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Does the bladder heal itself over time?

Does the bladder heal itself over time?

Yes: Our bodies as a whole usually do a great job of self-repair; as long as there is nothing to hinder the work efforts. Examples include poor nutrition, certain disease processes, certain exogenous substances and medications. ...Read more

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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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What foods can I eat to help the bladder heal?

What foods can I eat to help the bladder heal?

Pumpkin Seed Oil: While cranberry juice is great at keeping bacteria from attaching to the bladder wall, pumpkin seed oil (from pumpkin seeds) is probably the single best food for bladder health. Eating pumpkin seeds (also a great protein source) and using pumpkin seed oil are the best way to eat right for your bladder. Most people don't know about this secret wonder food for your bladder! ...Read more

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Suspect ic had no pain for aprox2 months will a cystoscopy still be acurate or does the bladder heal in between flares? (not had any utis)

Suspect ic had no pain for aprox2 months will a cystoscopy still be acurate or does the bladder heal in between flares? (not had any utis)

Why do a : Procedure if no pain? You may have gone into remission! it's just a waste of money. Doubt it would show much if you have been symptom free for 2 months! ...Read more

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What are the short term symptoms of holding in urine for a long time? Is it possible to irritate the bladder doing this? No bacteria found....

What are the short term symptoms of holding in urine for a long time? Is it possible to irritate the bladder doing this?  No bacteria found....

No problem: This should not be a problem. You don't say how long you were holding it in, or how much discomfort you had, but generally this should not create medical issues. ...Read more

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What is a white sticky dischare from the bladder?

What is a white sticky dischare from the bladder?

?infection: Tough to say without an examination and testing, but a vaginal infection is often considered infections until proven other wise. Bladder discharges are only seen in the urine as opposed to vaginal discharges. If you have a discharge when urinating from the bladder, that would need to be evaluated as well. ...Read more

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Are there foods that will help control the bladder.

No: Bladder control is a function of the sphincter. There is no food that will improve control of the bladder sphincter. It is helpful to avoid ingestion of anything that increases urine production, such as alcoholic beverages. When the bladder is full it tends to have more urine leakage. Emptying the bladder more often will result in less bladder leakage. ...Read more

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Is a tumor in the bladder dangerous?

Is a tumor in the bladder dangerous?

Can be: an early lesion found to involve mucosa only is easily treated by fulguration and intravesicle drugs such a BCG. If the tumor has penetrated into the muscularis of the bladder then surgical resection is most often effective. Should the lesion penetrate to the surface and nodes involved then chemo - radiation and possible cystectomy needed with high failure rate. ...Read more