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Not necessarily: 'baldder q' is a 'natural' preparation which as not been studied scientifically - where comparable groups are studied to see if it makes a difference. The study should be done by someone who isn't making money from the product. Many remedies are offered, but your provider, preferably a specialist familiar with ic, would be aware of what your exact diagnosis is, and what is the right medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Retrograde urethrogram report: q 3 of 3. Impression: suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction with significant pvr. Meaning?
Urinary frequency 100 ml retained urine inflamed urethra no infection cystoscopy Nml kidney u/s Nml 1x trace blood severe IBS urethra causing /ibs?
Sporadic frequent/urgent urine, prostate pushing into bladder (per mri), left hn, 73 yo w/m. Would flomax (tamsulosin) relieve hydronephrosis by easing BPH backup?
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
Age: 47. Had ct: bladder distended, cyto: no blockage. Chronic retention. Urologist wants to 'ream uro-prostate channel.' could problem be neuro?
It might: See below for symptoms of urethral stricture: http://www.healthline.com/health/urethral-stricture#overview1 It doesn't look like from your history you have a known urethral stricture and there are other causes for nocturia (e.g. diabetes, bladder problems) so I'd recommend assessment by a doctor licensed in your area to sort through the possibilities and order tests if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wear Foley 2 months. taking flomax (tamsulosin) & proscar. Urologist tried flooding bladder with 250cc's.Couldn't urinate enough. penis is eroding.How to retrain?
Need more info: Your age? Is prostate enlarged and obstrutcing? High chance of infection with Foley for 2 mos.How much flomax:You can take it 0.4mg twice daily. Proscar (finasteride) does not work until you have been on it for about 4 months. Have you had cystometrogram?Are you diabetic?How much residual urine by ultrasound?Difficult to give you helpful answer without more information.Sorry I could not give better answer. ...Read more
Retrograde urethrogram report. Q 3 of 3. At the bottom it reads- suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction with significant pvr. How serious is this?
PVR and BOO: This is a serious problem that needs to be evaluated by a urologist. A retrograde urethrogram is not a test you order unless there is a history of trauma to the urethra or std(gonorrhea). In a 44 year old man a urethral stricture could be the cause for the obstruction and pvr. ...Read more
CT scans: Imagining of the urinary tract can include the use of CT. A CT scan can show stones, infections, obstruction, cysts, tumors, and and traumatic injuries. Imaging of the urinary tract depends on factors including your medical history and urinary tract symptoms. Other imagine modalities of the urinary tract include MRI, ultrasound, intravenous pyelogram or IVP, and voiding cystourethrogram or VCUG. ...Read more
Ultrasound minimal generalized thickness bladder wall, prostate size normal.Difficulty in ejaculation and prostate burning and incomplete emptying?
Both: Alpha blockers relax the smooth muscle component of the prostate (as opposed to the glandular part). They also relax the INTERNAL urinary sphincter at the neck of the bladder.This is why retrograde ejaculation(the ejaculate goes into the bladder instead of coming out) can occur. They do not relax the EXTERNAL sphincter(below the prostate) which controls urine voluntarily. ...Read more
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
Urinary retention inconsistently.Sometimes worsened after ejaculation.Unable to fully empty bladder sometimes.Urine analysis and kidney analysis clean?
This could be a: neurological problem. See a urologist or neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Uti/ kidney stones: Kidney stones can definitely cause UTI's and life threatening kidney infections. They can also cause, when fragments are excreted, urethritis or inflammation of the urethral mucosa that may cause symptoms as described. Abdominal pain, persistence of symptoms, fever, nausea/ vomiting among others, would be alarm signs for a possible evolving infection. ...Read more