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What are gall bladder surgery and gall bladder flush?

What are gall bladder surgery and gall bladder flush?

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

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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Do apples help to flush out gall bladder stones?

Do apples help to flush out gall bladder stones?

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

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Had colostomy surgery for colon/bladder fistula. Have a super pubic catheter from previous. Since surgery the cath hasn't drained - bladder flush?

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

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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.

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

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How is it possible to get bladder cancer, since your bladder always flushes itself clean?

How is it possible to get bladder cancer, since your bladder always flushes itself clean?

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

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When botox is used on the bladder is there any way to help flush it out of your system/ help it wear off faster?

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

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If I had a bladder infection for a week can I still flush it out with drinking more liquid?

UTI for a week: If you have had a UTI for a week, "flushing" it out does not appear to be working. Go to a physician and get our urine cultured and get started on the appropriate antibiotic. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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

Only need one: When one ovary is removed, the other takes up the slack, but at your age, it is not surprising that you are having menopausal symptoms. I presume they could be exacerbated by your surgery. Talk to your doctor about hormone replacement if you are suffering. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Likely from injectio: During surgery medications were given by IV most likely you have inflammation of the veins apply warm compresses will help you will subside in few days and speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a tipped bladder?

What is a tipped bladder?

Cystocele: This probably refers to a dropped bladder or cystocele. ...Read more

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Is a leaky bladder fixable?

Yes often: There are several causes for urinary incontinence and the treatments are very different depending on the cause. The good news is that an effective solution can be found in 80% or more of cases. Consult a urologist if you are male and a urogynecologist if you are female. ...Read more

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What is bladder instillation?

Medication into blr: Medication is introduced into the bladder via a catheter. ...Read more

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How to check bladder problem?

How to check bladder problem?

Talk to your doc.: There are many tools for investigating bladder problems, but like anything in medicine you need to talk to the doctor so that they may be selected and applied in the right sequence to make you better. ...Read more

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How much can your bladder hold?

How much can your bladder hold?

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

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Can you have your bladder removed?

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

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How can I treat a bladder problem?

How can I treat a bladder problem?

Depends.: I didn't mean it that way. The treatment would depend on the problem - overactive or underactive. Do you tend to leak urine or retain urine? ...Read more

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