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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

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


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How is urinary retention in men treated without catheters?

How is urinary retention in men treated without catheters?

Medication/surgery: If you are in true retention and can't urinate at all it becomes an emergency. If it's not treated you can have renal failure and die. There are many medications, mainly Alpha blockers (flomax, opens bladder neck) and 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors (proscar, shrinks prostate) that can help. Minimally invasive treatments like microwave can help. For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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What are the homecare for the elderly patient who undergone transurethral bladder resection?

What are the homecare for the elderly patient who undergone transurethral bladder resection?

Moving assistance.: The first few days following a transurethral resection of bladder tumor will be characterized by passage of blood in the urine, urinary frequency, urgency, and possible incontinence. An elderly patient will require help with transfers and traveling to the toilet. For those too frail to make the trip, a bedside commode or a hand-held urinal will be helpful. ...Read more

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Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Need more Info: At your age its difficult to comprehend your question. Foley catheters are a major cause of bladder and kidney infections. Be careful. ...Read more

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Do patients with esrd need Foley catheters?

Do patients with esrd need Foley catheters?

Not usually: Esrd patients usually have no urine output but some patients do still produce some urine...It depends on the patient. ...Read more

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How long is bagging effective in an intubated patient with out mechanical ventilation?

How long is bagging effective in an intubated patient with out mechanical ventilation?

Indefinitely: If you are able to continue bagging with reasonable volumes you could continue for an indefinite amount of time. ...Read more

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Can using an indwelling catheter and alpha blocker muscle relaxer cause incontinence?

Can using an indwelling catheter and alpha blocker muscle relaxer cause incontinence?

Leak at catheter?: If the catheter is a suprapubic catheter and you are leaking around it, it is probably related to bladder contractions causing the leak around the catheter. If it is a female urethral catheter and you are leaking around the catheter, it could be wrong size catheter, partial catheter blockage or bladder contractions. ...Read more

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Do tonsillectomies require urinary catheters?

Do tonsillectomies require urinary catheters?

No relation: Not at all, unless there are complication from the surgery. ...Read more

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Ask a health question... Alternatives to catheter for post operative urinary retention for male 65 ?

Ask a health question... Alternatives to catheter for post operative urinary retention for male 65 ?

None reasonable: Bladder will continue to fill + has to be drained because of pain and discomfort. Intermiitent ctheterizaion is management of choice with much lower risk of UTI than an indwelling catheter. Voiding ability, if present before operation, should return and can be aided by medications. ...Read more

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How long is bagging needed in an intubated patient without mechanical ventilation?

How long is bagging needed in an intubated patient without mechanical ventilation?

Indefinitely: Until a ventilator is available or the person is breathing on their own. ...Read more

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Is the only fix for recurrent hematuria in a 75 y.o. with BPH prostatectomy? bladder irrigation needed 2x in 7 wks. Can't have gen anesth. Options?

Is the only fix for recurrent hematuria in a 75 y.o. with BPH prostatectomy? bladder irrigation needed 2x in 7 wks. Can't have gen anesth. Options?

Spinal: It appears like you are under the care of a urologist who has recommended prostate surgery. If general anesthesia is contraindicated for pulmonary reasons then spinal anesthesia can be used.Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could suprapubic cathether be better than ileal conduit surgery for my father with URI bladder cancer?

Could suprapubic cathether be better than ileal conduit surgery for my father with URI bladder cancer?

Here are some ...: Radical cystectomy with non-continent (ileal conduit) or continent (neo-bladder) diversion is the standard of care for muscle-invasive bladder cancer for appropriate surgical candidates. So, suprapubic catheter has no position for treating bladder cancer but only in case for palliative care. Meanwhile, would you tell me what is URI bladder cancer? For additional detail? Ask treating Doc timely. ...Read more

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Is there support for people suffering urinary incontinence after prostate surgery?

Is there support for people suffering urinary incontinence after prostate surgery?

Yes: Male slings have been shown to be of great assistance in helping men with certain types of incontinence after prostate surgery. I suggest you talk to the urologist who performed the prostatectomy or find one of the younger robotic trained urologists who might be more aware of new technology to help with incontinence after prostatectomy. ...Read more

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Appx what percentage develop a stricture after surgery 4 colon/bladder fistula & diverticulitis? Is the balloon treatment (dillation?)very successful?

Appx what percentage develop a stricture after surgery 4 colon/bladder fistula & diverticulitis? Is the balloon treatment (dillation?)very successful?

Not frequent: If stricture develops may be due to recurrences of disease, balloon dilation may help, will require resection for better out come. ...Read more

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Can a pretty nurse inserting a Foley catheter cause an erection ?

Can a pretty nurse inserting a Foley catheter cause an erection ?

Yes: It happens often with patients. Nurses are aware of this and it's usually not a problem since it's not usually voluntary. ...Read more

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Can septicemia be an expected consequence after urethral operation on a kidney patient stage 5?

Can septicemia be an expected consequence after urethral operation on a kidney patient stage 5?

No: One should use prophylatic antibiotics to cover for possible urinary pathogens by screenig for urine infection before an invasive procedure. Stage 5 ckd is dialysis level and it is associated with reduced ability to fight infections so one more reason to be pro active in treating infections. ...Read more

Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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Leaking Urine (Definition)

Whenever a person cannot control the Urine and it leaks out ...Read more