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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 more
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
Not supported: I have been reading more and more about "gallbladder flush". There really is no supportive evidence to show this works, exists, or how it could work. Be very cautious looking for treatments that you presume success by reviewing your stool...Alot of biochemical processes occur between mouth and anus, that does not mean you have cleared your liver/gallbladder: http://goo. Gl/5l7ya. ...Read more
Had colostomy surgery for colon/bladder fistula. Have a super pubic catheter from previous. Since surgery the cath hasn't drained - bladder flush?
Call your surgeon: While it seems likely that flushing may resolve a suprapubic catheter that is not draining, it is critical that you contact your surgeon for advise. This it sounds like the surgery was fairly recent and because your repair may be adversely affected if the flush is done incorrectly (and if the flushing does not work, your surgeon will need to see you anyways), best to put him/her on alert. ...Read more
Is a gall bladder flush safe for my 11 year-old? My son's appendics almost ruptured and was removed in september. At the time a gall stone showed up as well on his x-ray. I would much rather do a flush that is safe than have him go through surgery again.
There: There is nothing in authentic medical literature that refers to a "gallbladder flush." I have had several patients mention this to me and my advice is to not do this. Causing a gallstone to pass can be more harmful and dealy than not. I agree with the other surgeons taht if he is symtomatic from this then treatment would be laparoscopic cholecystectomy. ...Read more
Toxins: Although the bladder is always "flushing itself", it still holds urine for an extended period of time when you hold your urine for several hours between voids. It is felt that during this period of time, the carcinogens exposed to bladder can promote cellular damage and eventually lead to bladder cancer since they are in continuous contact wit the bladder lining. ...Read more
When botox is used on the bladder is there any way to help flush it out of your system/ help it wear off faster?
Duration of Boto: Botox usually lasts 2-4 months. There is no known method of causing it to wear off faster. ...Read more
Just had right ovary removed, will my hormone level remain the same? As I feel very tearful. Hot flushes worse then last week ect. I also had bladder r
Is water good for kidneys & bladder as a means to filter toxics? Is it true it's vital to drink lots of water in the morning to flush out the filth?
In short, Yes: About one ounce of water per kilogram of body weight (if you weigh 150 pounds, 75 ounces of water -- 9 cups) is considered appropriate. There is "water" in many things however, so it doesn't have to be just free water. It is good for kidneys, bladder, heart, colon and your skin. You should drink throughout the day, not just morning! ...Read more
I have had facial flushing for the past 6 months. Gall bladder removed 1 week ago. Flushing still, pain in mid back. Palpitations. No carcinoid. Help?
Rheumatology: Go to see a rheumatologist he or she can sort it out for you. Good luck! ...Read more
I had lap gall bladder surgery 2 days ago. This a.M. Both outer upper arms are red, flushed and warm to the touch. They also feel sore.?
Adult -> 5 - 600mL: (17 - 20 oz) calculation for children is to add 2 to their age in years ; express it in oz. Thus normal bladder volume for a 5-year-old is 7 oz or 210ml, 12 oz or 350 ml for a ten-year-old. Teen-agers have an adult size bladder. Full-term newborn babies have about a 50 - 60 ml bladder capacity, just about 2 oz. Of course some adults can stretch their bladders to hold a liter. ...Read more
Yes but. . .: Why? Talk to your doc about what's going on in your life that would make you ask this question. Yes, the bladder can be removed, but usually only when someone has extensive bladder cancer. Frequent urinary tract infections are not enough reason for surgery. Nor urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control). You mentioned constipation which can sometimes aggravate/cause incontinence. Fix that 1st. ...Read more