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Remedies For Enlarged Bladder
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
Unclear in specifics: What does enlarged bladder pertain to? To its weight or volume capacity? Clinically, "enlarged bladder would more likely be referred to an increasingly incomplete emptying bladder, which is the ending course of bladder decompensation resulting from lifelong overwork eventually leading to overflow incontinence as the ending point of bladder decompensation. More contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin...
Yes: One should try to empty their bladder every 2-3 hours to avoid bladder emptying problems in the future. Chronic overdistention may lead to inability to void in the future. In the most severe cases kidney failure can occur. I see this problem once or twice a year. "never pass up the opportunity to urinate and void frequently".
What is the minimum of urine that can be contained for those people to be considered ti have enlarged bladder conditions?
Known normal range: Normal bladder capacity is about 400-600ml and almost all is emptied after urination. If post-void urine volume is 50ml or more, it is considered post-void urinary retention. As a resevoir itself, a volume of greater than 600ml is considered urinary retention. If you have symptoms/concerns. Such as dificulty with urination/urgency/frequency or lack there of...Consult your doc. Good luck.
Inability to void?: Many things can cause each of these non-specific symptoms, but the inability to void, or empty the bladder, can cause all three together. This problem can result from a failure of the bladder to squeeze propery (neurogenic bladder, diabetes, nerve injury overdistension), or from an obstruction of the bladder outlet (prostate enlargement, urethral stricture).
Can be/other things.: Depending on your age, etc. Other things, like weak ligaments that hold up the bladder and other organs can cause fuller/lower feeling bladder. A distended colon can do it, but depending on the cause other symptoms would be present, like bowel disturbsnces, etc. In women, things like ovarian cysts, etc. That enlarge the ovary can increase the abdominal size/girth. See your doctor to be sure.
18 week fetal US indicated enlarged bladder. Kidneys measured normal. Amniotic fluid normal. Any advice?
Full bladder US?: If the ultrasound was done with a full bladder as is usually done, then the pregnancy will distort and displace the bladder at 18 weeks, so it is difficult to say that the "bladder was enlarged". Since the amniotic fluid content is OK. As well as the fetus then "no worries" at this juncture.See 1 more doctor answer
My uncle just undergone TURP for enlarged prostate gland. Post surgery he has hypotonic bladder. Is it curable!? What is the treatment
Difficult problem: If recent there may still be recovery, the first step in treatment is a good evaluation, usually with urodynamic studies to determine if it is truly a weak bladder vs a persistent obstruction. If the bladder is weak, but he can void and does not experience repeat infections then it may be best to do nothing beyond behavioral strategies. The only real treatment is a catheter, preferably self-cath.See 1 more doctor answer
See your PCP first.: Neurogenic bladder sphincter dysfunction is usually a lesion in any level of the nervous system from the cortex, the spine and the peripheral nervous system. See your pcp first who can refer you to a urologist. Oxybutynin has been used. Early diagnosis is important to prevent damage to your kidneys and the urinary bladder wall.
Emergency surgery: If you bladder ruptures, it needs to be repaired. Although urine is usually sterile, when it leaks into your abdominal area due to a ruptured bladder it can cause serious problems. Furthermore, what ever caused the bladder to rupture may have caused other trauma. Check with your surgeon.
Individualized: There are different types of neurogenic bladder. Common causes might be multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury or stroke. In general, the bladder's function is to store and void urine, both of which can be disrupted. Goals of treatment should be to allow low pressure storage of urine and adequate emptying at a convenient time. Self catherization and medication are often used to accomplish this.See 1 more doctor answer
BLADDER DIVERTICULUM: Hutch diverticulae are a certain types seen at the junction of the ureter and bladder and, by themselves are harmless if there is no reflux. They are often associated with refluxing ureters. There are many who have them found by accident that have no symptoms. Other bladder diverticulae can be signs of high voiding pressures as well as a hutch enlarging from same. A bladder diary and urodynamics.
Start with Kegels: Start with kegel exercises. I recommend 20 contractions, 3 times a day. Contract 5 seconds, relax 10. It takes 5 minutes. If that doesn't work, see your doctor. May need medication or surgery. For more: @thepeedoc www. Peedoc. Com.
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Can be problematic: Serotype 131 e. Coli is usually resistant to most pof the commonly used antibiotics. Urine has already been cultured ; serotyped if you know it is st131. Sensitivities are crucial as bug may be resistant to cipro, (ciprofloxacin) cefrtoaxone, trimethoprim-sulf etc. May be sensitive to meripenem or ertapenem. These have to be administered intravenously. Advise input by an infectious disease specialist. Good luck.
Yes & no: There are such remedies but none proven by studies to work. (see mayo clinic article: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/bladder-stones/ds00904/dsection=alternative-medicine). You can try some of the listed herbs, but see your pcp or urologist first to discuss other options.
Sensitivities needed: Best ways to treat UTI's are to first confirm that ones symptoms are from a documented bacterial infection. This is confirmed when a urine sample has been sent for culture and sensitivities and a bacteria grows and a panel of sensitivities is listed. This process usually takes 2 days. Pending the sensitivities the medical care provider selects which antibiotic would be best for the patient.
What does enlarged bladder pertain to? To its weight or volume capacity? Clinically, "enlarged bladder would more likely be referred to an increasingly incomplete emptying bladder, which is the ending course of bladder decompensation resulting from lifelong overwork eventually leading to overflow incontinence as the ending point of bladder decompensation. More ...Read more
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