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Is it possible to get a pig bladder transplanted into you?

Is it possible to get a pig bladder transplanted into you?

No: At this time, if a bladder needs to removed for any reason, most commonly for bladder cancer, it is reconstructed with the persons own intestine. Using any other material such as animal tissue or plastic type material is not an option due to multiple factors such as infection, scarring, and formation of stones. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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Is it possible to get a bladder transplant after bladder cancer surgery?

Is it possible to get a bladder transplant after bladder cancer surgery?

Thanks for asking!: Making a new bladder in the lab is under development, but for now there are several options for reconstructing a bladder from your own body. And these can be discussed with your urologist. ...Read more

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Can you get a bladder transplant if you have a bladder disease?

Can you get a bladder transplant if you have a bladder disease?

EXPERIMENTAL: Some centers have grown "bladders" in lab, and have transplanted them into humans, but not aggressively. Neobladders can be constructed from intestinal wall, and that is more frequently done. Seek an opinion from a knowledgable urologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can stage III bladder cancer patients still get a transplant?

Can stage III bladder cancer patients still get a transplant?

No: I don't think so, but I would check with your transplant coordinator. The problem is that giving immunosuppression to someone with an advanced malignancy is dangerous. ...Read more

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Any significant change in their bladder functions with a kidney transplant?

Any significant change in their bladder functions with a kidney transplant?

Usually recovers: Patients that have a normal bladder at the time of kidney transplant should have a resumption of normal bladder function. This will occur even if the patient did not produce urine for several years while on dialysis. However, many recipients have abnormal bladders, which may need rehabilitation either before or after the kidney transplant. ...Read more

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Can you get a pigs heart transplanted into a human?

Can you get a pigs heart transplanted into a human?

Not today: Using animal organs for transplant, xenotransplantation, is a future consideration once the rejection barrier is better understood and controlled. There is ongoing work using porcine organs placed into primates, since they are close to human in tissue structure. An intriguing possibility is genetically engineering donor animals so that they will be less prone to trigger human immune responses. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a bladder infection a couple of weeks after already having one?

Is it possible to get a bladder infection a couple of weeks after already having one?

Yes: Recuurent bladder infections is not an uncommon problem. Patients can get a presistent bladder infection inadequately treated due to resistance to a certain antibiotic or a new bladder infection can also occur after the first infection has be totally cured. If you still have persistant symtoms despite antibiotics see your provider you may benefit from a urine culture to check for resistance. ...Read more

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How is it possible to get bladder cancer, since your bladder always flushes itself clean?

How is it possible to get bladder cancer, since your bladder always flushes itself clean?

Toxins: Although the bladder is always "flushing itself", it still holds urine for an extended period of time when you hold your urine for several hours between voids. It is felt that during this period of time, the carcinogens exposed to bladder can promote cellular damage and eventually lead to bladder cancer since they are in continuous contact wit the bladder lining. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a bladder infection from doing kegel exercises?

Is it possible to get a bladder infection from doing kegel exercises?

No: While kegel exercises help you tone the muscles that control the outflow of urine from your bladder, they don't cause you to incompletely empty it.

Bladder infections are caused by bacteria in your vagina with its close proximity to your urethra gain entrance into the bladder (for example during intercourse). So one thing you can do is void after sex. Also try taking cranberry extract regularly. ...Read more

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What causes ecoli to get n bladder?

What causes ecoli to get n bladder?

See below.: Generally, for women, bacteria from feces (particularly e. Coli) gets in contact with the urethral opening. The bacteria are then able to enter the urethra and travel the relatively short distance (compared with men) to the bladder where it can cause infection - a uti. One of the best prevention strategies besides daily hygiene is to wipe front to back, not vice versa. ...Read more

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How do you get debris in your bladder?

Ultrasound finding: Can be insignificant if due to turbid urine from calcium, phosphatic or urate crystals. Can be due to blood as in hematuria, or urinary infection where debris is bacteria ; white ;/or red blood cells. Can be small fragments of kidney or bladder stone. Also occasionally sloudhed cells from lining of kidney, bladder or tumor. ...Read more

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Can we hold urine till bladder get full.?

Can we hold urine till bladder get full.?

Bladders: Yes. Of course. But the urge to pee is as much a habit as the urge to pee increasing as he bladder stretches. There will be a point when you cannot hold it any longer. ...Read more

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Can overactive bladder get worse if not treated?

Can overactive bladder get worse if not treated?

Possibly: The more important issue is that the same symptoms associated with oab (overactive bladder), could be caused by other more ominous problems, such as infection, calculi or tumor. It is always wise to have significant oab assessed. ...Read more

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Why do women get overactive bladder more than men?

Why do women get overactive bladder more than men?

Weak sphincter: Sometimes the overactive bladder is caused when a drop of urine gets in the urethra and triggers a contraction. Since women are more likely to have stress incontinence they are more likely to have that drop of urine get in their urethra and trigger oab symptoms. For more see http://peedoc. Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Bladder got torn while having surgery to get tie off?

Bladder got torn while having surgery to get tie off?

What ever question: You have about your surgery and this complication, please ask the surgeon. Thank you. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Is minocyline helps to get better from bladder inspection?

Antibiotics: Minocycline is an antibiotic often used for skin issues. It is not used to treat bladder infections. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my overactive bladder to get better?

Depends: If you have a certain type medications may help quickly, sometimes surgery is requireed. ...Read more

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What are the factors that make it more likely to get overactive bladder?

What are the factors that make it more likely to get overactive bladder?

Several: Overactive bladder is a symptom of voiding too much. It is usually benign. Contributing factors that worsen the symptoms include diet, smoking, sexual intercourse, coffe and tea consumption, and alcohol. Avoidance of these will usually decrease the symptoms but may not resolve them altogether. ...Read more

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Should I get an ultrasound or cystoscopy for bladder checking?

Should I get an ultrasound or cystoscopy for bladder checking?

Need a reason: There is no reason for either unless you are having bladder problems or have blood in your urine. Need to see a urologist if you have bladder symptoms. We do not recommend bladder ultrasound or cystoscopy as part of routine health care at any age. Not like having routine colonoscopies after age 50. ...Read more

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Can your bladder get smaller over time?

Can your bladder get smaller over time?

Yes: The bladder is a large smooth muscular 'bag' that holds urine. It contracts during urination and expands as it fills up. Just like any other muscle, it can be trained. Frequent urination will keep the bladder smaller and over time will cause the 'signal' for urination to occur with a smaller amount of urine. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get neurogenic bladder?

Do a lot of people get neurogenic bladder?

Quite a lot: Many people born with spina bifida and cerebral palsy also have nb. People with spinal cord injuries and paraplegia, severe multiple sclerosis ANS some with longstanding diabetes can all develop nb. ...Read more

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When I sit down or try to get bak up my bladder hurts?

Congestion: Unless you're having difficulty emptying your urinary bladder, this symptom may be due to pelvic congestion. Have your gynecologist examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can the bladder eventually get so tired they just fail?

? If overdistended: Chronically over a long period of time. I.E. Chronic retention, usually associated with a hypotonic bladder, diabetes or long-term willfully ignoring a full bladder and need to urinate. ...Read more

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What are the kinds of gall bladder disease someone can get?

What are the kinds of gall bladder disease someone can get?

Several: Irritation -cholecystitis
Stones of several types -bilirubin. Cholesterol
Stasis and obstruction
Polyps
Cancers ...Read more

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