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Doctor insights on: Bladder Irrigation Risks

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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

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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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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What are the risk to having a hyst, bladder lift, and gallbladder removed all at once?

What are the risk to having a hyst, bladder lift, and gallbladder removed all at once?

Could be a lot: You will be having 3 procedures hopefully they all go well, risk of prolonged anesthesia, risk of infection or bleeding intra-op or post op. You will have more pain than with just having the pelvic surgery. Risk of blood clot afterwards, but I am sure your doctors will do measures try to prevent that one. Hopefully all of your doctors have discussed the risks. ...Read more

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How many people get bladder stones every year ? What age group most and least at risk ? Thank you

How many people get bladder stones every year ? What age group most and least at risk ? Thank you

Depends: In developing nations bladder stones are common in children because of dehydration and low protein diets. In developed nations they are more common in those over age 30, particularly men. Urinary obstruction, concentrated urine and neurogenic bladder contribute. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Placenta privia- strep b in bladder everything is going wrong someone please explain the risk of strep b feeling helpless?

Placenta privia- strep b in bladder everything is going wrong someone please explain the risk of strep b feeling helpless?

Need antibiotics.: Your OB should have prescribed antibiotics to treat the gbs in your bladder, whether symptomatic or not, as it can trigger preterm labor (in your case with bleeding) if untreated. Please keep all prenatal care appointments and avoid all intercourse, heavy lifting, aspirin, nsaids or ssris. Always remain within 20 minutes from your maternity hospital and call 911 for vaginal bleeding. Good luck! ...Read more

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What risks are there to keeping instead of surgically removing a somewhat functional gall bladder (e.g. 25% GBEF) with thickened walls and no stones?

What risks are there to keeping instead of surgically removing a somewhat functional gall bladder (e.g. 25% GBEF) with thickened walls and no stones?

Pain: As long as there is no stone to pass and block the liver and the pancreas there is no real danger. GB with a thick walk and 25%?EF is a badGB. And need to come out. It really depend on your symptoms how much pain you are having pain.You are not placing yourself to any immediate danger by keeping the GB but a stone will eventually form and might pass to CBD . Then you are in trouble ...Read more

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Is a leaky bladder fixable?

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