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Sludge In Bladder
Depends: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. All medications have there own set of side effects and warnings. There are no good head to head studies. Some of it is trial and error with your doctor. For more see http://peedoc. Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more
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
Mildly enlarged prostate and slight sludge in bladder. Taking roliflo od 2 mg one capsule a day before going to bed. Pvr, pas reports show normal.
Not sure a problem: I'm not sure what you mean by sludge in bladder. However if urine is too concentrated, dark or slightly cloudy, it may mean that you are not drinking enough clear fluids (try to get in 5-6 glasses of water, etc by 8pm). If there is a problem with the bladder, only the urologist will be able to define and treat that. ...Read more
I have been detected with tiny gall bladder sludge. Taking 1 ursomax 300 for last 2 months. Is it sufficient. Advice required.?
Are you symptomatic?: It depends on how you feel. If you have no gallbladder symptoms, you are likely adequately treated. Gallbladder sludge is a common finding, and its presence doesn't mean you will have gallbladder symptoms. ...Read more
I am having gall bladder sludge having occasional pain, what medicine should I take during pain & also in asymptomatic stage. Thanks.
Strong pain pills: Gallbladder attacks can be one of the most severe pains we can experience. If you have sludge demonstrated on your ultrasound, I strongly recommend having your gallbladder removed. Taking pain meds when you have an attack is just a "band aid." It won't cure the problem. Gallbladder attacks become more frequent, more severe, and have a higher risk of complications over time. Waiting won't help ...Read more
Am 19 with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis have a gall bladder sludge with inflammation in head of pancreatitis will this be reduces by medicines???
FAT FREE DIET/DRUGS&:
You need to be on fat free diet, with small breakfast. Frequent small meals and reduced calories
Drugs like Actigail (Ursodiol) a gall stone solubilizing agent and another Chenodeoxycholic acid
Last resort is Cholecystectomy as you have chronic pancreatitis
Check your blood for triglycerides, calcium etc ...Read more
I have 38years old. By medical imaging my hysician mentioned that I have sludge or outgrowth in my gall-bladder. It is sticked and 6.5mm.
Possible polp: You may have a gallbladder polyp or sticky round sludge in the gallbladder. A reasonable approach is a followup gallbladder ultrasound in 6 months. If this is done make sure you are fasting for at least 8 hours before the exam and ask for color doppler of the gallbladder abnormality if it is seen again. Polyps can have blood flow in them on doppler while sludge will not. ...Read more
I have just been told I have sludge in the lumen the BCD dilated to 1.5 CM after gall bladder removal will this mean more surgery please?
Not Necessarily: Increasing size of the Common Bile Duct is normal after having your gallbladder removed. Unless you are having recurrent symptoms, I don't think you need surgery. You may need to have an upper endoscopy to open the valve so the sludge can be drained easier from the duct. That will be up to you, your symptoms and your surgeon/endoscopist. ...Read more
My daughter has started vomiting again after being treated for bowl obstruction and bladder infection. They found sludge in her gallbladder.
Needs 2 See Her Dr.: If someone with a recent history of a bowel obstruction begins to vomit, they have a recurrent obstruction until proven otherwise. Other concerning signs include abdominal distention and constipation. While it may be a false alarm, it would be best to have her seen. ...Read more
I am having gall bladder stone, but I don't have any pain or any symptoms. This stone and sludge is visible in ultrasound. Local doctors have suggested to undergo laproscopic removal of bladder. But I am not cmfortable with gb removal. Also I am suffering fro
Adult -> 5 - 600mL: (17 - 20 oz) calculation for children is to add 2 to their age in years ; express it in oz. Thus normal bladder volume for a 5-year-old is 7 oz or 210ml, 12 oz or 350 ml for a ten-year-old. Teen-agers have an adult size bladder. Full-term newborn babies have about a 50 - 60 ml bladder capacity, just about 2 oz. Of course some adults can stretch their bladders to hold a liter. ...Read more
Yes but. . .: Why? Talk to your doc about what's going on in your life that would make you ask this question. Yes, the bladder can be removed, but usually only when someone has extensive bladder cancer. Frequent urinary tract infections are not enough reason for surgery. Nor urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control). You mentioned constipation which can sometimes aggravate/cause incontinence. Fix that 1st. ...Read more
Muscle or nerve...: Problems. The bladder's purpose is to store urine then empty fully. If the muscle is unable to accommodate urine or squeeze to expel it, it will function poorly. The muscles are controlled by nerves, which deliver the sense of filling, then coordinate muscle contraction. Ms, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, bladder thickening, obstruction, scarring, interstitial cystitis, can affect these systems. ...Read more
It means. .: It usually means its normal. It also means the organ, in this case the bladder, is unremarkable as visualized on the specific modality under question. It also means the interpreting radiologist didn't see anything abnormal for him or her to comment on. Its usually a good thing. ...Read more
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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