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Is It Common For Pseudoseizures To Cause A Lose Of Bladder Control
No: It is not common to lose bladder control with pseudo-seizures. That is more likely to occur with seizures. Pseudo seizures often occur due to a stressful situation, they are unconscious in origin, but they have no neurological findings. They have no post-ictal phase as typical seizures do (like loss of bladder control) and may be treated effectively with therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Kegel Exercises: Kegel exercises train your urinary sphincter muscle by periodic squeezing. Make yourself stop peeing -- that is the "Kegel"muscle. Most women are aware of performing Kegels as a means to reduce stress incontinence after childbirth or pelvic surgery. However, squeezing this same muscle rapidly at a time of urgency can abort that urge and allow you more time to get to the bathroom. ...Read more
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
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
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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