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Is it common for a woman of 56 to have difficulty holding her bladder?

Is it common for a woman of 56 to have difficulty holding her bladder?

Yes: As women age, the supportinfg structures for the bladder may weaken and cause urinary leakage. This becomes much more pronounced when she has kids; the more kids, the higher the chances of urinary leakage. This typically will result in stress leakage and may also be associated with a vaginal prolapse of the bladder (cystocele), rectum (rectocele), or both. Kegel exercises are helpful to treat. ...Read more

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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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We hav a female patient that has to hold her urine until her bladder is full to have a bowel movement, what could cause this?

We hav a female patient that has to hold her urine until her bladder is full to have a bowel movement, what could cause this?

Need more info: She needs a detailed history and a complete rectal and gu evaluation including manometry to assess sphincter muscles. Is she at a psych institution? She is likely using her pelvic muscles to urinate and defecate at the same time. Please arrange for her to see the specialists. ...Read more

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My husband wakes in the middle of the night having to urinate. It is now more frequent. He is 40 no health issues. Could it b bladder or prostate?

My husband wakes in the middle of the night having to urinate. It is now more frequent. He is 40 no health issues. Could it b bladder or prostate?

Likely prostate: Even though he is 40, his symptoms are likely from his prostate. A simple exam should be able to determine his prostate size. Then his doctor can discuss possible treatment. ...Read more

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Is it common for a woman's vagina to get the tightness of a virgin while she is pregnant?

Is it common for a woman's vagina to get the tightness of a virgin while she is pregnant?

Not typically: A woman's vagina does not typically tighten with pregnancy. However, vaginal exams and/or intercourse can be more uncomfortable with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a teenager have a labiaplasty? My daughter is 15 and has a very long labia that causes her discomfort when exercising or even sitting for a long time. Her doctor says she has something called congenital hypertrophy of her labia and recommended labiapl

Can a teenager have a labiaplasty? My daughter is 15 and has a very long labia that causes her discomfort when exercising or even sitting for a long time. Her doctor says she has something called congenital hypertrophy of her labia and recommended labiapl

Controversial: Performing such a sensitive operation at such a young age is controversial. This is not standard. If her doctor actually recommended it, that makes for a stronger case. Certainly she should want it for herself at the very least and there should be a functional problem that is warranting surgery at such a young age. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for when a male has urination problem because the urethral tube has scarred tissue causing unable to pass urine?

Is there a cure for when a male has urination problem because the urethral tube has scarred tissue causing unable to pass urine?

Yes there is: Temporary cure might be urethral dilatation. Cure would require frolic intervention which would either be an optical urethrotomy, which would be incising the stricture thru a cystoscope. This could be done providing the stricture is narrow. An open 1 or 2 stage urethroplasty might be necessary if the stictue is too wide to respond to a urethrotomy. He needs 2c a good urologist to take care of this. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old daughter is going to the bathroom very often. The doctor tested her urine and there is no infection, but the problem continues. ?

My 3 yr old daughter is going to the bathroom very often. The doctor tested her urine and there is no infection, but the problem continues. ?

Not always infection: Several possibilities: 1. Diabetes (though other symptoms would be present) 2. Environmental irritant (soap is too alkali or irritating) 3. Anatomical issues (using retention of urine) or 4. Physiologic problem (overactive bladder). Regardless, a repeat evaluation by your doctor or a referral to a pediatric urologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Is it common or unusual to have dysplasia of the cervix after having a baby?

Is it common or unusual to have dysplasia of the cervix after having a baby?

DYSPLASIA CERVIX: Your OB does paps smear during pregnancy and discover any problems prior to delivery.So it would be rare or uncommon to just discover it after delivery. ...Read more

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I would like to ask you from a medical standpoint some of the reasons why cystitis or bladder infections/inability to urinate or urinary retention continue to occur in a 33 year old female. my kidneys have been checked and my bowel quite completely. Yet,

I would like to ask you from a medical standpoint some of the reasons why cystitis or bladder infections/inability to urinate or urinary retention continue to occur in a 33 year old female. my kidneys have been checked and my bowel quite completely. Yet,

There is a : Condition called interstitial cystitis where u have inflammation of the bladder wall and symptoms present just like a chronic UTI. Urine retention and urinary tract infections can also be caused by abnormal pathology of the urethra or ureter at the point of entering the bladder (ureterovesicular junction or UVJ) which will promote UTIs. U need a cystoscopy from a Urologist to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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If a 1 year old child usually wakes up in the middle of the night, is it normal or does she have a problem?

If a 1 year old child usually wakes up in the middle of the night, is it normal or does she have a problem?

Likely norm behavior: Most 1 year olds wake because they are used to it, and getting secondary gain, like seeing you or eating. Perhaps they aren't used to soothing themselves to get themselves back to sleep. Teething can wake them up, and colds or viruses can be irritating. Discuss this in depth with your pediatrician, as there will be clues what the real story is. ...Read more

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She is having fibroid uterus. Beacuse of that she is bleeding many times in a month.how to cure this without surgery?

She is having fibroid uterus. Beacuse of that she is bleeding many times in a month.how to cure this without surgery?

Significant bleeding: can only be addressed by surgery if fibroids have distorted the cavity inside the uterus. if cavity is normal.. (unlikely)..then endometrial ablation using novasure is available in office setting. this has 95 % success if cavity can be abated completely and depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) is also used pre. and post operatively. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for delayed climaxing of a woman in the course love making @ age 40?

What could be the reason for delayed climaxing of a woman in the course love making @ age 40?

Hormonal changes: Women began to have sexual changes in middle age due to fluctuations in hormones. This can affect orgasmic state- if you have the same partner this is more likely the issue- positon changes can help. Also high stress can affect your orgasmic response. ...Read more

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Can a woman's uterus be damaged from this and if so, can it heal itself from the damage? I know of a woman who is wanting to have a kid of her own, but she had a kid at the age of 11 from a rape that had occurred. Her uterus she says is badly damaged, but

Can a woman's uterus be damaged from this and if so, can it heal itself from the damage? I know of a woman who is wanting to have a kid of her own, but she had a kid at the age of 11 from a rape that had occurred. Her uterus she says is badly damaged, but

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Is it possible for a woman in her mid-60s to recover from Interstitial cystitis without taking antibiotics?

Is it possible for a woman in her mid-60s to recover from Interstitial cystitis without taking antibiotics?

See below: Interstitial cystitis is not due to infection with any known organism and antibiotics are not useful. Unfortunately it is a chronic condition with no known cure. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/basics/definition/CON-20022439 ...Read more

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After drinking a lot is it common to urinate 2 or 3 times to empty your bladder?

After drinking a lot is it common to urinate 2 or 3 times to empty your bladder?

Not necessarily.: Drinking a lot of fluids and/or drinking alcohol, will result in you creating more urine. This will cause you to go more frequently, and 3 or more times per hour is common. However, if it takes 2 or 3 sessions to actually empty your bladder, this may be a sign of urinary retention -- either your bladder is unable to expel urine efficiently, or the bladder is obstructed. ...Read more

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What are the possible problems when you a female has bleeding form her vagina after a clitoral orgasm ?

What are the possible problems when you a female has bleeding form her vagina after a clitoral orgasm ?

MicroTears: Likely the sex caused a small abrasion which is what led to the bleeding. Try a lubricant next time, and if it continues, see a gynecologist. ...Read more