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Bowel Pressure On Bladder
I have POTS syndrome & hypermobility syndrome. All of muscles are weak. I have trouble pooping, controlling my bladder and bowel. No doctor knows why.
Dysautonomia: 18y fem has "Hypermobility Syndrome, weak muscles, POTS, difficulty controlling bladder/bowel". Autonomic nerves are tethered at vertebral foramina & subluxing joints, especially sacroiliac joints, impinge these nerves arousing neural stimuli of smooth muscles of arteries, intestine & bladder. Dysautonomic effects manifest as patient describes. Many of these patients go on to develop Fibromyalgia. ...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 feel a slight pressure in my bladder & just had a semen like discharge when I was having a bowel movement. I'm 45. Could this be a prostate issue?
What can cause not having a urge to hav a bowel movement or having to urinate just a pressure when bladder full, complete hyst many yrs ago an cont 2da?
Have this pain often across pelvic area like stool in the intestine even if I have bowelmovment, my back pain is worse, an bladder pressure, poss causes?
See fibroid MD: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus that are hard/firm. They can press on adjacent structures to cause the symptoms that you are experiencing but this needs to be confirmed by physical exam and imaging (usually ultrasound but more precisely with MRI). Because these symptoms are non-specific and may or may not be fibroid related need to see fibroid expert to discuss/evaluate. ...Read more
Fullness in abdomen, with rectal and bladder pressure for past three months fibroids, should I be concerned?
Large fibroids: Yes you should be concerned and make a visit to a gyn physician asap. Usually symptomatic fibroids require expect evaluation to determine the best course of treatment. If your are the reproductive age and desirous of pregnancy, treatment approach is different compared to a woman who has completed her family. ...Read more
Air was forced into my penile canal. No health effects so far, except I have slight pressure in lower right abdomen. Is air trapped in bladder?
Sir, my hypotonic bladder can be emptied by abdomen pressure turp&boo 4months back cisc 5times. Is there any hope of revival even partially?
A knot is under my left ribs and in my middle upper abdomen. I can feel them when I lay on my stomach. Vague pressure on bladder sometimes. Ideas?
See below: Get this examined. This is hard to diagnose on line. ...Read more
Right side pain, moderate/severe, swelling, heat, pressure on bowels/bladder. For several days goes, then comes back. CT done divicular. Concerned??
Yes: Return to you doctor for plan to treat. Diverticula can be serious. So get back to the doctor tell him how you feel and get you treatment plan ...Read more
If I don't get enough sleep I get cramp-like pain or pressure in lower abdomen/bladder area and lower back side. What could it possibly be?
My husband has fluid build up in his abdomen and pressure and bloating he will have a procedure done to take the fluid from his belly, his blood work is normal had a ultrasound done on his gall bladder it was normal what could cause this? He isn't a heavy
Ascites: Fluid buildup in the abdomen, known as ascites, is often from liver disease, but can have many other causes. Since some of those illnesses can be serious, it is important to follow through with the work up to determine the cause. Removing some fluid is often helpful in making a diagnosis and may allow him to be more comfortable and breathe easier. Don't delay his medical care! Good luck. ...Read more
I have just very little urine and pressure on my bladder. I also have tenderness in my lower abdomen. Could this be a uti?
Yes: Infection of the bladder can give someone several symptoms including need to void frequently, urgency and burning on urination. The person may think they may very little urine coming out because the bladder is irritated and giving you the false urge to urinate before the bladder capacity is reached, so very little urine comes out each time to urinate. ...Read more
I have several lower back herniated-feels quite stiff, kidney stones and stomach issues. Can any of these cause pressure on the lower abdomen/bladder?
When I pee, there is very little urine. It's like pressure on my bladder. I also have tenderness in my lower abdomen. Could this be a uti?
Yes: Feeling like you need to urinate frequently a small amount and pain or pressure when you urinate can be signes of a bladder infection. You may may need antibiotics. Its simple to find out. Get a urinalysis. In the mean-time, drinking cranberry juice, lots of water and taking over-the-counter Azo may help. ...Read more
I have pain and tenderness when pressure is applied to center of upper abdomen. I have been tested for STDs and uti, bladder infections and every thing is negative. What else could this be?
Stomach and pancreas: Are the two main organs in the central upper abdomen, and esophagitis from reflux, peptic ulcers, or pancreatitis can all cause pain in this location, as well as occasional constipation. Relationship to eating, response to antacids taken orally and bowel movement history are all important to your doctor to help you identify the cause. UTI and STD are more likely to cause lower abdominal pain. ...Read more
Pain across upper abdomen, heavy burping and gas, pressure below shoulder blade, bloating, sore throat in morning. I also had my gall bladder removed.
Is it possible to repair a bladder and bowel prolapse without using mesh - given the issues that have developed using mesh?
It is possible: It is possible to repair bladder and bowel prolapses without the mesh, however the duration of the repair will be dependent on the tensile strength of the suture that is used. So many younger surgeons were trained using the mesh that you might have to find a older more experienced surgeon to do a repair in that fashion without the mesh. Also ask the MD what is his/her failure rates with the repair ...Read more
Surgery/inflammation: Surgery and inflammation are the usual causes of bowel adhesions. While fewer adhesions form after minimal access (laparoscopic) surgery, some still do form. Inflammatory causes of adhesions include diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, inflammation of the gall bladder. ...Read more
Over active bowel and bladder, constantly. All blood test have come back clear. Everything I eat hurts my insides. What could thisbe or what to do next?
Gastroenterologist: If you have some chronic GI issues that are not getting better on their own, you should get a consult to see a gastroenterologist. They specialize in GI issues. There are conditions that are not obvious on blood tests that require a scope with biopsies and microscopic examination. Endoscopy is a common and well tolerated procedure and may confirm a diagnosis. ...Read more
Lost bowel & bladder: "minor incontinence" is partial soiling of occasional loss of loose or watery stool, while "major incontinence" is loss of control of stool of normal consistency. In minor incontinence, consider deficient internal sphicter tone due to trauma, rectal prolapse, prolapsing hemorrhoids, drug effects, fecal impaction. Consider neurologic deficit or widespread pelvic issue when concomitant loss of urine. ...Read more
Sciatica: Yes. It is rare but when there is a very large ruptured disc that compresses not only the nerve root (sciatica) but also the spinal sac where the nerve roots travel (cauda equina or horses tail) there can be loss of bowel function and an inability to urinate. The legs will be weak and numb too. This requires urgent neurosurgical decompression to restore function. ...Read more
Ligament non support: The most common reasons for all to prolapse together is injury during childbirth, heavy lifting of objects, and a loss of the supporting ligaments and tissues of the pelvis. ...Read more
Can't feel much fullness/emptiness of bladder, bowel, stomach and ejaculation after six years of varicolectomy?
Hi James!: I believe I responded to a question from you related to this one. I encourage you to discuss these issues with your urologist. There's no direct anatomic connection between the varicooele surgery of 6 years ago and the conditions that you currently suffer from. My best wishes to you again. ...Read more
I have a bowel +bladder fistula, would an operation be need for this, and if surgery, is it keyhole or open surgery?
These fistulas: Are amongst the most difficult to treat and very rarely respond to medical therapy (that is, if you have Crohn's disease). It almost always requires surgery, and the surgical repair can be difficult and is not always successful. I'd recommend seeing an accomplished surgeon with this kind of experience. ...Read more
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