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Infants Bladder Catheter
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
Mild inflammatory stranding in mesenteric fat adj. to urinary bladder. Mild cirum. wall thickening of bladder. Bladder distended. Self cath 30 yrs. ?
I assume these are: CT findings. These mild changes are probably of no consequence, considering you have been using cath for so many years. These finding don't explain much. Depending on the severity of symptoms for which your doctor ordered these scans, your doctor might want to order further tests. ...Read more
Producing urine?: Get to urologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Could suprapubic cathether be better than ileal conduit surgery for my father with URI bladder cancer?
Here are some ...: Radical cystectomy with non-continent (ileal conduit) or continent (neo-bladder) diversion is the standard of care for muscle-invasive bladder cancer for appropriate surgical candidates. So, suprapubic catheter has no position for treating bladder cancer but only in case for palliative care. Meanwhile, would you tell me what is URI bladder cancer? For additional detail? Ask treating Doc timely. ...Read more
Had bladder emptying study, normal, am emptying bladder completely. Does this therefore rule-out blockage in urinary tract?
No, but...: How do you urinate with what urine flow is important to know. An emptying bladder only means bladder is still healthy & strong enough to squeeze urine out completely. In fact, it is good idea to refer this Q to your urologist who evaluated you. If wishing to learn more on how bladder works & more, go to peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. Best wish.. ...Read more
Sporadic frequent/urgent urine, prostate pushing into bladder (per mri), left hn, 73 yo w/m. Would flomax (tamsulosin) relieve hydronephrosis by easing BPH backup?
1.Can functionality of bladder return after inability to empty bladder completely? 2.Does clamping Foley help to retrain bladder?
Possibly. : Whether bladder function can improve or not depends on the reason for the loss of function, the severity, and duration. See your urologist or a specialist in voiding dysfunction. The strategies that tend to work best involve clean intermittent catheterization, where your progress in emptying the bladder can be tracked. But ultimately, the plan should be developed based on your clinical situation. ...Read more
Medication/surgery: If you are in true retention and can't urinate at all it becomes an emergency. If it's not treated you can have renal failure and die. There are many medications, mainly Alpha blockers (flomax, opens bladder neck) and 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors (proscar, shrinks prostate) that can help. Minimally invasive treatments like microwave can help. For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more
depends: Some increased urination after surgery may simply reflect excess fluid elimination, or irritation from the foley catheter. However if the increased urination is persistent or associated with burning, you should have your physician make sure that there is not a urinary tract infection. ...Read more
84 years. Scan shows Urinary Wall distended, gross thickening of bladder wall 18 to 20 mm. Cystitis and Prostatomegaly. Occult blood in urine routine.
Told bladder tac is pushing into vagina. Pain,bloody urine,loss of bladder control. Best advice/procedure to fix?
Specialist: I recommend that both a gynecological surgeon and a urologist who specializes in urinary incontinence and bladder disorders examine,evaluate and advise you on the structural diagnoses causing your symptoms and on what the various treatment options you have. The occurrence of bloody urine makes thorough urologic evaluation mandatory as it isn't necessarily explained by pelvic floor insufficiency. ...Read more
A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more
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