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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is available for urinary retention. On Fri Aug 15 14, when the nurse empty my bladder I had 200 ml in it before test was start?

What kind of treatment is available for urinary retention. On Fri Aug 15 14, when the nurse empty my bladder I had 200 ml in it before test was start?

See your Doc!: For urinary retention, there are medications that can help. The most important thing, though, is to determine why you are retaining urine. Is it a nerve problem related to your bulging disk? Do you have narrowing of the urethra? Do you have an anatomic issue related to your gastroschisis repair? Sometimes urethral dilation can help. Best to see your ob/gyn or urologist to know for sure. ...Read more

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If an incommunicative hospital pt is suspected of being in pain then presumably it makes sense to perform a rectal examination to rule out constipation and a bladder scan to rule out urinary retention Can you think of any other reasons for doing both?

If an incommunicative hospital pt is suspected of being in pain then presumably it makes sense to perform a rectal examination to rule out constipation and a bladder scan to rule out urinary retention Can you think of any other reasons for doing both?

Here are some...: What you've experienced and concerned about are nothing special but unique at this time of life. Despite medical advance, the combination of good history and proper physical exam has remained the base of all healthcare before ordering tests as needed. How to have these healthcare-related things done correctly is not that hard by following advice in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have been born with a larger than normal bladder and then be mis-diagnosed with bladder retention?

Is it possible to have been born with a larger than normal bladder and then be mis-diagnosed with bladder retention?

No,: Although functional bladder capacity varies among people, they should be able to empty their bladder. Of no doubt, you have noticed progressive slowing urine flow resulting in having to stand closer ; closer to urinal and taking longer time to finish a peeing. Fact: people accept slowing flow comes with age and wouldn't seek attention until having enough personal inconvenience...So, listen to doc. ...Read more

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I have urinary retention after bladder sling surgery. Doctor tried to surgically fix it but still can not void. What can I do?

Second opinion: Releasing the sling is a simple procedure and should have worked.
It often results in leakage again but not always.
The only time I've seen this in a patient w/o a preexisting problem
that did not reapond to release was when the patient was very anxious. This will require further evaluation by a doc who has more experience with slings than it sounds like yours might
after releasing i'd stretch it. ...Read more

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Neurogenic bladder. Can bun 74 creatinine 2.5 values improve with b12? It went down to 44/1.5. Does the ratio indicate azotemia or urinary retention?

Neurogenic bladder. Can bun 74 creatinine 2.5 values improve with b12? It went down to 44/1.5. Does the ratio indicate azotemia or urinary retention?

Renal impairment: While those values suggest dehydration, you could have more than just a bladder problem such as poorly functioning kidneys (renal impairment). Ask you doctor if referral to a urologist is appropriate - sounds like it is. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is bladder retention?

What is bladder retention?

Retention of urine.: Urinary retention is the inability of the bladder to empty properly. This can be due to a variety of reasons, generally categorized as either the inability for the bladder to contract and expel urine, or due to an obstruction. Failure to expel can be due to diabetes, neurologic problems, of failure of the detrusor muscle. Obstruction can be due to prostate, stricture, or stones. ...Read more

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Isn't there any treatment for urinary retention, who suffered from cauda equina syndrome but has a normal bladder with no problems? I am tired?

Isn't there any treatment for urinary retention, who suffered from cauda equina syndrome but has a normal bladder with no problems? I am tired?

Yes: Sometimes urinary retention is handled by self catheterization, and there are meds available to enhance bladder function. The cauda equina issues clearly can affect the important bladder function nerves, and typically once healing ensues, bladder function may improve. See a urologist and develop an approach to improve your situation. ...Read more

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