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Lap chole: Gall bladder surgery is usually a very common proceedure called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which a surgeon places 3 - 4 tiny holes in your abdomen to remove the offending organ. It is outpatient, you go home the same day and usually return to work in 1 - 3 weeks. It has been done safely since the early 90's. I am not familiar with a gall bladder flush. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
About prostatitis: Prostatitis=infection of prostate a male gland that produces fluid in semen supporting sperm. Infection can be from spread from urinary tract or epididymitis. Most common in younger men is sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia or gonorrhea. Urethra (carries urine from bladder through the penis) passes through the prostate; infected/swollen prostate prevents full emptying. Treatment = antibiotics ...Read more
Can urethritis cause an overactive bladder? What is the difference between overactive bladder and bladder spasms?
Here are some ...: Urethritis may incite a premature urge to void so the patient may void oftener than usual; after treated, urethritis-related urgency subsides, but not OAB-related. Although OAB generates urge to void, the patient still usually can make to bathroom to void; bladder spam is usually referred to the occurrence of uninhibited bladder contraction incited by catheter or poor central nerve control, etc. ...Read more
Mild inflammatory stranding in mesenteric fat adj. to urinary bladder. Mild cirum. wall thickening of bladder. Bladder distended. Self cath 30 yrs. ?
I assume these are: CT findings. These mild changes are probably of no consequence, considering you have been using cath for so many years. These finding don't explain much. Depending on the severity of symptoms for which your doctor ordered these scans, your doctor might want to order further tests. ...Read more
Can vesicare (solifenacin) or other overactive bladder medications cause urethral irritation? I've been have urethral urgency.
My Father is experiencing urinary retention, frequent urination, difficulty starting urine stream, sudden urge to urinate and prostate gland enlar...
Be checked ASAP...: Of no doubt, your father needs an urgent care to help improve his expected voiding trouble which commonly comes with many aging men. How to gel all these related care done correctly? Follow suggestions in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. Thereby, you surely gained insight on how to work well with the doctor for right care timely. Best wish to his health.... ...Read more
Absolutely: These are often symptoms of overactive bladder.Of course, it is important to be as clear as possible as to what that term means to you, as people use the same words for closely related but different conditions issues with urination, especially of incontinence, are commonly avoided out of embarassment. Be sure to discuss with your physician to clarify your particular problem and determine treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Disregarding the wonderful side effect profile of a drug, you should stop using Replens now; then, wait and see if the described symptoms are tolerable to you and you're getting better slowly but surely day by day. If not resolved as wished and expected, see Doc timely for evaluation, confirmation, and counseling for the future. ...Read more
Infection: Overactive bladders are usually related to irritation of the bladder or nerve dysfunction. When the overactive bladder is associated with a fever and this is a new problem for you, this is probably an infection. You can self treat by drinking a lot of water and trying to acidify your urine with high acidity foods like citrus fruits and tomatoes. However, if you are fevering, call your md for abx. ...Read more
Potentially: Sometimes gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis) can progress to gangrene of the gallbladder. This can be toxic to your body and even result in death. Fortunately, the treatment of of antibiotics and removal of the gallbladder is readily available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Overactive Bladder cause: constant feeling of urgency doesnt go away? occasional split stream urination?
Yes - see comments: Urgency suggests overactive bladder(OAB). However split stream suggest bladder outlet obstruction(BOO). Causes of BOO include BPH, urethral stricture, primary bladder neck obstruction, bladder neck contracture. It is common for BOO to cause OAB. BPH is present in only 8% of 30-40 year old men, so it's quite possible you don't have BOO, or have one of the other causes see http://bit.ly/1wHjHAy ...Read more