning for pregnancy.

Pain in c section area after 1 yr.is this normal.planning for pregnancy.

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. If your pain is specifically in your c section scar you should schedule an examination to evaluate for an incisional hernia and other causes ...Read more

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Appendicitis after c section, is that possible?

Appendicitis after c section, is that possible?

Yes, possible: Appendicitis could happen any time including during and after pregnancy. The pain associated with a c-section might make it difficult to diagnose appendicitis. If the symptoms suggest the diagnosis an ultrasound or ct scan could provide confirmation. ...Read more

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When will sexual intercourse b safe after having a c section?

please ask your OB: This is one of the most basic questions that your OB should have already told you before you were discharged from the hospital, usually after your OB does your 6 week post partum check then if that is normal it will be ok to resume, but your doc may give u the ok sooner or later so please call your OB and ask your OB before you have intercourse. ...Read more

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Can u loose control of bladder after spinal fushion surgery?

Can u loose control of bladder after spinal fushion surgery?

Incontinence: Spinal fusion surgery is often performed in the lumbosacral spine. The nerves that supply the bladder and the sphincter muscle at the base of the bladder travel through the lumbosacral spine. It is possible for there to be some transient effect on continence after fusion surgery. It is also possible for scar tissue called arachnoiditis to develop later around the s2 (racepinephrine) and s3 nerve roots also. ...Read more

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Can c section (14 weeks ago) cause PID? Had abdomen, back and hip pain since few weeks after section.

Can c section (14 weeks ago) cause PID? Had abdomen, back and hip pain since few weeks after section.

No: A Cesarian in not likely to cause PID 14 weeks later. Days to 1 to 2 weeks after a Cesarian delivery, an infection can develop in the uterine incision, the endometrial- myometrial tissues (endomyometritis) ...the surrounding organs, Falopian tubes, ovaries parametria....not 14 weeks later. Would be valuable to seek a Gyn reevaluation to determine the cause and get a treatment of your symptoms. ...Read more

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28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?

28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?

Yes but low risk: Acretta can develop even in women who have never had a c/section. Fortunately this is rare. The risk is much higher if the placenta is covering the prior c/section scar. With the placenta 4cm from the scar, your risk is very low (but not zero). Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is diarrhea after c section normal ?

Is diarrhea after c section normal ?

No : Diarrhea is not normal chronically after a cesarean section. See you at OB/GYN physician for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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C section i fection and started bleeding 6 weeks post op?

C section i fection and started bleeding 6 weeks post op?

Call your OB MD: You need to be certain that your OB MD has done a follow up exam post C section uterine infection. If the infection is cleared, the bleeding may be you period. ...Read more

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Can a UTI 3 months after hip surgery infect the hip?

Can a UTI 3 months after hip surgery infect the hip?

Infected hip: It is certainly possible to have hematogenous spread to a prosthesis from a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Does an emergency c section weaken the cervix?

Does an emergency c section weaken the cervix?

No: No it won't unless a classical C/S was done and extended into the cervix or a transverse C/S also had a improperly repaired cervical tear. ...Read more

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What can cause vagina/bladder/anal pain after cesarean section?

What can cause vagina/bladder/anal pain after cesarean section?

Several things: The Cesarean section itself should not involve the bladder or the rectum. However there may be a irritation of the bladder from possibly having a catheter at the time of the procedure. It is also possible to have developed a urinary tract infection. One reason for anal pain could be constipation from pain medication if one was taking Percocet or Vicodin or something similar. There are of course surgical complications that might account for the complaints. For that reason it is important to speak to your obstetrician so that a definitive diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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How to minimize vaginal swelling pp c section?

How to minimize vaginal swelling pp c section?

Patience and ice pak: The swelling all over your body usually will increase after delivery and even more so after a cesarean. Eventually you will get rid of the excess fluid as you produce more urine. ...Read more

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Is bladder & urethral pain after a C-section normal?

Is bladder & urethral pain after a C-section normal?

Needs evaluation: 21 year old woman asking if bladder and urethral pain after a c-section is normal. The bladder is retracted during a cesarian section and the urethra is commonly instrumented as a foley catheter is passed. Thus pain may occur but can never be dismissed. Pain with urination indicates urethritis and suprapubic pain may be cystitis. DVT, PE, wound infection and UTIs after surg must be evaluated ...Read more

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1. Does gestational diabetic causes c section? And early delivery (before due date)

1. Does gestational diabetic causes c section? And early delivery (before due date)

No and Yes: Having gestational diabetes does not mean that you will have to have a cesarean section. Lots of gestional diabetics deliver vaginally. Important to control your blood sugar because uncontrolled diabetes can lead to large babies which do need a cesarean. All gestational diabetics on medication typically deliver by 39 weeks or undergo induction at 39 weeks. One week prior to one's due date. ...Read more

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Previous post partum haemorrage and c section, is vaginal birth an option instead?

Previous post partum haemorrage and c section, is vaginal birth an option instead?

Not recommended: Controversy over vaginal birth after c-section has gone from one end of the spectrum (no) to the other (sometimes) . Your OB can determine if you are a candidate for vaginal birth after c-section and if you are your delivery will be very closely monitored and preparation for c-section will be in place in case you need it. The surgical team will be nearby throughout your labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Can transverse baby at 33 weeks pregnant lead to c section?

Can transverse baby at 33 weeks pregnant lead to c section?

Too soon : It's too soon to determine the need for a c section at 33 weeks. Your baby could still change its position over the next 5-6 weeks. If your baby remains transverse or becomes breech late in pregnancy, you will need a c section. However, it is simply too early to tell right now. Discuss this with your obgyn. Good luck! ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more