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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


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Besides patient history of gait issues, are there any clinical signs of tumor in cervical spine?

Besides patient history of gait issues, are there any clinical signs of tumor in cervical spine?

From none to many: A tumor may be present without any symptoms to a variety including gait and spasticity issues, balance problems, numbness, tingling, weakness, dexterity issues, bowel/bladder issues, headache, pain in the neck and/or extremities, handwritng changes to name a few. ...Read more

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What are signs& symptoms of prostate cancer father has history of prostate& bladder ca

What are signs& symptoms of prostate cancer father has history of prostate& bladder ca

Sx of Prostate Cance: Many prostate cancers produce no noticeable signs and symptoms until late in their course. A psa or other lab test can serve as a useful screen, but imaging and tissue sampling biopsy studies are required, as is a thorough physical exam. It would be best to consult a urologist. ...Read more

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What are the risks of urinary incontinence surgeries?

What are the risks of urinary  incontinence surgeries?

Also depends: Risk of any surgery depends on age and other health conditions. Older and more health issues, higher the risk of heart attack, stroke and even death. With incontinence surgery, specifically, injury to bladder, ureter, bowel and blood vessels. Infection, blood transfusion, though rare. Urine retention, "can't pee". These are a few, the consent form is a full page, small print. ...Read more

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Are urethral stents a good way of controlling the urinary symptoms of bph?

Are urethral stents a good way of controlling the urinary symptoms of bph?

No: I would not recommend a urethral stent unless you have other medical problems that would be contraindications to traditional prostate enlaregement surgery. ...Read more

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What causes arthritis in people without a family history of the condition?

What causes arthritis in people without a family history of the condition?

There are over 150 +: There are a variety of many types of arthritis. The term is not a single problem but encompasses many different types. Most of these 150 + do not run in families but some risk factors can be inherited. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 26 year old with no family history of colon cancer and no genetic disorders having colorectal cancer or polyps?

What are the chances of a 26 year old with no family history of colon cancer and no genetic disorders having colorectal cancer or polyps?

Very low: However, I am curious why you ask. I suspect it is because of rectal bleeding (mentioned in your conditions), which is a medical problem you need to get evaluated right away, to find out what is causing it. Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical, and to get properly evaluated for your rectal bleeding and any other medical problems you may have. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Stress incontinence?

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What are the risk factors for Stress incontinence?

Here are some...: Its risk factors may include, not limited, aging, childbirth, obesity, prior pelvic injury by surgery or trauma, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fecal incontinence?

Fecal Incontinence: Fecal Incontinence is not being able to hold in stool. May happen with soft, or formed stool. May be small amounts or large amounts. May be associated with sudden urge to have a bowel movement or may be associated without any sensation. Recommend follow up with gastroenterologist. colorectal doctor, urogynecologist, or proctologist.... ...Read more

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What are the common symtoms of urge incontinence?

What are the common symtoms of urge incontinence?

Urge Incontinence: Incontinence that is caused by a sudden urge to go and unable to make it to the bathroom is urge incontinence. Kegel and pelvic floor exercises can help with holding it in. There are many causes of urge incontinence. You should see a urogynecologist or urologist for a full work up. Further information can be found at www.voicesforpfd.org. ...Read more

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What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

Heart disease: Familial disease is only one category of disease. Acquired heart disease has infectious, metabolic, toxic, immunologic, oncologic, endocrine and other causes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of urinary incontinence in males?

Pain & Frequency: Pain with urination and urinary frequency are the most common symptoms. Utis are uncommon in males, so this should be discussed with his doctor. Also, recurrence may indicate an anatomical problem and would need a work up. ...Read more

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What type of doctor tests for endometriosis of the bladder or bowel?

What type of doctor tests for endometriosis of the bladder or bowel?

Skilled gynecologist: A gynecologist experienced in the surgical treatment of endometriosis - which is best performed via laparoscopic excision or "cutting out" using special electrosurgical instruments - should be able to identify and treat endometriosis wherever it may be located. ...Read more

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Children urinating in the bed with history of serial abuse?

Children urinating in the bed with history of serial abuse?

R/O UTI first: If it is not familial enuresis with a negative family history, it could be a urinary tract infection or even as simple as too much nighttime fluid intake. The child needs to be seen and examined by a pediatrician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Stress incontinence?

Here are some...: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) brings unwanted urine leakage right at the moment of straining physical activities such coughing, sneezing, jumping, lifting, running, etc. resulting directly in embarrassingly wetting underwear & pants and indirectly in limiting personal and withdrawing social activities, ... a long list of far-reaching effects. ...Read more

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Leaking Urine (Definition)

Whenever a person cannot control the Urine and it leaks out ...Read more