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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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Having exploratory lap for chronic right pelvic pain. Will lap cause scar tissue problems later on? What to figure things out, not add to the prob.

Having exploratory lap for chronic right pelvic pain. Will lap cause scar tissue problems later on? What to figure things out, not add to the prob.

Scar tissue: Scar tissue can occur post incision after any operation in the process of healing. Minimally invasive surgical techniques can mitigate that problem such as Laparoscopy for assessment of the chronic pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Can overactive bladder cause me to strain to get urine out? im on medication for it. Or will it be the tight bladder neck?

Can overactive bladder cause me to strain to get urine out? im on medication for it. Or will it be the tight bladder neck?

Straining: Bladder outlet obstruction is the most common cause of difficulty initiating the urinary stream, while overactive bladder usually causes urinary frequency in small amounts. Medications like Sudafed can cause difficulty urinating as can certain neurologic disorders affecting the bladder. A urologist is best qualified to advise you. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar puncture cause detrusor damage (underactive) to the bladder? Person in question has no history of bladder problems just came out of hospital with bladder problem, catheterized for life!

Can a lumbar puncture cause detrusor damage (underactive) to the bladder? Person in question has no history of bladder problems just came out of hospital with bladder problem, catheterized for life!

Unlikely butpossible: Although the risks of a lumbar puncture are very small they exist nevertheless. This includes possible permanent nerve injury including the rare potential for paralysis particularly in individuals with undetected coagulopathy. ...Read more

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If an 8 month long inflammation of the intestines lead to scarring/stenosis causing trouble passing stools, would this eventually heal on it's own?

If an 8 month long inflammation of the intestines lead to scarring/stenosis causing trouble passing stools, would this eventually heal on it's own?

Not likely : If the bowel is inflamed for a prolonged period scarring resulting a constriction or stricture or stenosis that can cause bowel obstruction or intermittent partial obstruction. Once such stricture or stenosis forms and is causing symptoms surgery almost always required to excise that stricture or cut the structured area to open up the narrowed segment (stricturoplasty). Crohn's disease ; uc cause. ...Read more

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If a child's sleep apnea caused developmental delays, the problem was solved with a t&a, how long would it take for them to catch up?

If a child's sleep apnea caused developmental delays, the problem was solved with a t&a, how long would it take for them to catch up?

Hard to say: To the extent that a child is unrested, lack of attention may cause them to fall behind their peer group in many areas of development. Improvement in their sleep quality may allow for catch-up progress over time, but this is hard to predict.If the child had other ongoing issues, or the sleep apnea was bad enough to produce some impairment, a return to normal may be difficult. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar puncture cause any long term problems? (had it 6 mos ago) Can it affect the brain or introduce new germs etc. to brain/body?

Can a lumbar puncture cause any long term problems? (had it 6 mos ago) Can it affect the brain or introduce new germs etc. to brain/body?

Not enough info: There are risks with lumbar punctures but if you were fine after the procedure and just now something is wrong it seems unlikely that it's due to the LP. Right after LPs it's common to have headaches and yes you can get an infection during the procedure but again being 6 mos out it seems unlikely to have complications develop. If u have had ongoing probs then u need to see your MD ASAP. ...Read more

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Have 0.5mm stone (cali) in bladder can it pass or best way to get rid of it as it gives burning sensation & difficulty voiding -i am on immunosuppras?

Have 0.5mm stone (cali) in  bladder can it pass or best way to get rid of it as it gives burning sensation & difficulty voiding -i am on immunosuppras?

Yes it may pass : a .5 mm stone is still in the range that you can flush it out with lots of fluid intake may still hurt so be ready try to strain your urine so you can catch it . Good luck ...Read more

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Will a Fitbit charge HR be good to keep track of arythmias ? Is it POSSIABLE that it can actually cause them to be worse due to ele current on wrist ?

Will a Fitbit charge HR be good to keep track of arythmias ? Is it POSSIABLE that it can actually cause them to be worse due to ele current on wrist ?

Neither: Fitbit Charge HR is designed to assist in helping one keep track of personal health goals. It is not a medical device, nor can it cause an arrhythmia . ...Read more

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My new doctor will soon put me on a feeding tube due to constant dysphagia which is an injury from the botox. How will this nutrition help me?

My new doctor will soon put me on a feeding tube due to constant dysphagia which is an injury from the botox. How will this nutrition help me?

PEG: A feeding tube is placed percutanously..called a PEG tube (Percutanous Endoscopic Gastrostomy). If he feels this is necessary, which is a pretty big thing by the way, then the Botox has at least temporarily interfered with your ability to swallow solid and liquid foods without taking them into your lungs. People can die from aspiration...the nutrition is to save your life. ...Read more

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I have a mild pain on the nearer to diaphram, is it respiratory problem or digestion problem or anything else? Help me to find out the solution.

I have a mild pain on the nearer to diaphram, is it respiratory problem or digestion problem or anything else? Help me to find out the solution.

Best solution: The best solution in this case is to visit your doctor, who can talk with you & examine you. Then your problem can be properly addressed. I'm sorry, but there are many causes of this kind of pain and it's impossible to know without seeing you. ...Read more

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Could my slipped disc (l3&4) be the cause of sciatic nerve pain? Would seeing a chiropractor help? I'm trying to avoid surgery as long as possible

Could my slipped disc (l3&4) be the cause of sciatic nerve pain?  Would seeing a chiropractor help? I'm trying to avoid surgery as long as possible

Sciatica: Please see your medical doctor 1st. Then you will have two opinions if you see a chiropractor next. Also search John Sarno, MD, mind body approach to pain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Bladder spasm problems? Feels like I have to go shortly after I had to go.

Bladder spasm problems?  Feels like I have to go shortly after I had to go.

Urine needs testing: To rule out a uti. May be due to overactive bladder, interstitial cystitis if not due to UTI and u r female. Possibly due to a prostate problem if u r male. ...Read more

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Daughter age 16 has bladder spasms on and off for 2 months. Cultures/urine test are negative. Our Urologist can't figure out problem. Any ideas?

Daughter age 16 has bladder spasms on and off for 2 months. Cultures/urine test are negative. Our Urologist can't figure out problem. Any ideas?

Urinary antispasmodi: Have seen this often enough in practice. Cannot explain the reason for the urinary spasms. Since u have already made sure there is no urinary infection request him to possibly try urinary antispasmodics like oxybutynin. Of course your urologist is the one to make the final decision regarding its use. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do about bladder spasms?

Please tell me what can I do about bladder spasms?

Bladder spasms: Bladder spasms are sudden painful contractions of you bladder muscle. There are multiple factors that can cause them: dietary including spicy foods, caffeinated drinks in excess, hormonal changes, damage to the bladder nerves due to spinal injury or degenerative diseases, retention of urine due to bladder out, let obstruction. Avoid spicy foods, excess caffeine, seek a urologist help. ...Read more

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Bladder spasm after spc insertion, what to do?

Here are some...: How long ago did you have SPC? Does SPC mean suprapubic cystostomy to you? If so, such-related bladder spam can be eased with judicious use of pain medication + antimiscarinic agents, but almost impossible to be free of its related discomfort or pain. Over time such pain will improve. Besides, always keep the tube positioned without obstruction by kinking and the drainage bag, always below bladder ...Read more

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Does dehydration cause painfull bladder spasm?

Can cause stomach: Or muscle cramping. Sometimes urine can become so concentrated that it is irritating to the bladder. In any case drink plenty of fluids and it should resolve. ...Read more

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Where can I find pain relief from bladder spasms?

Where can I find pain relief from bladder spasms?

Medications help: There are effective medications for bladder spasms - but it is important to make sure that the cause of your pain is correctly diagnosed. You should consult with your primary doctor or urologist or urogynecologist before starting any medication. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any pain relief from bladder spasms?

Can you tell me of any pain relief from bladder spasms?

One option: Is the possibility is botulinum toxin injections into the bladder. Find a urologist or an interventional physiatrist to discuss this as an option. We regularly did this for patients with spinal cord injuries and strokes. ...Read more

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Is toviaz (fesoterodine) safe to take for bladder spasms?

Is toviaz (fesoterodine)  safe to take for bladder spasms?

Toviaz (fesoterodine): Yes. Toviaz (fesoterodine) is intended for over active bladder. If you are truly having "spasms" and have not recently had a urologic procedure, you may need an evaluation by a urologist. ...Read more

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I had a turp 5weeks ago and still am getting bladder spasms all day long is there something that help? Thank You

I had a turp 5weeks ago and still am getting bladder spasms all day long is there something that help?  Thank You

Here are some...: Did you have irritating voiding symptoms before TURP? Remember TURP is chiefly to improve urine flow and bladder emptying if your bladder is still working well, but would not necessarily improve irritating voiding. For its care, try bladder soothing agents, avoid bladder-irritating foods/beverage, make sure of no UTI, etc. After these, you may have to wait & see as long as slowly getting better... ...Read more

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Having bladder spasm.taking spasmex 3 Tablets Daily since 2 months.i was feeling much better.but now againpain has increased.is it normal?

Having bladder spasm.taking spasmex 3 Tablets Daily since 2 months.i was feeling much better.but now againpain has increased.is it normal?

Bladder spasm: When you started the medication were you tested for a UTI or STD? Have you had urodynamic testing performed? There could be an infection or other causes that the antispasmodic medication won't help. ...Read more

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How can I reduce or get rid of bladder spasms?

How can I reduce or get rid of bladder spasms?

Medication.: The most effective way is by anticholinergic medications, which calm the bladder and reduce or eliminate bladder spasms (e.g. Oxybutinin). Of course, eliminating triggers such as stones, infection, and catheters is essential. Some patients find that avoiding caffeine, alcohol, spicy or acidic foods, chocolate, and artificial sweeteners helps. ...Read more

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Having kidney and bladder spasm with a lot of pain. What can it be?

Having kidney and bladder spasm with a lot of pain. What can it be?

KIDNEY/BLADDER SPASM: The most common cause of the symptoms you describe is uti(kidney&bladder infection), other condition is renal/ureteric/bladder calculus. You should consult your doctor or a urologist. ...Read more

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Bladder spasms after urinating even after emptying all the way?

Bladder spasms after urinating even after emptying all the way?

Irritated/overactive: Bacterial or interstitial cystitis, overactive bladder, bladder stone can all be causes, suggest you consult a urologist or uro-gynecologist. ...Read more

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What can cause a bladder spasm and ?Irritated bladder but no infection?

What can cause a bladder spasm and ?Irritated bladder but no infection?

BLADDER SPASM NO INF: You may have interstitial cystitis and you should cosult a urologist to confirm this condition and get treated. ...Read more

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What do bladder spasms feel like?

Urge to urinate: "spasms" of bladder are typically described by patients as a persistent, nagging feeling needing to urinate that is not completely relieved when actually urinating. There are different causes for this symptom including bladder infection, prior bladder surgery, neurologic condition, or non-infectious inflammation of the bladder. ...Read more

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What should I do about bladder spasms?

What should I do about bladder spasms?

Medication: Need work-upologist or uro-gynecologist, possibly to include urodynamic study, then have dr prescribe an anticholinergic medication, preferably generic. Medication shoulkd take care of this problem. ...Read more