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I have POTS syndrome & hypermobility syndrome. All of muscles are weak. I have trouble pooping, controlling my bladder and bowel. No doctor knows why.

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

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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Pressure on bladder from adhesions after a lot of bowel surgery?

Pressure on bladder from adhesions after a lot of bowel surgery?

Not sure: One could get adhesions from surgery. Bladder lives in a different space than bowel. It is possible, however, to get adhesions to bladder and this could potentially lead to symptoms. It is rare. C a urologist to discuss in person. ...Read more

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Fullness in abdomen, with rectal and bladder pressure for past three months fibroids, what to do?

Fullness in abdomen, with rectal and bladder pressure for past three months fibroids, what to do?

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

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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

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Sir, my hypotonic bladder can be emptied by abdomen pressure turp&boo 4months back cisc 5times. Is there any hope of revival even partially?

HYPOTONIC BLADDER: There are nerve stimulators that can help. Pressure testes will be nessesary to determine the poss efficacy. ...Read more

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Right side pain, moderate/severe, swelling, heat, pressure on bowels/bladder. For several days goes, then comes back. CT done divicular. Concerned??

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

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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?

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?

Electrolytes: If your work is physical, if you are dieting, if consume alcohol......Will lead to electrolyte anomaly. ...In turn causes the problem. Calcium, B12 deficiency because of other reasons also can be culprit. ...Read more

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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

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

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I have just very little urine and pressure on my bladder. I also have tenderness in my lower abdomen. Could this be a uti?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Pain across upper abdomen, heavy burping and gas, pressure below shoulder blade, bloating, sore throat in morning. I also had my gall bladder removed.

See a physician: It sounds as if you need an evaluation with laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging as well as possible endoscopy to help determine the cause of your distress. ...Read more

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How to decide the urgency for booking hysterectomy, bladder and bowel repair?

Totally depends: On your symptoms and what condition everything is in, your doc should be giving you strong guidance for that please call the gyn, or gen surgeon or whomever suggested the surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to repair a bladder and bowel prolapse without using mesh - given the issues that have developed using mesh?

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

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Why would a girl have an adhesion on her bowel and bladder?

Why would a girl have an adhesion on her bowel and bladder?

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

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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?

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

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;loss of bladder control' and 'loss of bowel control'?

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

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Is it true that haveing sciatica can effect bowel and bladder control?

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

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Bladder, uterine, and bowel prolapse together, how to tell the cause?

Bladder, uterine, and bowel prolapse together, how to tell the cause?

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

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Has it really been shown that haveing sciatica can effect your bowel and bladder control?

Has it really been shown that haveing sciatica can effect your bowel and bladder control?

Depends: If sciatica is causing incontinence (loss of bowel/bladder control) it is called cauda equina syndrome. This is considered an emergency and need to be evaluated as it could suggest a more severe compression of nerves. If this does not resolve soon, see a spine evaluation. ...Read more

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Can't feel much fullness/emptiness of bladder, bowel, stomach and ejaculation after six years of varicolectomy?

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

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I have a bowel +bladder fistula, would an operation be need for this, and if surgery, is it keyhole or open surgery?

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

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


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more