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Dr. Robert Harris
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Prolapsed Bladder (Definition)

An outpouching of the bladder into the vagina, due to a weakness in the tissue wall separating ...Read more


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Is mitral valve prolapse a contagious condition?

Is mitral valve prolapse a contagious condition?

No: No, the tendency for it is present at birth, so it may have a genetic or womb cause. There is even a correlation with certain finger print patterns. Finger prints form in the fetus before birth. There is nothing contagious about it. ...Read more

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25 y/o history of 2 pregnancies with chronic urinary incontinence.Done kegals and bladder training.Any other suggestions? Its embarassing&smelly.

25 y/o history of 2 pregnancies with chronic urinary incontinence.Done kegals and bladder training.Any other suggestions? Its embarassing&smelly.

See your doctor!: Lots of new and exciting treatments now are available for different types of incontinence -- outpatient, one-stitch sling procedures to cure stress (cough, sneeze) incontinence; new, effective medications with fewer side effects to treat oab (over-active bladder); and newer, more accurate, in-office testing to confirm the diagnosis and the right treatments. ...Read more

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Can mild bladder or vaginal prolapse be corrected with kegals?

Can mild bladder or vaginal prolapse be corrected with kegals?

Pelvic muscles: Although prolapse might not be reduced by increasing vaginal/pelvic muscle strength, you may be able to limit its progression. The most important time to "squeeze" is before you cough or sneeze as the force will be distributed across the muscles and not directly to your weak spots where things are prolapsing. ...Read more

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Grade 2 cystocele and rectocele grade 1-2 uterine prolapse. No sensation of heaviness etc would you repair while doing sling for stress incontenence?

Grade 2 cystocele and rectocele grade 1-2 uterine prolapse. No sensation of heaviness etc would you repair while doing sling for stress incontenence?

Probable not: If you are currently asymptomatic, i would probably not recommend repairing the cystocele or rectocele providing they are not causing any issues. That said, a number of factors go into determining whether to have surgery or not. I would suggest you discuss your options with your physician and follow their recommendation. ...Read more

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Does the bladder sling surgery stop urinary incontinence caused by Prostate surgery?

Does the bladder sling surgery stop urinary incontinence caused by Prostate surgery?

See remark: There are bladder slings that help in male incontinence following prostate surgery...but the results are not as good as when placing slings in female incontinence ...Read more

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What is the current surgical method of choice for repairing a cystocele resulting from childbirth trauma? Cystocele has resulted in stress incontinence and physical therapy with pelvic health specialist is not enough. Condition is still present 2 years a

What is the current surgical method of choice for repairing a cystocele resulting from childbirth trauma? Cystocele has resulted in stress incontinence and physical therapy with pelvic health specialist is not enough.  Condition is still present 2 years a

Colporrhaphy: The bladder can be elevated back into the normal anatomic position via surgery. Often, the uterus and rectum are falling as well. If the only repair is o the bladder, the failure rate can be quite high. After completion of childbearing, complete vaginal repairs in conjunction with a hysterectomy is generally the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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My colonoscopy identified a "prominent IC Valve" with underlying lipomatous tissue. What is an IC Valve?

My colonoscopy identified a "prominent IC Valve" with underlying lipomatous tissue.  What is an IC Valve?

Ileocecal valve: ileocecal valve is the "gate" or sphincter between small and large intestines. ask your physician whether anything needs to be followed up for the enlargement ...Read more

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My wife is 29 & is diagnosed with koch's spine with (lt) psoas abscess, paraplegia/bladder affection.She's under treatment.Will she be cured?

Koch's disease: This is tuberculosis affecting the spinal column. It can obvious extend to areas adjacent to the spinal segment(s) involved such as the psoas muscle, and can also cause interruption of nervous pathways resulting in paralysis. She will probably be cured of tuberculosis, but to what degree her neurologic impairment will reverse is very problematic and will require much time and patience. ...Read more

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How come mitral valve prolapse is associated with autonomic dysfunction?

How come mitral valve prolapse is associated with autonomic dysfunction?

Conjecture: Mitral valve prolapse w. Autonomic nervous system driven functions, e.g., shortness breath ; tachycardia. Young girls more commonly afflicted. Imo, these floppy valve persons often have joint hypermobility syndrome w. Inherited connective tissue laxity. Contiguous loose joints (pelvic sij ; sternoclavicular) impinge presacral ; stellate ganglia causing autonomic dysregulation; fibromyalgia also. ...Read more

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How old is the youngest patient you have seen with proven diabetic neurogenic bladder dysfunction? Was that patient's bladder hypo or non retractile?

How old is the youngest patient you have seen with proven diabetic neurogenic bladder dysfunction? Was that patient's bladder hypo or non retractile?

NEUROGENIC BLADDER: I had a type 24 y/o female with 500cc residuals and hypotonicity with little or no sensation and q max of 10. Timed voiding and cic helped but eventually needed cic alone with a 700 cc cap. ...Read more

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Stress incontinence. Is tvt operation safe?

Stress incontinence. Is tvt operation safe?

Very: In the hands of an experienced doc go to augs.Org to find a doc you need someone whose done at least 60 of them i've done over 500 and some docs thousands 1/4th of the nurses in our surgery dept have gotten them they can tell u who to see. ...Read more

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How is eclampsia treated by the critical care team?

How is eclampsia treated by the critical care team?

Manage symptoms: Intensivists work with the obstetricians in a multidisciplinary, multispecialty collaborative practice team. Major treatment is to treat symptoms and manage preeclampsia. Specific treatment may include control of blood pressure, drugs for seizures. The only real treatment is delivery of the baby; the ICU team helps control the symptoms until the OB believes risk/benefit is in favor of delivery. ...Read more

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Can sexual activities like ejaculation and orgasm cause worsening symptoms in patients with Spinal stenosis , Herniated disc , Bulging disc ?

Can sexual activities like ejaculation and orgasm cause worsening symptoms in patients with Spinal stenosis , Herniated disc , Bulging disc ?

Nothing permanent: Activity can affect these diseases but usually for the better. Exercise helps the problems but only a little. Bulging discs are rarely symptomatic so have at it. ...Read more