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Bladder Spasms During Pregnancy
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
Evaluation: "Bladder pain" of pregnancy warrants evaluation. Absent signs of infection, concern arises for pain generation from the symphysis pubis joint at the mid-anterior pelvic girdle ring, which can be torqued by loose pelvic girdle sacroiliac joints; secondary to hormone Relaxin, which is secreted during pregnancy & softens joint ligaments. See comments: ...Read more
Yes: Bladder infections can more easily progress to kidney infections during pregnancy. This is of greater concern because kidney infections may lead to preterm labor. It may also lead to a serious infection in the blood that is caused by the bacteria found in the kidney infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything possible: But not likely. If the infection remains confined to the urinary tract there is little evidence that this will be harmful to the fetus. Get better and have a great baby. ...Read more
Is it normal to cramp a little bit during pregnancy (6w2d). Usually goes away when I empty my bladder or have a bowel movement. No bleeding. Hb visible?
Cramps: Many women have cramps and pregnancy. In your case it sounds like it may be related to your bowel function. Perhaps taking MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) every day would help. Make sure you're getting prenatal care and have had a visit with the doctor to make sure you have a normal healthy pregnancy. ...Read more
Since my 1st pregnancy at 16, I've had problems with controlling my bladder. I'm now 22 and its worse. No exercises have helped, what can I do?
Talk to your OBGYN: Delivery can injure or stretch pelvic muscles/nerves. Do u lose urine just when you cough or sneeze or do you have control trouble all the time? Pay attention to this and they will help your ob/gyn determine the type of bladder issue that may be present as there are different treatment types, either medicines or surgery. Surgery is typically done after you're finished childbearing. Talk to your obg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most likely you have: Urinary tract infection. I do not see any connection between feeling to urinate and pregnancy. The most important indication about whether you are pregnant is missing your period and pregnancy related symptoms like morning sickness, engorgement of breast and others. In the absence of missing pregnancy, frequent urination is just main symptom of urinary tract infection, mainly the bladder. ...Read more
UTI vs Pregnancy: Urinary tract infection (uti)symptoms may include urine that is cloudy ; strong smelling. There may be burning with urination ; a strong urge to urinate often while only passing small amounts of urine. Urine colors may be red, brownish or pink. Uti in women may be associated with pelvic pain ; in men may be associated with rectal pain. Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; >. ...Read more
I think ive got a bladder infection but im normally due on now & still not. I've taken a pregnancy test just to b sure & its nega does it effect them?
Here are some. ..: Nowadays, doing HPT in a wk after missing the expected period & repeating it in a wk if the first test was (-) & still in doubt has become the standard to avoid second guess for pregnancy. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely for less worry for conception in the future. ...Read more
Has anyone had a bladder sling surgery for incontinence and then later on had a successful pregnancy?
Yes: Normal pregnancies can follow incontinence surgery. However, delivery can damage the incontinence repair and cause you to leak again. Repeat surgeries tend to be less effective than initial repairs. It is best to treat incontinence with conservative measures and delay surgery until you are done having children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a vaginal ultrasound miss a pregnancy 8 weeks after encounter even if you bladder was not empty?
My gp prescribed me ranmoxy 500 capsules for a cold and bladder infection, is this safe to use at 4 weeks of pregnancy?
I got my menses for these two months. Pressure on bladder & leakage when I apply pressure. Could it still be pregnancy?
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more