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Gall bladder stone and heart problems?

Gall bladder stone and heart problems?

Hurt in similar area: Many patients who had gall stone pain (biliary colic) hurt in their upper central abdomen and between their shoulders. Many of my patients went to er thinking they suffered a heart attack only to be told they need gall bladder surgery. The lesson here is that you don't wait till you are absolutely sure about a heart attack or biliary colic - if in doubt, get checked asap. ...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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Sphincter of ode after gall bladder surgery?

Sphincter of ode after gall bladder surgery?

Please Clarify: The sphincter of oddi is a normal anatomic structure at the point where the bile duct enters the intestine (see duodenal papilla on pic above). Dysfunction of the sphincter, though very rare, can simulate gallbladder-type pain & is a possible explanation for ongoing pain despite gb removal. This can be diagnosed by endoscopic testing & treated by cutting the sphincter. ...Read more

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Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain. ...Read more

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What are gall bladder surgery and gall bladder flush?

What are gall bladder surgery and gall bladder flush?

Lap chole: Gall bladder surgery is usually a very common proceedure called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which a surgeon places 3 - 4 tiny holes in your abdomen to remove the offending organ. It is outpatient, you go home the same day and usually return to work in 1 - 3 weeks. It has been done safely since the early 90's. I am not familiar with a gall bladder flush. ...Read more

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Had bladder emptying study, normal, am emptying bladder completely. Does this therefore rule-out blockage in urinary tract?

Had bladder emptying study, normal, am emptying bladder completely. Does this therefore rule-out blockage in urinary tract?

No, but...: How do you urinate with what urine flow is important to know. An emptying bladder only means bladder is still healthy & strong enough to squeeze urine out completely. In fact, it is good idea to refer this Q to your urologist who evaluated you. If wishing to learn more on how bladder works & more, go to peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. Best wish.. ...Read more

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Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Need more Info: At your age its difficult to comprehend your question. Foley catheters are a major cause of bladder and kidney infections. Be careful. ...Read more

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Is 42% low ejection rate for gall bladder?

Is 42% low ejection rate for gall bladder?

Not really: The 'low' cut off varies at each testing place, but, usually a low fraction is below 25-30%. Some places it's as low as 15%. ...Read more

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1.Can functionality of bladder return after inability to empty bladder completely? 2.Does clamping Foley help to retrain bladder?

1.Can functionality of bladder return after  inability to empty bladder completely?  2.Does clamping Foley help to retrain bladder?

Possibly. : Whether bladder function can improve or not depends on the reason for the loss of function, the severity, and duration. See your urologist or a specialist in voiding dysfunction. The strategies that tend to work best involve clean intermittent catheterization, where your progress in emptying the bladder can be tracked. But ultimately, the plan should be developed based on your clinical situation. ...Read more

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Post void incontinence, ultrasound bladder,kidney and prostate normal, after voiding showed bladder empty normal, awaiting uroflowmetry resul,concern?

Post void incontinence, ultrasound bladder,kidney and prostate normal, after voiding showed bladder empty normal, awaiting uroflowmetry resul,concern?

Here are some ...: For postvoid incontinence, I assumed you have so-called postvoid dribbling after you ripped in the penis into underwaer, which is indeed very annoying. You may try correctly milking the entirely urethra after each voiding by wiping the urethra x 3-4 times from the area behind scrotum toward the end of penis until "dryness" before zipping in the penis. Do this first. Due to 400-letter limit, end .. ...Read more

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Could suprapubic cathether be better than ileal conduit surgery for my father with URI bladder cancer?

Could suprapubic cathether be better than ileal conduit surgery for my father with URI bladder cancer?

Here are some ...: Radical cystectomy with non-continent (ileal conduit) or continent (neo-bladder) diversion is the standard of care for muscle-invasive bladder cancer for appropriate surgical candidates. So, suprapubic catheter has no position for treating bladder cancer but only in case for palliative care. Meanwhile, would you tell me what is URI bladder cancer? For additional detail? Ask treating Doc timely. ...Read more

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Is an implantable cardioverter defibrillator removed in heart bypass surgery?

Is an implantable cardioverter defibrillator removed in heart bypass surgery?

No: The defib. Device is implatnted in the inner chambers of the heart and bypass is on the out side of the heart where the coronary arteries lie.Unless theres another reason to remove the device ie an infection the device is left in. ...Read more

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Does an enflamed bladder lining cause overactive bladder?

Does an enflamed bladder lining cause overactive bladder?

Possibly: Inflamed bladder lining can be due to infection, irritation, inerstitial cystitis, etc. Any of these diagnoses may lead to overactive bladder and more frequent urination. ...Read more

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Mild inflammatory stranding in mesenteric fat adj. to urinary bladder. Mild cirum. wall thickening of bladder. Bladder distended. Self cath 30 yrs. ?

Mild inflammatory stranding in mesenteric fat adj. to urinary bladder. Mild cirum. wall thickening of bladder. Bladder distended. Self cath 30 yrs. ?

I assume these are: CT findings. These mild changes are probably of no consequence, considering you have been using cath for so many years. These finding don't explain much. Depending on the severity of symptoms for which your doctor ordered these scans, your doctor might want to order further tests. ...Read more

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Does the bladder sling surgery stop urinary incontinence caused by Prostate surgery?

See remark: There are bladder slings that help in male incontinence following prostate surgery...but the results are not as good as when placing slings in female incontinence ...Read more

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Is gall bladder inflammation dangerous?

Potentially: Sometimes gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis) can progress to gangrene of the gallbladder. This can be toxic to your body and even result in death. Fortunately, the treatment of of antibiotics and removal of the gallbladder is readily available. ...Read more

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Can catheter/cardiac ablation ease pvc's?

Can catheter/cardiac ablation ease pvc's?

Ablation: If PVC's are very frequent and cause a lot of symptoms despite medical therapy , ablation might be an option to decrease symptoms or to suppress the PVC that is causing the problem. ...Read more

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Pacemaker (Definition)

A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more