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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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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 is the complication of bladder irrigation?

What is the complication of bladder irrigation?

Usually none: Bladder irrigation, when done by a trained professional, is generally safe. However, it is possible to have irritation of the urethra form the catheter, urinary tract infection from the process, irritation of the bladder from stretching, or even rupture of the bladder if it is overfilled. ...Read more

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Is the only fix for recurrent hematuria in a 75 y.o. with BPH prostatectomy? bladder irrigation needed 2x in 7 wks. Can't have gen anesth. Options?

Is the only fix for recurrent hematuria in a 75 y.o. with BPH prostatectomy? bladder irrigation needed 2x in 7 wks. Can't have gen anesth. Options?

Spinal: It appears like you are under the care of a urologist who has recommended prostate surgery. If general anesthesia is contraindicated for pulmonary reasons then spinal anesthesia can be used.Best wishes. ...Read more

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Severe prolapse bladder need surgery prolapse bladder sever hanging out like a softball size plus age 45. Need sugergy scared and worried about recovery surgery and more please if anyone know where i can get good information about this let me know kindl

Severe prolapse bladder need surgery prolapse bladder sever hanging out like a softball size plus age 45.

Need sugergy  scared and worried about recovery surgery and more
please if anyone know where i can get good information about this
let me know kindl

I : I am sorry that you are having to go through this. Bladder prolapse surgery is fairly common, and most women get very good results from it. Bladder prolapse occurs after the muscles weaken around the bladder and vagina, often after childbirth. Please be sure you are seeing a board certified gynecologist or urologist for your surgery. Be sure and carefully follow the post-operative instructions regarding rest and lifting, and don't return to early to your regular activities. I am sure you will do fine, and i wish you the best. ...Read more

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Any information/ advice for 19 y/o with fowlers syndrome and perm indwell catheter. & best way to stop bladder spasms? Thank you

Ask your urologist..: Sorry to hear that you are a victim of Fowler's syndrome, which can be further illustrated in https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/nationalhospital/fowlersyndrome. As to ease bladder spams, the mainstay is still anticholinergics; currently there are at least 6 kinds available; if failed, try tibial nerve stimulation or sacral nerve stimulation, with urinary diversion as the last resort. Ask your urologist... ...Read more

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When a patient has complications following partial removal of miniarc bladder sling including pain, infections and swelling near mesh & bladder, is an MRI helpful and what information can it provide?

Hard to say : This sounds like a very complicated and very unique medical situation. It's probably best to ask the doctor who ordered the MRI to specifically explain what it is they are looking for. I suspect they are ruling out an abscess but I am uncertain to the exact plan. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Macrobid for bronchitis and the medicine information says it's for bladder infections im confused!

I was prescribed Macrobid for bronchitis and the medicine information says it's for bladder infections im confused!

So am I: Not sure why you would be given Macrobid, there may have been a misunderstanding. Please call your doctor in the morning and make sure that was the medication he intended to give you. ...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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Can you have your bladder removed?

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