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Can't Control Bladder
See a urologist.: If you are having urinary symptoms or bladder control issues, it is important to see if there is an identifiable cause. Urologists are experienced with the causes of urinary urgency, frequency, weak stream, or leakage, and can offer effective treatments to decrease urinary bother. I recommend going to the doctor with a 2-day bladder diary; note when and how much you drink, void, and leak. ...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
Perfume: Not down there though, to cover the odor. That's why some women seem to use to much perfume. Unlike some men they know how much to use (lol) they just overdue it to mask. If its enough to cause odor though its usually time to get it fixed. ...Read more
Have diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene. Dr. says likely due to birth control. Am I not able to take hormonal birth control?
Question diagnosis: It may be very tiny and you do not have to do anything. It is usually a widening of the space in your diaphragm thru which yr esophagus goes from yr chest to yr stomach. If yr not having symptoms ("heartburn") leave well enough alone. Don't make everything into a problem that has to be fixed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of procedure(s) can correct urinary incontinence if Oxybutin doesn't work? Can't hold my bladder long enough to make it to bathroom.
Can I take birth control pills but not to control birth but for my hormonal imbalances? Like to have better skin etc.. Thanks
Yes: Talk to your doctor about the pros and cons (nothing is entirely without risks or side effects), and they can prescribe for you if you decide this is right for you. If hormones aren't the right answer, there are other options for treating acne, unstable mood, cramps and other symptoms often relieved by birth control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Birth Control: Hello AndreaA299. Some package inserts advise protection after 7 days but I advised condoms for at least a month after initiating a contraceptive. For maximum protection against pregnany and the only available protection against sexually transmitted diseases, I suggest condom use each and every time even after that first month. For consults, my link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd code PNYTKV. ...Read more
Will taking birth control pills affect the ability to get pregnant in the future once I'm not taking them anymore?
See below: You can get sensitive breasts with some bcps. ...Read more
Can partial central diabaetes insipidus go away or improve? Used to need ddavp (desmopressin) to control. Eventually urine started to concentrate without it.
Diabetes insipidus: If it does happen I must confess I cannot recall I have that happening. Hopefully you have done well without for a while. That said, please bring this to the attention of your doctor who will take your history, examine you, and order labs. ...Read more
No: Having your fallopian tubes tied prevents your eggs from traveling to the uterus, and prevents pregnancy, however it doesn't do anything to the ovary, so if you have problems with ovarian cysts it will not help with that. Sorry. Birth control pills are the usual treatment for recurring cysts. ...Read more
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