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Doctor insights on: Bladder Spasms During Pregnancy

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Does the bladder shift during pregnancy?

Does the bladder shift during pregnancy?

Yes!: As the uterus enlarges, other organs and structures in the body are shifted or moved to make way for the growing size of the uterus. ...Read more

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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What to do about really bad bladder pain during pregnancy, help!?

What to do about really bad bladder pain during pregnancy, help!?

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

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Bladder infection during pregnancy?

Bladder infection during pregnancy?

Yes--: It is rather more common to have bladder infections during pregnancy---and it is important that you seek treatment asap because bladder infections/vaginal infections are known to cause increased risks of premature labor... ...Read more

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Are bladder infections cause for greater concern during pregnancy than not?

Are bladder infections cause for greater concern during pregnancy than not?

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 more

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Can bladder infections harm my unborn baby during pregnancy?

Can bladder infections harm my unborn baby during pregnancy?

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

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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?

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

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Are bladder spasms normal in early pregnancy?

Are bladder spasms normal in early pregnancy?

Not really: In early pregnancy it is not typical for patients to complain about bladder spasm. I would schedule a follow up visit to be tested for bladder infections. Urinary tract infections are very common in pregnancy ...Read more

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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 more

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Do you have to let your void rest in your bladder a certain time before taking a pregnancy test?

Do you have to let your void rest in your bladder a certain time before taking a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy test: No. Many years ago, home tests required "first morning urine" as they were less sensitive. It does not make a difference these days. ...Read more

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Why does my bladder feel like I have to pee but don't possible pregnancy?

Why does my bladder feel like I have to pee but don't possible pregnancy?

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

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Can pregnancy cause heavy discharge and real bad adominal and bladder pain?

Should not: Pregnancy should not cause these symptoms. You need to see a doctor to be evaluated for vaginal infections causing the discharge and a possibly bladder infection ...Read more

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I have 5 children, increasing loss of mobility with each pregnancy. Now unable to hold or control my bladder and bowels. Extreme pain. Any suggestion.

Pelvic relaxation: Loss of bladder and bowel control after multiple pregnancies suggests a pelvic floor relaxation problem with loss of anal and bladder sphincter control as most likely. You need to see a gynecologist for a more detailed history and exam. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between early pregnancy signs and bladder infection signs?

How to tell the difference between early pregnancy signs and bladder infection signs?

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

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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?

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

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Has anyone had a bladder sling surgery for incontinence and then later on had a successful pregnancy?

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 more

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My gp prescribed me ranmoxy 500 capsules for a cold and bladder infection, is this safe to use at 4 weeks of pregnancy?

My gp prescribed me ranmoxy 500 capsules for a cold and bladder infection, is this safe to use at 4 weeks of pregnancy?

Should be quite safe: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the foetus but there are no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women. Amoxicillin, unless you are allergic to penicillin derivatives, should be OK during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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