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Lupus And Bladder Problems
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
Can lipotropic injections cause problems with gall bladder (with no prior history of gall bladder problems)?
Unlikely: "lipotropic injections" are touted to enhance fat metabolism. The principal agent used is vitamin b12. If there is truly any effect, it would actually be to decrease the risk of gallstone formation, rather than causing problems. The principal risk group for gallstones are being female, fertile and overweight. ...Read more
No, ....: To find and establish a connection of a disease with others is essential in medical care with a mind of prevention, but not easy. In the case of kidney stone with le, I have exhausted my recollection of studies, articles, professional meeting and discussion over my 45-yr study and practice in urology, but I have never come across such concern that you raised. So, i would say "no." for now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does having polycystic kidney disease and using medicinal marijuana to alleviate pain, cause problems with the kidneys?
Polycystic kidneys: Pain is not usually assciated with polycystic kidneys, but if you are smoking pot for some other kind of pain, i dont feel it will contribute to your kidney problem, whiach can cause hypertension and renal failure. But you should me under medical care and if possible avoid smoking marijuan, as it has other harmful effects on the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could my history of ovarian cysts be causing bladder problems such as frequency, pain and cystitis?
Possibly: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Will a cystoscopy with bladder stretching and tissue biopsy include testing for candida fungi and Lyme spirochetes in bladder? I have both conditions
Discuss with doctor: The individual performing endoscopy is the person to discuss the nature of the testing they plan to perform. I am not aware of anybody who examines for the presence of spirochaetes in the bladder, although if you insist upon this there are specialty labs which may perform this. It is not by any means a standard test, nor is it likely to be of any benefit in the management of your condition. ...Read more
They can be: If you have an inguinal hernia, then anything that increases intra abdominal pressure can aggravate the hernia and lake it larger. BPH is a common cause of this if you are straining to urinate. If this is your situation, then the BPH should be treated before a hernia repair. ...Read more
Can lack of exercise and constant stress cause high bp? All other tests for heart problems, kidney problems and blood problems have come back normal?
Genes and kidneys: Your genetic background and your kidney health are far more likely culprits. Your profile says you're 20-if that's correct, you need a good evaluation for possible causes as essential hypertension, which is the cause in 90% of people, doesn't usually start so early in life. Serious obesity, if present, is an important risk factor. ...Read more
Broad question: Any cancer that becomes metastatic to the pericardium will cause heart disease - breast and lung cancer are examples. Primary cancer of the heart occurs but is, thankfully, very rare. Migraines are genetically determined and influenced by hormone status. The 2 diseases are not related. Migraine is not generally a risk factor for heart disease altho may correlate with vasospastic disorders. ...Read more
Might having kidney problems, or chronic kidney disease, lead to some form of rheumatoid arthritis?
What specific blood/urinalysis levels are significant to kidney problems of diagnosis but untreated lupus patient. Symptoms? Failure or disease? Difference?
See answer : Blood tests for bun, creatinine, and GFR are used to determine if you have chronic kidney disease (ckd) and what stage (1 thru 5) based on GFR result. Urinalysis helpful to detect microscopic blood and protein both of which are common with kidney disease with degree of each related to type and severity of kidney disease. If significant protein (>1+), then 24-hr urine collection done to quantitate. ...Read more
Is it normal for people with diabetes to have other autoimmune disorders such as lupus and thyroid problems?
Can u name a few autoimmune diseases that can cause joint pain pos ANA fatigue and recurrent kidney infections?
Likely not.: Radiologists are well trained to distinguish kidney from adrenal cysts on imaging films.Most cysts are benign however if they are many with walls or septa inside, they may cause back pain, get infected, elevate bp. They usually don't cause systemic problems.Take care and god bless u! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/kidney-cyst-causes-symptoms-treatments. ...Read more
Not related...: Dyssynergia between urinary sphincter & detrusor is the incoordinating matter of nerve-muscle response, which can be demonstrated by the combined cystometrogram & electromyography of urinary sphincter. Please ask your existing urologist who know more about your individual situation than anyone online. In fact, more online aimless inquiry will surely generate more unwanted confusion, anxiety, & fear ...Read more
No: Though they are in the same general area of the abdomen, kidney disease in and of itself does not affect the gall bladder. Kidney stones and gall stones are not related. ...Read more
May be not: This is not common.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Kidney disease is not a complication of lyme. ...Read more
Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more