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Doctor insights on: Can A Bladder Obstruction Be Fatal If Left Unchecked

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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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Symptoms of a gall bladder attack--could it be fatal?

Symptoms of a gall bladder attack--could it be fatal?

Gall Bladder Attack: Pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, worse after eating fatty food, low grade fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. If symptoms are more than intermittent, you need to see your doctor right away, to prevent complications. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause a 4 year long bladder infection? Tried macrobid, ceftin, (cefuroxime) rocephin shots, & stone removal (which was nearly fatal). Now what?

Can kidney stones cause a 4 year long bladder infection? Tried macrobid, ceftin, (cefuroxime) rocephin shots, & stone removal (which was nearly fatal). Now what?

Here are some ....: Most common recurrent UTIs in females involve lower urinary tract - bladder & urethra. Although infected kidney stone can pose a constant source of bacterial UTI, such situation is rare once the offending infected stone is completely removed and related pyelonephritis are successfully treated. So, for female recurrent UTIs, look into bladder emptying, urethral diverticulum, bladder stone, etc. ...Read more

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How serious is an occlusion of the left circumflex artery if your heart is left-side dominant? Would an MI from that likely be fatal?

How serious is an occlusion of the left circumflex artery if your heart is left-side dominant?  Would an MI from that likely be fatal?

Serious: Left dominance means the circumflex artery supplies the major back portion of the heart rather than the right artery So occlusion of this artery compromise a large area of heart muscle that can lead to death by fatal arrhythmia or by heart failure ...Read more

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What is Bladder wall thickend complications? its occurs due to obstruction of prostatitits.

What is Bladder wall thickend complications? its occurs due to obstruction of prostatitits.

Bladder wall: This is not normal. The key is to treat the prostate since it sounds like it is blocking urine flow. A Post void residual is an ultrasound test which checks to make sure your bladder is emptying correctly and is done at the urology office. ...Read more

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Retrograde urethrogram report: q 3 of 3. Impression: suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction with significant pvr. Meaning?

Retrograde urethrogram report: q 3 of 3. Impression: suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction with significant pvr. Meaning?

Urinary retention: You describe a condition consistent with urinary retention and bph, typically relieved with meds or surgery. Further evaluation needed by a urologist. Unclear why a retrograde urethrogram was performed unless suspected a stricture. ...Read more

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Retrograde urethrogram report. Q 3 of 3. At the bottom it reads- suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction with significant pvr. How serious is this?

Retrograde urethrogram report. Q 3 of 3. At the bottom it reads- suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction with significant pvr. How serious is this?

PVR and BOO: This is a serious problem that needs to be evaluated by a urologist. A retrograde urethrogram is not a test you order unless there is a history of trauma to the urethra or std(gonorrhea). In a 44 year old man a urethral stricture could be the cause for the obstruction and pvr. ...Read more

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If TUR opr doesn't work,What is the most efficient method for treating of upper urinary obstruction in ureteric orifices caused by bladder tumors?

If  TUR opr doesn't work,What is the most efficient method for treating of upper urinary obstruction in ureteric orifices caused by bladder tumors?

It depends...: Ureteric obstruction needs quick relief. This can be obtained with one or another of several options. A stent can be placed in some cases. A nephrostomy tube can be inserted to provide temporary relief. The Bladder tumor can be treated with either chemotherapy or Radiotherapy but it may take more than 1 to 2 weeks to shrink the tumor to resolve the obstruction. Your Urologist should guide you furt ...Read more

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Iam 49 m suffering from detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia bladder outler obstruction please is there any syrgery or medications for me please send me thedetail?

Iam 49 m suffering from detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia bladder outler obstruction please is there any syrgery or medications for me please send me thedetail?

Nutritional advice: You already have a urologist. If you want to correct the cause, you must try a new diet. Read one of these books and follow the advice in it: 'eat to live'; 'the china study' or 'food for life'. The movie, "forks over knives", rentable on netflix etc; &/or websites like : drmcdougall.Com will give you lots of information. The bladder is related to your diabetes most likely. Try a new diet to fix. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for urinary bladder neck obstruction?

What is the treatment for urinary bladder neck obstruction?

Let me help: Tment options vary depending on the cause of obstruction and the overall health of the patient. Alpha-blocker drug therapy can help to relax the bladder muscles. In many cases, self-catheterization may also be required. Success rates with this type of treatment can vary. If drug therapy does not help, you may need surgery. ...Read more

Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


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Occlusion (Definition)

This refers to how the teeth come together. There are 3 classifications: normal or class i, an excessive overbite or class ii, and an ...Read more