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What's the best medicine for overactive bladder?

What's the best medicine for overactive 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.

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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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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.

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.

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How to remove sludge from urinary bladder?

How to remove sludge from urinary bladder?

Urinate: Any sludge present will come out when you empty your bladder. Suggest you see a urologist if unable to empty bladder.

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What type of medication for to get rid of sludge in my gall bladder?

What type of medication for to get rid of sludge in my gall bladder?

Ursodiol: Sludge consists of microscopic stones. For sludge in the gallbladder associated with vague symptoms, ursodiol can help to dissolve the microscopic stones over the course of months. For more severe symptoms, surgery is more effective. For infection, surgery is required.

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I have been detected with tiny gall bladder sludge. Taking 1 ursomax 300 for last 2 months. Is it sufficient. Advice required.?

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.

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I am having gall bladder sludge having occasional pain, what medicine should I take during pain & also in asymptomatic stage. Thanks.

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

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Am 19 with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis have a gall bladder sludge with inflammation in head of pancreatitis will this be reduces by medicines???

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

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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.

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.

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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?

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.

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My daughter has started vomiting again after being treated for bowl obstruction and bladder infection. They found sludge in her gallbladder.

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.

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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

U Need2 Talk2 UR Dr.: The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not require treatment. In fact, as many as 75% of people w/stones never develop symptoms. I recommend that you clarify with your doctor why surgery is being recommended.

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What is a tipped bladder?

Cystocele: This probably refers to a dropped bladder or cystocele.

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Is a leaky bladder fixable?

Is a leaky bladder fixable?

Yes often: There are several causes for urinary incontinence and the treatments are very different depending on the cause. The good news is that an effective solution can be found in 80% or more of cases. Consult a urologist if you are male and a urogynecologist if you are female.

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What is a compressed bladder?

What is a compressed bladder?

Empty: The bladder is empty. A comrpessed bladder can have something compressing it.

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How to check bladder problem?

How to check bladder problem?

Talk to your doc.: There are many tools for investigating bladder problems, but like anything in medicine you need to talk to the doctor so that they may be selected and applied in the right sequence to make you better.

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How much can your bladder hold?

How much can your bladder hold?

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.

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Can you have your bladder removed?

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.

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How can I treat a bladder problem?

How can I treat a bladder problem?

Depends.: I didn't mean it that way. The treatment would depend on the problem - overactive or underactive. Do you tend to leak urine or retain urine?