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What are causes of bowel and bladder problems after a complete hysterectomy?

What are causes of bowel and bladder problems after a complete hysterectomy?

More info needed: In the long run, there should be no affect on your bowel or bladder function after hysterectomy. There are risks of surgery to both those organ systems, but those problems would arise promptly after surgery. ...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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I had a hysterectomy 21 years ago and am now having bladder thickening and massive pain and 3 to 4 uti a year plus incontinence?

I had a hysterectomy 21 years ago and am now having bladder thickening and massive pain and 3 to 4 uti a year plus incontinence?

Question?: If you are asking whether the hysterectomy caused these changes the answer is that it is unlikely. Without, however, knowing exactly what is going on clinically it is impossible to say what the cause or approach to therapy should be. A good urologist would be able to help answer any of these questions. ...Read more

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Bad vaginal burning 6 weeks. Dr puzzled. None of usual diagnoses. 53 long endometriosis history, very dark urine/bladder pain. Hot flashes/hysterectomy?

Bad vaginal burning 6 weeks. Dr puzzled. None of usual diagnoses. 53 long endometriosis history, very dark urine/bladder pain. Hot flashes/hysterectomy?

See answer: Most common causes of vaginal burning are infectious vaginitis (bv, yeast, std) which likely have already been ruled out. Irritant-related and atrophic vaginitis and lichen sclerosis usually evident on basis of hx and exam. Dark urine usually a reflection of concentrated urine if urinalysis otherwise normal. To me, your description is suggestive of "vulvodynia" and possible "interstitial cystitis". ...Read more

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Vaginal/bladder pain rectal pressure urine dip trace blood culture neg hx of adhesions and had complete hysterectomy what could be wrong?

Vaginal/bladder pain rectal pressure urine dip trace blood culture neg hx of adhesions and had complete hysterectomy what could be wrong?

Chronic pelvic pain: Chronic pelvic pain is a common problem and presents a major challenge to health care providers because of its often unclear etiology, complex natural history, and poor response to therapy. Good rapport, tolerance, and an open-minded approach are important in the evaluation of any patient with chronic pain. A thorough systematic examination usually suggests an appropriate diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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Nero found lesions on my mri. Said I probably have ms. Tomorrow I'm having a cystoscopy for blood in urine. Are MS and bladder problems linked.

Nero found lesions on my mri. Said I probably have ms. Tomorrow I'm having a cystoscopy for blood in urine. Are MS and bladder problems linked.

Yes but: MS can cause bladder problems:either problem with emptying (bladder muscle contracts poorly)or problem with storage (small amount of urine cause bladder to contract, so urination is frequent).Blood in urine is unrelated to MS. Wish you well. ...Read more

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Is incontinence a problem after total hysterectomy. Can it be fixed?

Is incontinence a problem after total hysterectomy. Can it be fixed?

Rarely: Incontinence rare after a hysterectomy. But this is a question for your gynecologist when you go for consultation. Ther are several approaches for hysterectomy and the surgeon will know the answers ...Read more

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Hysterectomy done in 2012 I have had pains in pelvic since 08 still having problems hurts with full bladder, when standing/walking painful intercorse?

Hysterectomy done in 2012 I have had pains in pelvic since 08 still having problems hurts with full bladder, when standing/walking painful intercorse?

IC: Such symptoms are suggestive of interstitial cystitis. This inflammatory bladder condition classically is associated with painful intercourse and pelvic discomfort. Consider having a checkup with a urologist for confirmation. ...Read more

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What are some common bladder problems?

What are some common bladder problems?

Here are a few.: Bladder problems can be divided generally into two groups, problems with storing urine, and problems with emptying. Common storage problems include incontinence and overactive bladder. Emptying problems include obstructed urine flow, common in older men with enlarged prostates. Urinary tract infections are a very common ailment, and cause problems with emptying and storage. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bladder problems?

What is the definition or description of: Bladder problems?

Here are some...: In a broad sense, bladder problems may be defined as any undesirable changes affecting its ability to comfortably store the urine and to adequately empty timely. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause bladder problems?

Could anxiety cause bladder problems?

Sometimes: Increased urinary frequency and incontinence can sometimes occur people who are very anxious (especially if there anxiety focuses on urination). However, it is important to have medical causes ruled in or rule out before considering anxiety as the cause. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause bladder problems?

Can endometriosis cause bladder problems?

Yes: Endometriosis can get on the bladder and cause bladder pain and painful urination. Interstitial cystitis (ic) can also cause those symptoms. So sometimes it can be a little difficult to figure out. Starting with some urine testing, some blood work, maybe a cystoscopy would help to get you answers. ...Read more

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Why do women experience bladder problems and incontinence more than men?

2X more in women: In general, women experience urinary incontinence about twice as often as men. In women, urinary in continence is often caused by damage to the pelvic nerves and musches associated with childbirth. In men it is often related to prostate disease and its treatments. Incidence increases with age in both sexes. ...Read more

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What do women do to control odor from unexpected bladder problems and incontinence?

What do women do to control odor from unexpected bladder problems and incontinence?

Perfume: Not down there though, to cover the odor. That's why some women seem to use to much perfume. Unlike some men they know how much to use (lol) they just overdue it to mask. If its enough to cause odor though its usually time to get it fixed. ...Read more

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I'm worried I might develop bladder problems as I get older. How can I prevent this?

I'm worried I might develop bladder problems as I get older. How can I prevent this?

Not to worry!: You Donot develop bladder problems if you are remain healthy and age gracefully. Bladder problems develop due to menopause causing infection, Diabetese also weakens the bladder (diabetic neuropathy), Back problems causing bladder issues and different types of neuropathies.
So there is nothing at this point you can do for the bladder. Just stay healthy. ...Read more

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What're the common bladder problems?

What're the common bladder problems?

Emptying & Storage: Bladder problems can be divided generally into two groups, problems with storing urine, and problems with emptying. Common storage problems include incontinence and overactive bladder. Emptying problems include obstructed urine flow, common in older men with enlarged prostates. Urinary tract infections are a very common ailment, and cause problems with emptying and storage. ...Read more

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What do "bladder problems " consist of?

What do "bladder problems " consist of?

Urinary infections: Recurring, incontinence/wetting problems, urinary retention, bladder r3eflux, bladder or urethral diverticulum, bladder stones, bladder tumor etc. Term 'bladder problems's very vague. ...Read more

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Do bladder problems affect any other organs?

Do bladder problems affect any other organs?

Yes: Problems in the bladder, particularly a condition called urinary retention can affect the kidneys and their ability to properly filter (known as obstructive uropathy). If someone were to be having problems believed due to the bladder, it is certainly worthwhile to discuss with your personal physician so that it can be further defined. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with bladder problems?

Can you give me advice with bladder problems?

Depends: If you are having bladder issues you may want to make an appointment with a urologist. If you discuss this with your primary physician and she explains what your options are than you may try the exercises, medications, or hydrating before seeking a surgical solution. I hope this helps. Smoking icauses bladder cancer. If this is an issue speak with your doctor soon. ...Read more

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What tests are needed for people with bladder problems?

What tests are needed for people with bladder problems?

Urinalysis & culture: A urinalysis and a culture are a good start. Talk to your doctor about your specific symptoms. You will need an exam, including a pelvic exam. Based on your history and exam, other tests like blood tests, an ultrasound, or a ct scan may be ordered. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden bladder problems in teenage males?

What could cause sudden bladder problems in teenage males?

More info needed: What sort of problems? Burning/discomfort when urinating? Blood in urine? Discharge? Is he sexually active? Urinary problems are uncommon in young boys & usually show up long before their teens. Please provide more info so we can provide an informed answer. Or have him see his pediatrician to discuss the matter. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of gall bladder problems?

What are symptoms of gall bladder problems?

Symptoms and tests: Pain after you eat that is in right or middle upper abdomen with radiation to right shoulder blade are classic symptoms, with fatty food intolerance. An ultrasound of abdomen can show stones or infection. Blood tests can show abnormal liver test too. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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How does oxybutynin help bladder problems?

How does oxybutynin help bladder problems?

See below: Oxybutynin works by decreasing activity in the nerves that supply the bladder. If the bladder is overactive which can occur for a variety of reasons, the medication can allow more normal filling of the bladder and a decrease in muscle overactivity that causes frequent urination. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have gall bladder problems?

How do I know if I have gall bladder problems?

Gallbladder Problems: Best thing to do would be to see a doctor. After a thorough history and physical exam, if there is concern for gallbladder problems then an ultrasound may be done to confirm this. ...Read more

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What are some signs of having gall bladder problems?

What are some signs of having gall bladder problems?

Biliary colic: Pain from the gallbladder or biliary colic typically presents as epigastric and right upper abdominal pain that radiates around to the back and shoulder region position with nausea and vomiting. Sometimes jaundice, and dark tea-colored urine can also be present. Symptomatic stones typically presents with 30 minutes of eating and resolves within an hour while cholecystitis or inflammation of the gallbladder lasts longer. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of gall bladder problems?

What are some of the symptoms of gall bladder problems?

Here you go.: Increased flatulence, with the associated flatus and belching, and right upper quadrant pain are both symptoms of gall bladder disease, but not absolute. If your symptoms are worse with fatty or greasy foods, and if you have some back pain and nausea, it would be quite probable this was gall bladder trouble. Your primary physician could help make your diagnosis, and refer you if needed. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. Reflecting the ...Read more


Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
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Bladder Problems (Definition)

In a broad sense, bladder problems may be defined as any undesirable changes affecting its ability to comfortably store the urine and ...Read more