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How does the urinary sphincter work exactly?

How does the urinary sphincter work exactly?

A muscle contraction: When muscles contract they shorten. In the sphincter, the muscles are laid in a circular fashion around the opening that passes urine at the base of the baldder. When they contract, they shorten, thereby tightening the opening in the middle and shutting flow. The sphincter is under the control of both voluntary and involuntary nervous systems. That explains incontinence when someone is very scared. ...Read more

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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more


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How does the urinary system work?

How does the urinary system work?

URINARY SYSTEM: If you mean the normal evacuation portion then: once you're bladder fills without squeezing the signal reaches the brain. We then decide to go and, at the toilet we actively relax our sphincter, usually with a dead breath, and a signal from the sphincter , through the lower spine , tells the bladder to squeeze cause the doors open. Voiding problems can happen with any of those issues. ...Read more

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What systems does the urinary system work with? I need examples.

What systems does the urinary system work with? I need examples.

All of them: The urinary system is an integral part of the human body. Its main purpose is to collect liquid waste and eliminate it from the body. ...Read more

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How does urine flow through the body? How does it get to the bladder?

How does urine flow through the body? How does it get to the bladder?

Here are some...: Any thing taken in through the mouth goes to stomach through duodenum to jejunum down to ileum (up this level, the foods digested into simple ingredients for absorption into blood vessel , then to liver, to heart to all tissues and organs to nuture them) then into colon where most of water is absorbed. In such circulation, all blood in time filters through kidneys where the excessive water excrete ...Read more

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What type of procedure(s) can correct urinary incontinence if Oxybutin doesn't work? Can't hold my bladder long enough to make it to bathroom.

What type of procedure(s) can correct urinary incontinence if Oxybutin doesn't work? Can't hold my bladder long enough to make it to bathroom.

Operation: operation approximating suburethral tissue at bladder neck called Kelly plication helps Also abdominal operation called Marshall Marchetti operation helps ...Read more

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What does pyridine do for the bladder?

What does pyridine do for the bladder?

Likely mean Pyridium (phenazopyridine): Pyridine is chemical solvent ; not to be ingested. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is medication which counterects the burning sensation fro bladder infections or irritants. Often very effective, colors urine orange. Should not be used longer that 5 consecutive days. ...Read more

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Does an overactive bladder settle how long does flaxovate take to work?

Does an overactive bladder settle how long does flaxovate take to work?

More info needed: You need to see a urologist. At your age this is common and a combination of medications and kegal muscular exercises that may help. ...Read more

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How does LSD affect the body? What exactly is going on?

How does LSD affect the body? What exactly is going on?

LSD: It is a hallucinogen. It alters your senses of time, space, & distance. U can hear colors or see sounds. The bad trip last @ 12 hours. Strange feelings & strong emotions are common. U can experience panic, confusion, sadness & scary images. It can affect your judgment & your behavior can get out of control. Your pupils dilate, your heart rate & blood pressure increase. You shake, sweat, can't slee ...Read more

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How long does it take for the bladder to empty?

Depends: It really depends on how much volume you are voiding. Most people void with 10-15 ounces and can void about half an ounce per second so you can do the math from there. You should have a relatively strong stream that is continuous so any significant changes in this might require an evaluation. ...Read more

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What does botox do to bladder?

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What does botox do to bladder?

Causes relaxation: Botox, a neurotoxin works at nerve muscle junction and weakens the contraction or reduces the spasm. ...Read more

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What functions does the bladder have for the body?

What functions does the bladder have for the body?

Waste removal: Our bladder is responsible for collecting and storing our body's waste, in the form of urine, for removal and elimination through an outflow tract which differs depending upon one's gender. ...Read more

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How does lithotrypsy work and does do any damage to kidney tissues? If so, to what extent?

How does lithotrypsy work and does do any damage to kidney tissues?  If so, to what extent?

"Force" waves: Eswl is the process of fragmenting kidney stones with "force" waves (created in a pulsatile fashion by one of several different types of generators) focused through and into the body at your kidney stone(s). Since the human body is composed mostly of water (including your bones), the force waves pass through human tissue and break up the stone through refraction (release) at the stone interface. ...Read more

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How long does it take a urinary tract infection to reach the kidneys?

How long does it take a urinary tract infection to reach the kidneys?

Instantly ->few days: Bacteria can reach the kidneys almost instantly if the subject has vesico-ureteral reflux (urine backs up from bladder), or can take hours to days depending upon the bacteria. Some bacteria have tiny hair like projections (cilia) and can crawl through bladder vales and work their way up to the kidney. Sign of infection reaching the kidneys is when you develop back or flank pain. ...Read more

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Does vaginal reconstruction really work, and what does the doctor actually do?

Does vaginal reconstruction really work, and what does the doctor actually do?

Yes, in most cases: Vaginal reconstruction is usually employed to restore the vaginal anatomy that has been damaged as a result of vaginal deliveries. Many women eventually have significant symptomatic vaginal prolapse / pelvic relaxation as a result of the trauma of one or more vaginal deliveries. The surgical restoration virtually always results in improvement of the anatomy and function of the vagina. ...Read more

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What exactly does cirrhosis do to the body?

What exactly does cirrhosis do to the body?

Many things: The liver has many functions, both anatomically and physiologically. When these are interrupted the results can be devastating. Increased pressures, particularly in the portal venous system can create ascites, esophageal and other varices, hormonal changes because of lack of detoxification of estrogen or production of multiple products like albumin, etc. Can create feminization, etc. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the pancreas, or gall bladder do for your body?

Can doctors tell me what does the pancreas, or gall bladder do for your body?

Digestion,: The gallbladder holds bile (made in the liver) which is a detergent that helps digest fat. The pancreas makes and secretes enzymes that help digest carbohydrates, proteins, and fat as well as hormones like Insulin that help regulate glucose in the body. This allows the food to be broken down and absorbed more effectively. ...Read more

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How long does it take estrogen to cause urinary incontinence?

How long does it take estrogen to cause urinary incontinence?

Estrogen and leaking: Estrogen does not cause urinary incontinence. Local estrogen is actually used to revitalize vaginal tissue and help with uterine prolapse. It has not been used to treat incontinence. ...Read more

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How does cystitis spread to the kidney?

How does cystitis spread to the kidney?

2 ways: 1) bladder reflux, an abnormal condition, allows urine to back up and transport bacteria to kidney. Normal, competent bladder valves can become rigid like pipes with cystitis and become incompetent and allow reflux 2) many bacteria, and particulaly strains of e. Coli have hairlike projections and can crawl through the ureterovesical junction (valve) similar to caterpillars and reach kidney. ...Read more

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