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Doctor insights on: Bladder Spasm Problems On A Road Trip Impossible To Suppress

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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