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Symptoms Of Fistula Between Bowel And Bladder
I have POTS syndrome & hypermobility syndrome. All of muscles are weak. I have trouble pooping, controlling my bladder and bowel. No doctor knows why.
Dysautonomia: 18y fem has "Hypermobility Syndrome, weak muscles, POTS, difficulty controlling bladder/bowel". Autonomic nerves are tethered at vertebral foramina & subluxing joints, especially sacroiliac joints, impinge these nerves arousing neural stimuli of smooth muscles of arteries, intestine & bladder. Dysautonomic effects manifest as patient describes. Many of these patients go on to develop Fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have a bowel +bladder fistula, would an operation be need for this , and if surgery, is it keyhole or open surgery?
These fistulas : Are amongst the most difficult to treat and very rarely respond to medical therapy (that is, if you have Crohn's disease). It almost always requires surgery, and the surgical repair can be difficult and is not always successful. I'd recommend seeing an accomplished surgeon with this kind of experience. ...Read more
What should be done if debris in bladder on ultra sound and cystoscopy. Could it be from fistula from small bowel to bladder?
I have a supra pubic catheter and have constant uti's that have bowel bacteria in them. Ileostomy as well. Could I have fistula small bowel - bladder
Possibly: Urinary tract infections commonly have bowel bacteria, but if you are concerned and you keep getting them soon after finishing antibiotics it is worth having some testing to determine if there is a fistula. May involve a ct, a cystoscopy, or a dye study. Knowing more about why you have an ostomy and a suprapubic catch would allow a better answer. ...Read more
Constant right flank/back, intermittent abdominal and epigastric pain+no fever+no urine or bowel symptoms+history of bladder cancer and hysterectomy?
Got tight bladder neck, urge pee all time no pain. test neg. urge 10x worse when sat on toilet and bowel move. Is this also symptom? what else could b
Urologist: This is a case for a urologist. Medications like flomax are helpful in bladder neck problems. Urethral abnormalities, overactive bladder problems, prostate dysfunction all are possibilities here. I'm not sure what tests have been done, but a urologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Arachnoiditis symptms say loss of bowel and bladder. What degree?Do constipation/frequent urinating fall into this category?I have most other symptom
Overactive Bladder: Although the cause of overactive bladder is unknown, it is obvious that back issues will affect the bladder since all the nerves to the bladder have to run through the spinal cord in the back. These nerves are very sensitive to any inflammation such as arachnoiditis. Since there is not always easy answers for back issues, the patient has to use therapy for oab. Constipation makes oab worse. ...Read more
Absorption of fat: When the bowel can't efficiently absorb the nutrients passing through, those undigested products speed up the bowel movements. Gb pain, may be from stones or dysfunction of the gallbladder. The gb assists in absorption of fat. Fats consumed usually provoke gb pain and may also increase bloating and bowel movements as well. ...Read more
How will my gynecologist fix my fistula? (apparently there is a hole between my bladder and vagina? Does this affect fertility?
Complicated: This diagnosis is rare in young women unless you've had a vaginal delivery. But if it is the case, you'll probably need a urogynecologist, or someone who specializes in pelvic reconstruction. This is not a surgery that most gynecologists do every day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had surgery to remove fistula between colon and bladder. Foley taken out yesterday. Are small bits of blood in urine and pain during erection normal?
Yes but: Sorry you had colovesical fistula at such a young age .Small bits of blood after taking Foley out is not worrisome.Call your surgeon and mention about painful erections .S/he might prescribe oral ketoconazole which will often prevent this. Hope this helps.Speedy recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more
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