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Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Depends: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. All medications have there 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

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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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Can you tell me about a mitrofanoff bladder reconstruction procedure?

Can you tell me about a mitrofanoff bladder reconstruction procedure?

Here are some ...: Mitrofanoff bladder reconstraction procedure is also called appendicpvesicostomy as first described by Dr. Paul Mitrofanoff, and typically performed for totally dysfunctionalized lower urinary tract (bladder/urethra) but taking down cecum & appendix to create a urinary storage pouch with the appendix usually out of the umbilicus for clean intermittent self-catheterization by the motivated patients ...Read more

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Can you tell me about having a mitrofanoff bladder reconstruction procedure?

Self catheterization: Mitrofanoff procedure consists of disconnecting appendix from the cecum & inserting between umbilicus & bladder. Used for clean intermittent bladder catheterization thru abdominal wall & bypasses the urethra. Primarily used for patients with neurogenic bladders who are unable to urinate normally. Very good for wheel chair patients, can be done in chair, avoids need to undress or females 2 lie down ...Read more

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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

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What causes ecoli to get n bladder?

See below.: Generally, for women, bacteria from feces (particularly e. Coli) gets in contact with the urethral opening. The bacteria are then able to enter the urethra and travel the relatively short distance (compared with men) to the bladder where it can cause infection - a uti. One of the best prevention strategies besides daily hygiene is to wipe front to back, not vice versa. ...Read more

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Y does bladder contracts nd expands?

Bladder: The bladder contracts down to almost nothing when it is empty. As your kidneys work it fills up to store urine until you are ready to go per. If you didn't have a bladder you would be dribbling and leaking all the time. ...Read more

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What causes a low functioning bladder?

What causes a low functioning bladder?

Muscle or nerve...: Problems. The bladder's purpose is to store urine then empty fully. If the muscle is unable to accommodate urine or squeeze to expel it, it will function poorly. The muscles are controlled by nerves, which deliver the sense of filling, then coordinate muscle contraction. Ms, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, bladder thickening, obstruction, scarring, interstitial cystitis, can affect these systems. ...Read more