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My doctor told me I have overactive bladder. What are my options?

My doctor told me I have overactive bladder. What are my options?

Varied: Bladder retraining, anticholinergic medications, a take-off on acupuncture called posterior tibial nerve stimulation, bladder botox, pelvic floor physical therapy, electrical stimulation and a bladder pacemaker called "interstim" are all established therapies for overactive bladder. Many may be engaged concomitantly for improved results. ...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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My physician told me yesterday that I have sacro-iliitis- what are possible causes and how do I cure it?

My physician told me yesterday that I have sacro-iliitis- what are possible causes and how do I cure it?

See below: If it is inflammatory in origin such as seronegative spondyloarthropathies such as psoriatic arthritis you may have to go on immunosuppressive medications to treat this. However; if imaging appears to be more consistent with osteoarthritis physical therapy or injections may help. ...Read more

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How do doctors confirm pregnancy because I had been examined and my doctor told me nothing I could understand?

How do doctors confirm pregnancy because I had been examined and my doctor told me nothing I could understand?

Pregnancy test : Doctors would do a urine pregnancy test just like you would do at home. If there was some reason to question the result than the doctor might do a blood pregnancy test. This is how you confirm a pregnancy ...Read more

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My doctor told me I have gynecomastia. What is that?

My doctor told me I have gynecomastia. What is that?

Male breasts: Male breasts can be surgically treated and there are a number of options. The most common is using liposuction to reduce the size of the male breast. We typically try this first; even if it does not completely cure the problem, it will often lead to a large reduction in the size of the breast. If the breast...(read more) . ...Read more

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I have very bad incontinence and I am 18 my doctor said my ultrasound looked great and then gave me pills. What's might be the cause is my doc right?

I have very bad incontinence and I am 18 my doctor said my ultrasound looked great and then gave me pills. What's might be the cause is my doc right?

At 18: Should not have these issues. Not sure what could be causing. Ultra sound ok. ? Anatomical issue. ? Muscle weakness. I would see a urologist and find out for sure what's going on ...Read more

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I went to a gp and he told me I have a thyroid nodule. 1. How do I treat this? 2. What are the side effects?

I went to a gp and he told me I have a thyroid nodule. 
1. How do I treat this?
2. What are the side effects?

Common problem: Thyroid nodules are common in the population, especially in women. Most nodules are benign and require no treatment. The issue is to establish that it is benign. If the nodule is over 1 cm in size, we usually do a fine needle biopsy to make sure it is benign. As long as your thyroid function is normal, there is no side effect to the nodule unless it becomes very large. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have fibromyalgia, and i disagree. What tests would tell me for sure?

My doctor says I have fibromyalgia, and i disagree. What tests would tell me for sure?

None: ? which test available to rule out fibromyalgia (FM). No test exists to rule out FM. Absent chronic widespread pain & restless non-restorative sleep there is a low likelihood of fibromyalgia. FM diagnosis "ruled in" if clinically provable (with test) disorders have been ruled out. FM is "umbrella label" for several disorders, each defined by a unique & distinct set of identifiable causal factors. ...Read more

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I have HPV and my doctor told me I have precancerous cells. What types of treatment am i suppose to be getting for this?

I have HPV and my doctor told me I have precancerous cells. What types of treatment am i suppose to be getting for this?

Surveillance: It is simply good practice to follow your doctors advise & have your scheduled pap smears or other studies when recommended.The infection self heals but can hang around in hibernation forever, with the potential to trigger cancer at some point.You are young enough to benefit from the HPV9 vaccine, that would protect you from strains you don't have yet,but not treat what you have. ...Read more

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Why wouldn't my doctor tell me I have a disease?

Unanswerable: This question is not being answered by us here on the site because it is way too ambiguous. I would want to know more about your symptoms; why you feel the doctor failed to tell you something. It is not normal for a physician to keep any information from a patient. It is so abnormal that i don't believe it happened. ...Read more

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I had my HSG test done today and I was told both of my tubes are blocked, what are my options now what can I do to help me get pregnant?

I had my HSG test done today and I was told both of my tubes are blocked, what are my options now what can I do to help me get pregnant?

Both tubes blocked?: HSG is a sensitive and reliable test but there can be a significant rate of 'false' blockages described. Discuss this with your doctor. If both tubes are blocked, pregnancy can only happen through IVF or if tubal surgery is performed and successful. Again, your doctor can advise you best about options. ...Read more

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If I have uncontrollable orgasims what kind of dr. do I need? My gynocolist couldn't help me.

If I have uncontrollable orgasims what kind of dr. do I need? My gynocolist couldn't help me.

Three possible: Neurologist, Urologist, and Vascular specialist. I would expect between these 3 they will help you solve your problem or refer to the appropriate specialist. After all, you cannot be the only woman with this problem. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I had cryosurgery 2 weeks ago and now i meet my doctor and she told me that I have yeast infection.I can't understand the reason!can you help me?

I had cryosurgery 2 weeks ago and  now i  meet my doctor and she told me that I have yeast infection.I can't understand  the reason!can you help me?

From an imbalance: Perhaps you were given antibiotics at the time of the procedure? That may affect the normal 'flora' that live in the vagina-such that now yeast has been allowed to grow. The doc must have 'seen' yeast in order to tell you this information. Yeast infections can range from mild to severe. I would go back to the doc and ask more questions to help you get the answers you need. Good your case is mild. ...Read more

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Help please, my doctors are saying I have a bug on my kidneys?

Help please, my doctors are saying I have a bug on my kidneys?

Kidney bug?: I don't think your physician (P) think you have an actual insect in your kidneys. The "bug" referred to may be bacteria causing a kidney infection and they may have given you antibiotics to treat it. Ask your P what the "bug" referred to is. Good luck. ...Read more

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Me and my husband have been ttc for 7 months now i really don't think i can have kids what type of doctor do I need to see?

Me and my husband have been ttc for 7 months now i really don't think i can have kids what type of doctor do I need to see?

OB/Gynecologist...: You should see an ob/gynecologist and your husband should see a urologist. Also, if you have a good family practitioner, they can do the appropriate work up. Good luck. ...Read more

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My doctor told me I have costochondritis. I am 24 years old. What can I do for this at home?

My doctor told me I have costochondritis. I am 24 years old. What can I do for this at home?

Aspirin: Costochondritis is a self-limiting condition that, if left alone, will go away. Symptoms are usually managed quite effectively using Aspirin or other nsaid's. I have had some success using topical nsaid's as well, such as voltaren gel or flector patches (diclofenac). ...Read more

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Overactive Bladder Syndrome (Definition)

A condition that causes a person to need to urinate frequently, with an ...Read more