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Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Whats 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. ...Read more

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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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How long do you clamp a Foley to bladder train ?

How long do you clamp a Foley to bladder train ?

As needed.: You need to fill bladder to get optimal contraction. It depends on fluid intake and severity. Obviously these times differ between patients, so no specific time can be given! ...Read more

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How to bladder train with a Foley cath on a male?

How to bladder train with a Foley cath  on  a male?

Urinary retention: There are a number of approaches to bladder conditioning but there are condition such as atonic bladder that will not respond. The question has to be why catheter to begin with. Prostate disease, medication, comobidities neurologic disease, diabetes. Establish cause and then focus on treatment. ...Read more

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Can I train my bladder to stretch and hold more fluid by holding in my urine when I feel the urge to go?

Can I train my bladder to stretch and hold more fluid by holding in my urine when I feel the urge to go?

Yes: Yes, holding your urine a little longer each time can help retrain the bladder for certain types of urinary urgency. At times training your bladder to a specific voiding schedule is helpful also. ...Read more

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Is it wise to pee every mint and hour or should you train touro bladder to hold it i am a 31 year old male ?

Is it wise to pee every mint and hour or should you train touro bladder to hold it i am a 31 year old male ?

Here are some ...: How often to urinate should be individualized and widely vary among men reflecting how you're born and have lived - lifestyle. It's not always making sense to compare what you're with others as long as you can adopt and adapt to what you're and feel reasonably comfortable as well as having normal urinalysis. So, seek pro-evaluation and counseling - healthy lifestyle as the core of all healthcare.. ...Read more

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Is holding the urine as long as possible a way to train the bladder if stress incontinence ?

No way: Don't do it. Kegel exercises, or squeezing a ball between your knees can often help to overcome stress urinary incontinence. Holding urine as long as possible will probably make you wet more and make you more prone to getting a uti. ...Read more

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How is it possible to train my bladder to only want to urinate at certain times? Is there any danger in holding urine in for extended periods?

How is it possible to train my bladder to only want to urinate at certain times? Is there any danger in holding urine in for extended periods?

Risk of UTI: Prolonged holding of urine can cause the overgrowth of bacteria which can lead to cystitis. It also can train your bladder to only signal the need to urinate when it is about to burst leading to urinary incontinence. Void every 3 hours in order to maintain good bladder health. ...Read more

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My potty trained 3yo daughter has woken with terrible abdom pain from full bladder 3 times in last 2 months. Normal? No signs of infection

My potty trained 3yo daughter has woken with terrible abdom pain from full bladder 3 times in last 2 months. Normal? No signs of infection

Full bladder: Try cutting out fluids a couple of hours before bed time. Avoid sodas especially colas and have her double urinate, that is, have her urinate a half hour before bedtime and then at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can tight bladder neck go back to normal again if I re train my bladder to fill more? My docs say possible. Help! Or will I need surgery in end

Can tight bladder neck go back to normal again if I re train my bladder to fill more? My docs say possible. Help! Or will I need surgery in end

Here are some...: Have you had cystourethroscopy to look into the urethra and bladder so to make sure of no urethral stricture and to verify what bladder neck and bladder lining looks like after no or poor response to alpha-blocker like Flomax (tamsulosin) since urethral stricture would not respond to it? Besides, measuring the pressure inside bladder at voiding is advised if available so to assure if indeed you've functional.. ...Read more