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What can I do to improve bladder control?

What can I do to improve bladder control?

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

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 do women do to control odor from unexpected bladder problems and incontinence?

What do women do to control odor from unexpected bladder problems and incontinence?

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

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Can I get gall stones while I'm on birth control pills?

Can I get gall stones while I'm on birth control pills?

Gallstones: There is some evidence that OCPs/estrogen therapy can increase the risk of gallstones although some data suggests that increased risk may be transient and cannot be demonstrated after 10 years of use. ...Read more

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Have diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene. Dr. says likely due to birth control. Am I not able to take hormonal birth control?

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 more

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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.

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.

Operation: operation approximating suburethral tissue at bladder neck called Kelly plication helps Also abdominal operation called Marshall Marchetti operation helps ...Read more

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What can be used to control pcos besides birth control and hysterectomy?

What can be used to control pcos besides birth control and hysterectomy?

Weight loss: The majority of women with pcos are overweight. Almost all of them will experience return of normal cycles with resolution of the pcos simply with weight loss. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take birth control pills but not to control birth but for my hormonal imbalances? Like to have better skin etc.. Thanks

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 more

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What natural methods can I use to help control an overactive bladder?

What natural methods can I use to help control an overactive bladder?

Pelvic or Kegel exer: Exercises can be helpful when struggling with overactive bladder. A behavioral method called bladder retraining drills can also be very effective. Ask your primary doctor or a gynecologist or urogynecologist. ...Read more

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How long does birth control pills work until they are in effect and i wont need to use condoms?

How long does birth control pills work until they are in effect and i wont need to use condoms?

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

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Can you remove cervical polyps without having to take birth control?

Can you remove cervical polyps without having to take birth control?

Yes: There is no relationship between cervical polyps and any form of contraception. Cervical polyps are typically removed in the clinic and it is a simple and usually painless procedure. ...Read more

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How high does your blood pressure have to be before you can't get birth control pills?

How high does your blood pressure have to be before you can't get birth control pills?

It varies: High blood pressure can lead to stroke which is also a risk while taking the oral contraceptive pill. Blood pressures over 140/85 to 90 would qualify as elevated and warrant evaluation by your md as to whether to continue or start the pill. ...Read more

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How do you stop an overactive bladder quickly?

How do you stop an overactive bladder quickly?

Treat UTI if present: Exclude caffeine from diet. Try prelief to alkalinize urine. See your dr. For prescription for an anticholinergic medication such as oxybutinin er, detrol, vesicare (solifenacin) etc. ...Read more

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Can i take birth control even if i'm not sexually active?

Can i take birth control even if i'm not sexually active?

YES: If there's a good medical reason. Best to discuss it with your doctor - of if your dr already prescribed it, tell the dr why you're undecided. Drs cannot know your thoughts/plans/worries unless you share them. Good time to start. ...Read more

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Can partial central diabaetes insipidus go away or improve? Used to need ddavp (desmopressin) to control. Eventually urine started to concentrate without it. Source

Can partial central diabaetes insipidus go away or improve? Used to need ddavp (desmopressin) to control. Eventually urine started to concentrate without it.

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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

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What can I do to prevent bladder stones?

What can I do to prevent bladder stones?

Urinate: Bladder stones are caused by one's inability to empty the bladder. The best way to prevent bladder stones is to keep your bladder empty, many times requiring medication or surgery to do so. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills help pcos or will it make the situation worse?

Generally helps: Ocp's can regulate the cycle while suppressing the ovaries, both effects are beneficial for women with pco's. It is not likely that ocp's will have a negative impact on pco's. ...Read more

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Will getting tubes tied stop cysts? If not what can you do besides birth control?

Will getting tubes tied stop cysts? If not what can you do besides birth control?

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