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Can You Live Without A Bladder
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
Bladder ca: Nobody can predict. Grade 3 has a higher chance of recurrence and progressive. Treatment is highly recommended but nodoby can accurately tell you a time line in this areas. It could be months to years before someone could die depending on the cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: One should try to empty their bladder every 2-3 hours to avoid bladder emptying problems in the future. Chronic overdistention may lead to inability to void in the future. In the most severe cases kidney failure can occur. I see this problem once or twice a year. "never pass up the opportunity to urinate and void frequently". ...Read more
Yes,: Removing the whole bladder with pelvic regional lymph nodes and urinary diversion (called radical cystectomy with continent (neo-bladder) or non-continent (ileal conduit) diversion is the standard care for the patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer if they are appropriate surgical candidates. If done timely and successfully, they will survive well. Detail? Ask urology surgeon! Best wish... ...Read more
Usually, not cure...: Patients with established diagnosis of overactive bladder need to realize, understand, and accept: oab is manageable, not curable; learning how to cope with is essential; adjust the extent of care in collaboration with doctor. Besides, still practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence is essential. ...Read more
Is it possible for overactive bladder to ever 100% go and return to normal? Or is it something you have to live with along with medicine etc
Meds: Medication can improve it or even get the function to normal sometimes ...Read more
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