Doctor insights on:
Bladder Irrigation Solution
Depends: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. All medications have their 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
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
Usually none: Bladder irrigation, when done by a trained professional, is generally safe. However, it is possible to have irritation of the urethra from 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
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?
Bladder infection 3+ years. Several rounds of macrobid, rocephin shots, ceftin, (cefuroxime) herbal remedies & silver nitrate 24 hr irrigation. Any other options?
SOME TESTING: A urologist can do some testing to see if you have any malformation of your urinary tract. ...Read more
1) diagnose 2) treat: So what is diagnosis? Or at least what is problem? Bladder infection? Bloody urine? Stress incontinence? Urge incontinence? You didn't mention your gender so maybe overflow incontinence from enlarged prostate? Interstitial cystitis? Bladder cancer? Bladder prolapse? As you can see, there are many problems so we need to know what to address. Chat w/your Family Doc, GYN or Urologist. ...Read more
I am having trouble holding my bladder a lot of these time I absolutely no control. I read a catheter are a possible solution. Is this something o can do myself to prevent embarrassing moments?
Further evaluation n: Before jumping to something like that you should be evaluated by a doctor! If it has not gone on for that long it could be something simple like a bladder infection, which can be easily treated by antibiotics. However, the important thing is to first determine why you are having this problem, then the treatment can be determined. 29 year old males do not typically have this problem. ...Read more
Absolutely: Even a higher concentration than 1n may be used. There is evidence that concentrations> 1 n may improve ciliary beat frequency which could help the nose be even cleaner. ...Read more
Frequent UTI's: You need to see a urologist and be evaluated for some obstruction of your urinary tract that is predisposing you to these uti. You will need a renal ultrasound, and possibly an ivp to see if you have an anatomical problem. If you are a woman, go to the bathroom and urinate after sex. Once you see a urologist, you may have an answer to your question and a solution to your problem. ...Read more
Is it better to use isotonic or hypertonic saline solution when doing sinus irrigation? Does research say one is better?
Usually isotonic: Just about every patient will benefit from isotonic solution — my favorite is neilmed brand. ...Read more
Bladder scope hurt bad. Was told I have interstitial cystitis. Have to go back for another procedure with solution inserted. Will this hurt worse?
I can't feel the fullness of my bladder. I feel some irritation or burning on right & Bottom portion of bladder then I go for urination. Solution?
My son is 8 years old and still wets the bed. If he doesn't drink anything before bed and I wake him to use bathroom he is ok. Small bladder? Solution?
Euresis Alarm & Meds:
What you are don is working. As he gets older he will be dry
If he continues and your doctor has ruled out any anatomical abnormalities and it continues there are other options
Bladder Streching Exercises
Discuss with child's Pediatrician
Keep doing what you are doing ...Read more
UTI: Knowing which bacteria caused your bladder infection usually dictates the antibiotic to be used after susceptibility tests are done. If you do not feel better within 48 to 72 hours, either ask your doctor for the next best antibiotic or have a repeat urine culture done. Studies have shown that drinking cranberry juice can help treat a urine infection. ...Read more
What is the most hygienic way to create a saline solution, for nasal irrigation purposes, for a 5-month-old?
Saline solution: By using boiled water to dissolve the salt you won't have a problem. ...Read more
I have feelings of bladder fullness and pelvic discomfort, pyurea but no infection. Ongoing for three months on and off — any solution?
Solution: Cannot state a solution without knowing the diagnosis first. I recommend that you have a full medical exam with gynecologic exam as well. ...Read more
My wife suffered a sodium hypochlorite incident during a root canal. She was admitted the next day to the intensive care unit the irrigation solution was shot into an extra canal and came in contact with vital tissue that caused massive swelling. She ha
Don't worry: Although this is a very unfortunate incident, it is important that you don't panic. The swelling and the bruising will get better, with time. Make sure that you follow your dentists/doctor's instructions. You many want to ask for a referral to an endodontist just for follow up, although not much can be done at this point, than let time heal the area, and it will. ...Read more
3 days after irrigation my ears are clogged and in pain again 31 weeks pregnant. Desperate or solution!!
ENT doc: See ENT doc for evaluation/treatment now.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will drinking colloidal silver with stage 4 CKD harm my kidney? Also, 50/50 colloidal silver and saline solution bladder washouts to combat bad bacteria, will this damage the lining of my bladder?
No to silver: Colloidal silver is toxic and harmful. For some reason the natural health movement has glorified colloidal silver as a cure-all, but the evidence is quite the opposite. Doctors stopped using it in the 1970s when it became clear the harmful effects far outweighed any supposed benefits. Please stop using this substance. Yes it will harm your kidney and your bladder. See your doctor. ...Read more
Pregnant female. At 5month. Gastational age. She had urinary bladder and ureteric stone. And she feel loin pain after each meal. What's the solution?
Started budesonide (Pulmicort) respules / ampules in saline (.5mg/2mL respules in 8oz saline) as a nasal irrigation / neti pot solution. 7 days later I developed a boil on my hip. Is it possible that the boil was from budesonide immunosuppression?
No: Separate issue. Be sure to see your doctor for that boil ...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
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. It's usually a good thing. ...Read more