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How do lumbar disc herniations cause bladder retention?

How do lumbar disc herniations cause bladder retention?

Nerve impingement: If a disc herniation is severe enough, it can lead to neurologic issues because of nerve compressions. Therefore, a disc hernation can potentially lead to pain, change in bowel function, and change in bladder function - including urinary retention.

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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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In what way can lumbar disc herniations cause bladder retention?

In what way can lumbar disc herniations cause bladder retention?

Cauda Equina: Syndrome when a disc in the lumbar region herniates and compresses the sac of nerves known as the thecal sac or even the end of the spinal cord known as the conus with enough pressure to cause the bladder not to function usually associated with numbness in the region where you would sit on a horse's saddle-saddle anesthesia. This is a true emergency and needs immediate evaluation and surgery.

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Now have another herniated disk above fusion. I am experiencing back leg and knee pain numbness and tingling bladder and bowel retention?

Now have another herniated disk above fusion. I am experiencing back leg and knee pain numbness and tingling bladder and bowel retention?

Cauda Equina: Inability to urinate is an emergency. I would make sure you don't have what is called cauda equina syndrome. Unfortunately this requires surgery to correct. Ofetn times the nerves are just bruised abit and the signals aren't being sent quick enough, you may need an epidural steroid injection to relieve this irritation. Either way, I would see a pain/spine specialist to evaluate your options.

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I have ddd and herniation at L5 s1 and this along with bulging discs overall the lumbar spine shows on MRI with urinary retention incontinence and fec?

I have ddd and herniation at L5 s1 and this along with bulging discs overall the lumbar spine shows on MRI with urinary retention incontinence and fec?

You need to go to: The nearest emergency room now to get evaluated by a neurosurgeon or orthopaedic spine surgeon to rule out what is known as a cauda equina syndrome which is a true surgical emergency if there is nerve compression in your spine leading to your symptoms. Your outcome is critically related to how soon surgery is done in relation to when your symptoms began if there is nerve compression.

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28 year old female with spinal stenosis, 2 lumbar disc herniations and severe sciatica accompanied with conjoined lumbosacral nerve roots, need help!?

28 year old female with spinal stenosis, 2 lumbar disc herniations and severe sciatica accompanied with conjoined lumbosacral nerve roots, need help!?

Pain doc: Should be able to help. An interventional pain doc can offer you some simple, safe relief from the pain you must feel. Find a pain fellowship program near you. Http://www. Spinalinjection. Org/? page=instructors;hhsearchterms=%22pain+and+doctor%22.

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Is bladder retention and ruptured disc related?

Is bladder retention and ruptured disc related?

Possibly: Possibly it depends on both the acuity an the location of the herniated disc. Spinal shock can cause urinary retention in the early stages of spinal injury. Low lumbar and sacral injuries can result in long term urinary retention.

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I have neurogenic detrusor dysfunction bladder retention; self-cath since 2014. Had a cauda equina nodule when this began. I have diagnosis of: CIDP, spine neuropathys, spurs, degenerative discs, chronic systemic lyme. Any type cure for my retention?

I have neurogenic detrusor dysfunction bladder retention; self-cath since 2014. Had a cauda equina nodule when this began. I have diagnosis of: CIDP, spine neuropathys, spurs, degenerative discs, chronic systemic lyme. Any type cure for my retention?

Bladder issues, Lyme: What is your diet like & how much do you weight? Have you been checked for diabetes? Bladder issues can be related to diabetes, autoimmune diseases, diet issues. There are many treatment options for Lyme. Consult with us to solve the issue.

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Is there any effective natural treatments and / or diets for bladder retention caused by enlarged prostate and a "lazy"bladder.?

Is there any effective natural treatments and / or diets for bladder retention caused by enlarged prostate and a "lazy"bladder.?

LAZY BLADDER: Treatments are usually aimed at keeping infections away. This can be done with vitamin c and methanamine. This assumes there is no blockage still. Many people simply catheterize to empty the residual urine 2-3x/day.

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What can cause urinary retention in the a.M? Very difficult to urinate even w/ a full bladder, and takes several minutes 2 evacuate, no other symptoms.

What can cause urinary retention in the a.M? Very difficult to urinate even w/ a full bladder, and takes several minutes 2 evacuate, no other symptoms.

Bladder outlet issue: It is not unusual to have issues emptying your bladder when it is most full, due to overstretching. Recommend discussing this with your physician as an enlarged prostate can also play a role. There are several options to help alleviate the problem once diagnosed, depending on the factors causing it.

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Bladder retention appeared when I began using Depakote in 1999. Never considered the cause--not listed side effect. Why continued when later listed?

Yes it is reported: There was a study of 27, 713 patients who were Depakote users and 93 people that is 0.34%had urinary retention. Urinary retention is reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain and osteoporosis.

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What causes bladder retention?

What causes bladder retention?

Many reasons: A lazy bladder (atony) due to neurological cause or medicine. Also block like big prostate or narrow urethra. See urology.

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Does baclofen work fast for bladder retention?

It can: Baclofen is a skeletal muscle relaxant. If the retention is caused by non-relaxing pelvic floor muscles, then a muscle relaxant such as Baclofen can be very effective and can start to work within a few days.

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How much urine should be in the bladder after voiding? Doing cic for chronic bladder retention and waiting on my follow up with urologist.

Ideally zero: Ideally one should empty the bladder completely with each void. We generally recommend cic at intervals sufficient to keep the post-void residual volume less than about 250 cc. Intervals range from once daily to every 4 hours, depending on post-void residual volume.

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I am having the same problem. Have also had many kidney and UTI infections in the past. I alo have bladder retention and they can't figure out what is causing it.?

I am having the same problem. Have also had many kidney and UTI infections in the past. I alo have bladder retention and they can't figure out what is causing it.?

Need more info: You need expert opinion on voiding dysfunction. Urinary retention can be a risk factor for recurrent uti's. As for the reason why are you having urinary retention could be many. You gender would be helpful to me as well to give you a differential diagnosis. Sounds like you need to be seen by a urologist and you may need urodynamics. Good luck.

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Could I have urinary retention or a shy bladder?

Could I have urinary retention or a shy bladder?

Here are some. ..: Yes, it may develop in few without obvious disorders of nerve system, but simply from inadequate relaxation and opening of urinary sphincter to coordinate the sequential contraction of bladder muscle (detrusor) so to maintain normal pressure inside bladder during peeing. This condition could be suspected by detailing voiding Hx as well as testing and following residual urine, etc. Under medical Rx

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Is linzess and dicyclomine can they be taken togerher and also cane dicyclomine help bladder retention also?

Is linzess and dicyclomine can they be taken togerher and also cane dicyclomine help bladder retention also?

Listen: dicyclomine won't likely help bladder retention, could even possibly worsen it. And it has no indication for such a problem. Dicyclomine can safely be taken with Linzess......unlikely to interact in any problematic way. Live Healthy. Happy New year.

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Bladder retention, kidney function 100% not voiding for 3 days where is it going, because it is not coming out or backing up to my kidneys.

Bladder retention, kidney function 100% not voiding for 3 days where is it going, because it is not coming out or backing up to my kidneys.

See doctor: Not voiding for 3 days is a serious problem that needs immediate attention. Please see a a doctor Now.

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