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Could a full bladder be a reason for heartburn?

Could a full bladder be a reason for heartburn?

Unlikely: Bladder is down in the pelvis and heartburn is due to reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. ...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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Male not emptying full bladder, frequent urination and pain in bladder reason?

Male not emptying full bladder, frequent urination and pain in bladder reason?

Prostate issue: Sounds like a prostate issue, may be prostatitis as enlarged prostate is unlikely at 37. It needs to be checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Is it okay to go through a nissen fundoplication for GERD after having a gall bladder removal done on me?

Is it okay to go through a nissen fundoplication for GERD after having a gall bladder removal done on me?

Yes: Yes. Once you have recovered from your gallbladder removal there is no reason why you can't have a fundoplication for reflux if your doctor feels a fundoplication is a good treatment for your reflux. ...Read more

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Everytime my GERD acts up I guess by my gall bladder/side of my ribs start hurting on and off. Any idea why? Thanks

Everytime my GERD acts up I guess by my gall bladder/side of my ribs start hurting on and off. Any idea why? Thanks

Are you certain: Of your diagnosis of gerd, and gallbladder? Biliary colic can certainly cause pain in the right upper abdomen, lateral and posterior chest and may have nothing to do with gastro-esophageal reflux. May want to talk to your doctor for a more accurate idea. ...Read more

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Fatigue, heartburn, don't have appetite, loss weight. What's the possible reason for all of this? Diagnosed with GERD 2 years ago.

Fatigue, heartburn, don't have appetite, loss weight. What's the possible reason for all of this? Diagnosed with GERD 2 years ago.

See doctor: What you described warrants a more detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests. Unintended weight loss in an adult is a cause for concern. Please see your doctor for an in-person evaluation.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Why is my saliva watery I mean its very light + I have GERD could it be the reason?

Why is my saliva watery I mean its very light + I have GERD could it be the reason?

Maybe: Gerd increases production of watery, alkaline saliva to help wash away and neutralize acidicmaterial in the eesophagus. Saliva is usually pretty watery in general. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with GERD 3 years ago by endoscopy. Is there any reason to follow-up w/ a doc or is this just something I have to learn to live with?

I was diagnosed with GERD 3 years ago by endoscopy. Is there any reason to follow-up w/ a doc or is this just something I have to learn to live with?

Barrett's screening: You should have another endoscopy once you've had symptoms ~5y - to make sure you're not developing any changes in the lining of your esophagus called Barrett's esophagus. But other than that, make lifestyle changes and take medication as needed to control your reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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Had nissenfundlication for gets over 10yrs ago. Gerd seems to be back. Btw I also have barrett esoph. Went to dr. Ct scan says hiatal hernia. Reason?

Had nissenfundlication for gets over 10yrs ago. Gerd seems to be back. Btw I also have barrett esoph. Went to dr. Ct scan says hiatal hernia. Reason?

Common: Herniation of the stomach in to the chest (hiatal hernia) is a common x-ray finding after nissen. It's clinical significance however is highly variable. I would see a surgeon with significant experience in dealing with hiatal hernia for a consultation. May need more test. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Sometimes feels short of breath for no reason. Ocassionally cough white clear mucus. Doc says acid reflux. Can gerd cause short of breath or is it copd?

Sometimes feels short of breath for no reason. Ocassionally cough white clear mucus. Doc says acid reflux. Can gerd cause short of breath or is it copd?

Cardiac or lung: 26 year old man with shortness of breath could be anything from anxiety to pulmonary or even cardiac condition.
It is important to be seen by your doctor who will ask you several questions regarding the situation that provoked the shortness or breath and other associated symptoms and will examine your heart and lungs and may recommend EKG as well as breathing test to narrow the diagnosis ...Read more

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Spotting 2 weeks before period & I've been leaking clear fluid randomly. I have heartburn, & my breasts fill full. What is the reason for my symptoms?

Spotting 2 weeks before period & I've been leaking clear fluid randomly. I have heartburn, & my breasts fill full. What is the reason for my symptoms?

GYN/medical: I suggest that you will need both a comprehensive GYN and medical examination with specific blood testing to answeryour questions. For the heartburn try OTC antacids and omperazole. ...Read more

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What to do when bladder is full and penis is erected and you are unable to urinate normal? And the reason?

What to do when bladder is full and penis is erected and you are unable to urinate normal? And the reason?

Normal physiology: Bladder neck contracts when U have erection. Thus semen passes down urethra, rather than backwards, when U ejaculate. Thus urination difficult, & in some impossible, during erect state ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a full bladder cause leg cramps?

Please tell me, could a full bladder cause leg cramps?

Unheard of, specif -: Ically by me. Cannot think of any connection between the 2, except irritation of the nerves in the pelvis by the full bladder. If that happens, I am sure its very rare, as the full bladder will be relieved, much much before the cramps can occur. I have never heard of this, though.
Maybe a urologist could educate us. ...Read more

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Could a "full" bladder on CT with contrast of abdomen & pelvis be confused or misread as bladder cancer/tumor/problems?

Could a "full" bladder on CT with contrast of abdomen & pelvis be confused or misread as bladder cancer/tumor/problems?

Probably Not: Part of the intent of using contrast on a ct scan of the pelvis is to "fill the bladder" this allows us to see if there is thickening of the bladder walls, or filling abnormalities among other things. It's unlikely that a full bladder represents problems, unless the problem is one of emptying the bladder. Then a reason must be sought if the bladder doesn't empty normally. ...Read more

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Continuous feeling of full bladder even if just emptied. Negative preg test and clean urine test. What could it be?

Continuous feeling of full bladder even if just emptied. Negative preg test and clean urine test. What could it be?

Uterine pressure: The uterus may be enlarged and lying on top of the bladder creating the sensation that you feel. Have a MD do a pelvic exam or ultrasound to check the uterine size. ...Read more

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When I wake up in the middle of the night my back hurts when I take a deep breath, could this be caused by a full bladder?

Yes, possible VUR: Having a full bladder may cause lower back pain. For example, there is a condition called vesicouretral reflux (vur) in which urine "backs up" from the full bladder through the ureters and into the kidneys. It can be diagnosed via ultrasound and other procedures. More information: http://kidney. Niddk. Nih. Gov/kudiseases/pubs/vesicoureteralreflux/#what. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could it mean if I woke up this am with a painfully full bladder and after urinating the pressure has stayed all day?

What could it mean if I woke up this am with a painfully full bladder and after urinating the pressure has stayed all day?

Get evaluated.: It can be very difficult to tell without a workup whether you are experiencing problems with voiding (expelling urine), or having problems with a lingering sensation of bladder fullness. First see your primary care physician to rule out any obvious issue with urination. If any more subtle problems with voiding are found, a urologist will be able to make sense of your symptoms and offer relief. ...Read more

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Could you possibly reach orgasm only with a full bladder?

Could you possibly reach orgasm only with a full bladder?

Occasionally: Most people prefer to have sex with an empty bladder. A full bladder hastens onset of orgasm for many but very occasionally there is an individual who feels they can only achieve orgasm with a full bladder. ...Read more

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The right side of my bladder hurts even when I don't have a full bladder, what could it be?

The right side of my bladder hurts even when I don't have a full bladder, what could it be?

? stone or other: It could be a stone. The bladder is next to your abdominal cavity so it could be an appendix issue or something else. I'd get checked out. ...Read more

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Are fibroids palpable if you are not full bladder?

Are fibroids palpable if you are not full bladder?

Can be: Feeling a fibroid depends on its size and location and not whether or not your bladder is full. To be felt the fibroid has to be big enough and be located in the front part of the uterus. Because the bladder is located in front of the uterus, these fibroids will often compress the bladder to cause increase urinary frequency and nocturia (waking up at night to urinate). ...Read more

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Do a girls orgasms feel better to her if she has a full bladder?

Maybe, probably not: Having a very full bladder is usually unpleasant. In fact, it may be unpleasant enough to prevent you from having an orgasm. Some women claim to have intense pleasure when they urinate during an orgasm (which is not the same as female ejaculation). Furthermore, having a full bladder during sex may lead to incontinence during sex which may cause a problem for some people. ...Read more

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Does having a full bladder make you leak during masturbation?

A major factor!: Any orgasm in either sex involves pelvic floor muscle contractures, which can cause bladder leakage. ...Read more

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How come I need to have a full bladder when I have radiation treatments?

How come I need to have a full bladder when I have radiation treatments?

Radiation: Now a days we have imrt (intensity modulated radiation treatments) that provide more intense, localized treatment to the organ or area that is receiving the radiation. If you are receiving radiation to your cervix/uterus or prostate in males it will keep the majority of the bladder well from getting exposed and also will push the large and small bowel away from the area of radiation. ...Read more

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I have an urge to pee and a full bladder feeling but it feels like it's on one side?

I have an urge to pee and a full bladder feeling but it feels like it's on one side?

Here are some. ..: Now that you experience significant urinary symptoms, you need to objectively confirm the clinical suspicion by further reviewing detailed Hx + proper physical exam + testing as needed such as urinalysis, residual urine, etc. So to deduce possible Dx and receive reasonable Rx timely. So, proceed with the plan above. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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How come I need to have a comfortably full bladder when I receive a radiation treatment?

Radiation treatments: Now a days we have imrt (intensity modulated radiation treatments) that provide more intense, localized treatment to the organ or area that is receiving the radiation. If you are receiving radiation to your cervix/uterus or prostate in males it will keep the majority of the bladder well from getting exposed and also will push the large and small bowel away from the area of radiation. ...Read more

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Yesterday got sharp pains lower left ab with full bladder. Emptied, pain gone. Today, very tender same area. Not a cyst, etc. Had hyst/bso 4 yrs ago.?

Yesterday got sharp pains lower left ab with full bladder. Emptied, pain gone. Today, very tender same area. Not a cyst, etc. Had hyst/bso 4 yrs ago.?

Retaining urine: Results in stretching of the bladder and compression of surrounding tissues. This commonly causes pain that is relieved by emptying the bladder. It is not unusual for there to be some tenderness of the area later due to inflammation. Try to avoid retaining urine which increases the risk of infections and can cause more serious problems. ...Read more

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Does a full bladder effect a mans erection?

Does a full bladder effect a mans erection?

Yes: Definitely a full bladder can affect erection. Your bladder is trying to remove the fluid and the only way to get out is to open the urethra, which if having an erection will be less open. You can definitely have both, but if your bladder is trying to empty it makes it more difficult to attain an erection. ...Read more

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Do orgasms feel better with a full bladder?

Do orgasms feel better with a full bladder?

Maybe, maybe not: Having a full bladder is generally not a very pleasant sensation. Furthermore, it is possible that you will lose control of your full bladder during sex which could be messy. On the other hand, you can try it and decide for yourself. You might want to lie on a few towels just in case you do lose control. Mattresses are very expensive! ...Read more

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When you go for an ultrasound are you supposed too have a full bladder?

Depends: If the ultrasound is specifically to check the bladder for tumors - a full bladder is sometimes helpful. Otherwise, an empty bladder is almost always preferred. ...Read more

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Are fibroids better palpable if your full bladder?

Are fibroids better palpable if your full bladder?

Sometimes: Not to the doctor vaginally, but a full bladder will make them easier to sense as they will increase the amount of pressure on your bladder, if small it may make them actually harder to feel. ...Read more

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How much do you need to drink to have a full bladder during an ultrasound?

32 ounces water: Typical instructions are to drink 32 ounces of water and be finished drinking one hour prior to exam. Cannot urinate until after exam. ...Read more

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Why does my full bladder feel pain after I empty it during the night? Also, I wake up and pee at least once a night, is that ok?

Why does my full bladder feel pain after I empty it during the night? Also, I wake up and pee at least once a night, is that ok?

Ok: But don't wait too long. Avoid drinking fluids soon before sleeping u may not have to get up at nite ...Read more

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Right flank pain intensified with full bladder.

Right flank pain intensified with full bladder.

They're Connected: The bladder is connected to the flank (kidney) via the ureter, so this is likely involved. There is more to your story, which might help figure this out: history of kidney stones? History of bladder infections or kidney infections? My best guesses based on your story are that you either have (1)reflux of urine from the bladder back up the ureter or (2) a stone in the ureter. See a urologist. ...Read more

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Is an internal pelvic ultrasound as accurate as one with a full bladder.

Typically better: Internal, otherwise known as transvaginal, ultrasound is usually more accurate since the tranducer is closer to the uterus and ovaries. ...Read more

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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Indigestion (Definition)

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