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Smoking Marijuana Cause Bladder Control Problems
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
Pelvic congestion: Generally, many women experience bloating and swelling around the time of their menstrual cycle due to hormone related increases in blood flow to the pelvis. This seems to be associated with increases in bladder leakage around menses in some women, although we are not sure of the exact mechanism. Avoid cravings for caffeine and chocolate which are bladder irritants. ...Read more
No: It is not common to lose bladder control with pseudo-seizures. That is more likely to occur with seizures. Pseudo seizures often occur due to a stressful situation, they are unconscious in origin, but they have no neurological findings. They have no post-ictal phase as typical seizures do (like loss of bladder control) and may be treated effectively with therapy. ...Read more
My father 58 yr old has been smoking that synthetic marijuana for almost a year. He is coughing so badly. What kind of medical problems does it cause?
Taking huge risks: The safety of synthetic marijuana hasn't been scientifically studied but it can cause serious psychological & physical problems, including kidney failure. It appears to be much more potent & addicting than cannabis. The chemicals in it & potency can vary greatly from batch to batch. Your father is taking dangerous risks with his health. Real marijuana is far safer. See http://2themax. Org/? Cat=6. ...Read more
Absolutely: The bladder is controlled locally by a circuit of nerves that go to the spine at the lower back area but there is a circuit of nerves that also go to the brain so that you can think about and determine when you want to go to the bathroom. Disruption of that "brain" circuit can affect the information going to the bladder and cause voiding problems. ...Read more
Incontinence: There are 3 types: stress, urge, overflow incontinence. Stress incontinence is due to loss of bladder support from pregnancy, aging, hormonal deficiency. Urge incontinence is due over activity of the bladder muscle, usually of unknown cause, and overflow incontinence caused by urinary obstruction, or neurogenic bladder that cause urine retention. ...Read more
Unlikely: Leaving a tampon in too long is unlikely to cause loss of bladder control unless it causes a vaginal or bladder infection, which can increase your loss of bladder control. We actually recommend using a tampon during exercise as a way to prevent exercise induced bladder leakage, as a tampon can support the bladder neck. ...Read more
Yes: Almost all systems deteriorate with age and exceed the body's ability to repair itself, which is why we die. It is interesting that there is an innate process in which certain neurons are programmed to die, which is called apoptosis. ...Read more
Better hygiene?: Use fresh pads more frequently, shower or bathe at least once a day, and wear freshly laundered underwear and other clothes every day. That should take care of it. ...Read more
Is it safe to take AZO Bladder Control capsules for a mild urinary urgency problem? I really only need it at night.
Well: If there is any chance you could have an infection - that needs to be addressed first. Take care. ...Read more
Many things: The bladder has a simple function: store waste and get rid of it when you tell it to. However, that may seem simple, it is a complex arrangement of nerves, muscles and signaling pathways. When the bladder "losses control" it means there is fault in one of these complex systems. A urologist can usually diagnose the exact cause and direct treatment accordingly. ...Read more
Several causes: Causes of loss of bladder control include infection, scarring of the urinary tract with blockage, and childbirth. Many times, there are no physical causes and one can have urge incontinence from an overactive bladder. This condition is generally treated with oral medications. ...Read more
Hi would bladder control or being unable to hold it before I get to the toilet be a problem with a broken tailbone?
Yes: ? if "tailbone fracture" causes urinary urgency. Sacral-coccygeal fracture imputes mechanical force also injurious to pelvic ligaments, which are radiolucent & undetectable. Parasympathetics exit sacrum & cross ventral sacroiliac joints (SIJ). SIJ hypermobility is associated w. interstitial cystitis (IC). IMO, bladder autonomic dysregulation is unifying explanation for Interstitial Cystitis. ...Read more
My husband told me he had problem in kidergarden with his bladder control in kidergarden he wetted bed until age 12.What is odds for my kids?
Bed wetting: Bed wetting tends to run in families there is a 50 percent change that yourchildmay have a problem ...Read more
Rarely: Loss of bladder control in the setting of herniated lumbar discs is a medical emergency. Please seek immediate medical help. ...Read more
A female coworker of mine has a bladder control problem. She must have wet her pants around me. How can I help her?
Is it safe to take AZO Bladder Control capsules for a mild urinary urgency problem? I have been to a Dr. & do not have an infection. I'm 67.
Here are some. ..: Judicious use of AZO (a topical soothing agent for urinary tract (lining or mucosa) is okay for irritative voiding if you experienced its intended effect. Urinary urgency at one of 67 needs to be checked for bladder emptying and stability by reviewing detailed general and urinary Hx + exam + testing residual urine; it usually results from altering nerve control to the bladder by aging. ... ...Read more
I was recently hospitalized due to a pulmonary embolism caused by my birth control. Is it bad for me to continue smoking marijuana?
MJ is a psychoactive drug and is bad for you with or without a clotting problem.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Is marijuana bad for overactive bladder? What to do if it causes urinary urgency & inability to urinate?
THC and muscles: Marijuana has effects on muscle function - whether it be muscle function in organs such as the bladder or intestines, or skeletal muscles. That's why your reaction time is slower when you are doing a doobie. If you are having symptoms related to its use, you need to stop its use and if symptoms not improving in a few days, talk to doc about further testing and evaluation of more permanent damage. ...Read more
These are specific tests available which your doctor can perform to determine exactly what type of incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine) you are experiencing. This is important because some types of leakage are treated with surgery, others with medication, and still others may require neuromodulation therapy (also known as interstim).
For women, gynecologists and urologists have expertise. ...Read more
Here are some...: What you reported or experienced may occur because of the occurrence of momentary dysfunction of nerve control over the bladder and urinary sphincter at the moment of extreme excitement and fear like during altercation. Such sporadic incident usually carries no clinical significance. If worsening especially accompanying other regional sensory or motor changes, seek pro-evaluation & counseling. ...Read more
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