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I Have No Bladder Control
Hi, I have: constant urge to urinate, interrupted flow and have to push it at the end, No infection, I have tried bladder control.
Be checked ASAP...: Clinically, you are likely developing urinary retention after a low worsening in urine flow for years. So, go for timely evaluation, care, and counseling as soon as possible; do not try to wait it out. How to get the related things for good care? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work closer and better with doc for right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
When I get sick with a bad cough I have loss of bladder control but otherwise I am fine. Do I need treatment?
Stress Incontinence: This is a type of incontinence that results from excessive pressure or force on the bladder. Coughing, sneezing or heavy lifting are common triggers for some to lose a bit of urine. Treatment can include pelvic exercises like the kegel exercises. Check here for more info: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000891.Htm. ...Read more
Good question: Bladdet control is very complex and relies on perfect coordination of nerves, muscles, and signaling pathways. Some people develop loss of control as they age for no good reason - hence the term idiopathic (the doctor doesn't know). Let's start with a simple question: what other symptoms do you have? ...Read more
Better hygiene?: Use fresh pads more frequently, shower or bathe at least once a day, and wear freshly laundered underwear and other clothes every day. That should take care of it. ...Read more
Many reasons: Depending on the circumstances, time of day, your age and weight, there could be a number of reasons for this, both urological or neurological. Let your family doctor refer you to the proper doctor to look into this. ...Read more
Many things: The bladder has a simple function: store waste and get rid of it when you tell it to. However, that may seem simple, it is a complex arrangement of nerves, muscles and signaling pathways. When the bladder "losses control" it means there is fault in one of these complex systems. A urologist can usually diagnose the exact cause and direct treatment accordingly. ...Read more
Quite a few: The class of medication referred to as antimuscarinics (eg. Ditropan, detrol, vesicare, (solifenacin) enablex, santura, and tovias) are usually quite effective in controlling urinary frequency, urgency, and urge urinary incontinence in women. Men may also need these medications, but their lower urinary symptoms are more commonly associated with bph, and therefore require alternate or additional treatment. ...Read more
Depends upon problem: Urinary incontinence, bedwetting, dribbling, frequency, urgency, retention etc. Best worked up by a urologist or urogynecologist.. Anticholinergics (bladder muscle relaxants) such as oxybutinin, detrol, vesicare (solifenacin) etc can be very effective. Other medication can act on bladder or bladder neck muscle to facilitate bladder emptying. ...Read more
See a urologist.: If you are having urinary symptoms or bladder control issues, it is important to see if there is an identifiable cause. Urologists are experienced with the causes of urinary urgency, frequency, weak stream, or leakage, and can offer effective treatments to decrease urinary bother. I recommend going to the doctor with a 2-day bladder diary; note when and how much you drink, void, and leak. ...Read more
Several causes: Causes of loss of bladder control include infection, scarring of the urinary tract with blockage, and childbirth. Many times, there are no physical causes and one can have urge incontinence from an overactive bladder. This condition is generally treated with oral medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weakened bladder: The bladder loses elasticity and requires frequent emptying. The bladder wall muscles lose strength and may impede complete emptying, or the walls may contract involuntarily and create an inability to hold urine in the bladder. Fluid volume in the bladder also increases due to lessening ability to produce concentrated urine. ...Read more
Incontinence: There are 3 types: stress, urge, overflow incontinence. Stress incontinence is due to loss of bladder support from pregnancy, aging, hormonal deficiency. Urge incontinence is due over activity of the bladder muscle, usually of unknown cause, and overflow incontinence caused by urinary obstruction, or neurogenic bladder that cause urine retention. ...Read more
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