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Bladder Training Foley
Yes it can: Biofeedback, when indicated works for some, provided they are old or mature enough to follow instructions. I do not believe infants can be bladder trained. They train themselves. The concept of infants learning to relax they pelvic floor and external urethral sphincteric muscles ; at same time increasing intra-abdominal pressure is ridiculous. Fortunately most kids work it out for themselves. ...Read more
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
I believe so: Little children don't understand need to relax pelvic floor muscles or urinary sphincer to urinate. Parents may suggest that child pushes urine out squeezes abdomen. Either way child will then contract pelvic floor musles whilst trying to push urine out. This leads to poor bladder emptying ; utis. My advice is give access to potty ; tell child to make shhhh. Child will then try to duplicate sound. ...Read more
I have tried bladder training exercises and several meds-even the over active bladder patch. Is there anything I can do to prevent having accidents?
Here are some...: Remember: Mental & physical adoption & adaption for healthy lifestyle should be foundation of healthy care and precede drugs & surgery as needed. So, do: Refrain from coffee, caffeine-related drinks, spicy / acidic foods, smoking, alcohol, etc.; pee timely; moderate fluid consumption;. .. ...Read more
Can a tight bladder neck go back to normal on med and bladder training like my doc said? Or will I have until need surgery? He said try train bladder
25 y/o history of 2 pregnancies with chronic urinary incontinence. Done kegals and bladder training. Any other suggestions? Its embarassing&smelly.
See your doctor!: Lots of new and exciting treatments now are available for different types of incontinence -- outpatient, one-stitch sling procedures to cure stress (cough, sneeze) incontinence; new, effective medications with fewer side effects to treat oab (over-active bladder); and newer, more accurate, in-office testing to confirm the diagnosis and the right treatments. ...Read more
Q1: Does weight lifting and heavy training help in reducing uric acid? Q2: Is there a correlation between overactive-bladder and high uric acid?
1.Can functionality of bladder return after inability to empty bladder completely? 2.Does clamping Foley help to retrain bladder?
Possibly.: Whether bladder function can improve or not depends on the reason for the loss of function, the severity, and duration. See your urologist or a specialist in voiding dysfunction. The strategies that tend to work best involve clean intermittent catheterization, where your progress in emptying the bladder can be tracked. But ultimately, the plan should be developed based on your clinical situation. ...Read more
Urinary retention: There are a number of approaches to bladder conditioning but there are condition such as atonic bladder that will not respond. The question has to be why catheter to begin with. Prostate disease, medication, comobidities neurologic disease, diabetes. Establish cause and then focus on treatment. ...Read more
Yes but. . .: Why? Talk to your doc about what's going on in your life that would make you ask this question. Yes, the bladder can be removed, but usually only when someone has extensive bladder cancer. Frequent urinary tract infections are not enough reason for surgery. Nor urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control). You mentioned constipation which can sometimes aggravate/cause incontinence. Fix that 1st. ...Read more
It means. .: It usually means its normal. It also means the organ, in this case the bladder, is unremarkable as visualized on the specific modality under question. It also means the interpreting radiologist didn't see anything abnormal for him or her to comment on. Its usually a good thing. ...Read more
There is no: Reason to be worried about the angle of the bladder. Symptoms or problems with bladder control like leakage or frequency can sometimes be related to poor support of the bladder or urethra or can occur with totally normal anatomy. You should have a gyn evaluate you. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Periodic holding of urine can help train the bladder to hold a larger volume of urine before severe urgency occurs. However, this is not generally recommended since overstretching of the bladder can lead to compromised function. If you are bothered by how often you urinate, see your physician for evaluation. Urinary frequency is not always caused by a "small bladder". ...Read more
Possible obstruction: The bladder wall becomes thickened if it is working against resistance, such as scar tissue or narrowing of the urine channel, or in some neurological diseases. Bladder thickness is variable and it is sometimes not a problem. It can also be a tumor, but that is rare. Get a copy of the x-ray or ultrasound report that made the diagnosis and show it to your doctor or to a urologist. ...Read more
Urine storage & void: 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 is called the detrusor. ...Read more
Yes, in most cases: Need to consult with a urologist or uro-gynecologist. ...Read more
I just found out my boyfriend had bladder issues. What exactly is that like? What happens exactly?
Best to ask him: Bladder issues could include infections, interstitial cystitis, wetiing problems by night &/or day, congenital problems like bladder reflux, bladder diverticulum, bladder exstrophy, urethral valves or urethral stricture, bladder tumor, neurogenic bladder, retrograde ejaculation, he can tell you what happens to him, i.E infections, wetting etc. ...Read more
Neurogenic bladder: "lazy bladder" is just a simple way to explain "neurogenic bladder". When the muscle of the bladder does not contract the way it should it will retain urine. Common in paralyzed patients or in peripheral neuropathies, diseases of the lower spine, neurological disorders, after stroke etc. ...Read more