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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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What are the tests for bladder incontinence?

What are the tests for bladder incontinence?

History, exam, labs: History and physical are probably most important. You should also have a urine test. I often check a simple flow test with residual to make sure the patient is emptying. Urodynamics for more complex patients and cysto if i'm planning surgery (look in the bladder). For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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Is loss of bladder control the same thing as incontinence?

Is loss of bladder control the same thing as incontinence?

Yes: There are several types of incontinece, urge, stress and overflow. Urge incontinence may require medication. Stress incontinence may respond to exercise or a quick in office procdure called renessa. Other surgeries are more extensive. Timed voiding, justy emptying your bladder every your or 2 can go a long way toward managing the problem. Renessa is new. You can contact me about it. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for incontinence surgery for dropped bladder ?

What is the recovery time for incontinence surgery for dropped bladder ?

Depends: It depends on if the surgery is done only to correct incontinence, or if you have repair of prolapse (dropping). Also, it depends on what type of activities you want to do. In general the healing to return to most daily activities is 2-6 weeks. Heavy lifting or strenuous exercise may have to be delayed for several months because it takes the body this long to form scar tissue. ...Read more

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Have had severe bladder spasms/incontinence after uretoscopy april 3rd. Been on several diff meds. Will this ever get better. No kids btw?

Have had severe bladder spasms/incontinence after uretoscopy april 3rd.  Been on several diff meds.  Will this ever get better. No kids btw?

Seems a bit long for: Just irritation from your procedure. Consult the provider who performed the procedure for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bowel incontinence?

What are the causes of bowel incontinence?

Many: There are many causes of incontinence, or loss of control of bowel function. Neurologic injury, such as spinal trauma; neurologic disease such as ms; injury to the sphincer muscle by surgery or even childbirth can cause this as well. ...Read more

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Tell me about bladder sling for incontinence ?

Tell me about bladder sling for incontinence ?

Treats incontinence: A sling is a device that is placed below the urethra - tube that drains the bladder - to prevent leakage of urine. Slings can be mesh, biologic materials like pig skin or can be made from your own tissue. Slings are used to treat stress incontinence or leaking that is associated with activities like coughing, sneezing or jumping. ...Read more

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Why does my overactive bladder cause incontinence?

Why does my  overactive bladder cause incontinence?

Several reasons: Overactive bladder means the bladder is sending signals that you need to go. Sometimes the signal is too much to hold back and the bladder contracts. If your urinary sphincter can't hold it back then you leak. That's called urge incontinence. Sounds like you need to get checked out by your doctor or a urologist. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Why have my overactive bladder and incontinence worsened with wt gain?

Why have my overactive bladder and incontinence worsened with wt gain?

Bladder pressure: Increase in weight, particularily abdominal obesity, can increase pressure on the bladder. This increase pressure may exacerbate symptoms of overactive bladder and incontinence. ...Read more

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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more