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Sphincter Of Bladder
Please Clarify: The sphincter of oddi is a normal anatomic structure at the point where the bile duct enters the intestine (see duodenal papilla on pic above). Dysfunction of the sphincter, though very rare, can simulate gallbladder-type pain & is a possible explanation for ongoing pain despite gb removal. This can be diagnosed by endoscopic testing & treated by cutting the sphincter. ...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
Stores bile: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile that is made in the liver. It also secretes some mucus from its internal lining. The gallbladder responds to fats entering the duodenum by squeezing bile out into the dodenum to emulsify the fats and aid in their digestion and absorption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can urethritis cause an overactive bladder? What is the difference between overactive bladder and bladder spasms?
Here are some ...: Urethritis may incite a premature urge to void so the patient may void oftener than usual; after treated, urethritis-related urgency subsides, but not OAB-related. Although OAB generates urge to void, the patient still usually can make to bathroom to void; bladder spam is usually referred to the occurrence of uninhibited bladder contraction incited by catheter or poor central nerve control, etc. ...Read more
Lap chole: Gall bladder surgery is usually a very common proceedure called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which a surgeon places 3 - 4 tiny holes in your abdomen to remove the offending organ. It is outpatient, you go home the same day and usually return to work in 1 - 3 weeks. It has been done safely since the early 90's. I am not familiar with a gall bladder flush. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: The occurrence of bladder and urethral prolapse attributes to combined inevitably impairing and damaging support of pelvic floor muscles for urethra, vagina, uterus, & bladder from childbirth injury, aging, & its postmenopausal hormonal deficiency. More? Seek & ask your gyn-doc timely while seeking evaluation and counseling. ...Read more
SOD: ...Is a potential cause of chronic abdominal pain and pancreatitis. It can be tricky to diagnose and difficult to treat. If you have been told you have SOD and are having chronic symptoms, consider a second opinion at a regional center that specializes in this field. Indiana university in Indianapolis or the mayo clinic may be reasonable choices in your area. Good luck. ...Read more
Post surgery care: There are several possibilities, including passing a gallstone from the lower duct. If your pain is not controllable with your prescribed pain regimen, okay to call in to your surgical team. Be well. ...Read more
Bulges and bowels: Not likely. Bulges are not likely to cause many symptoms. In fact, using study data, bulges are actually more normal than not. So bulges do not imply any symptoms. You would need severe pressure on the nerves with obvious spinal stenosis (which could be aggravated by bulges if you had congenital abnormalities). So relax. May be a fissure, or other bowel issue that a GI doc would solve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the difference between the urgency caused by overactive bladder and that caused by membranous urethral stricture ?
About prostatitis: Prostatitis=infection of prostate a male gland that produces fluid in semen supporting sperm. Infection can be from spread from urinary tract or epididymitis. Most common in younger men is sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia or gonorrhea. Urethra (carries urine from bladder through the penis) passes through the prostate; infected/swollen prostate prevents full emptying. Treatment = antibiotics ...Read more
Is the internal sphincter hypertonicity the more common problem (than the external u s) in bladder sphincter dissynergy ? Ie urinary hesitation ?
Inner sphincter: The term 'overactive bladder' is used to describe dis synergy of the bladder muscle -not contracting in coordinated fashion; this leads to loss of regularity and coordinated, controlled urination. The inner sphincter is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and is involuntary. The outer sphincter is part of the voluntary nervous system, and we can control it (the basis of kegel exercises). ...Read more