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Treatments For Bladder Diverticulum
F 26. Voiding cystogram for frequent urination, it showed a 1cm bladder diverticulum on rt side. Waiting for urologist appt. What does this mean?
Not serious: Bladder diverticuli are small out pouching or herniations of the bladder lining or mucosa through muscular bands of the bladder wall. Your diverticulum measures 1 cm, or less than 1/2 inch which is quite small and rarely of any significance at the size. Your urologist will review your voiding habits with you. ...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
Few prominent mesenteric nodes are seen in RLQ (right lower quadrant) -Tiny cyst in Rt lobe of the liver. - Urinary bladder diverticulum?
Nodes liver cyst: These findings described suggest a diagnostic study was performed and probably a abdominal pelvic CT. They cysts and nodes are relatively common incidental findings which may or may not relate to the purpose for which the study was ordered. That it was ordered suggests a venue for you to discuss the results with the provider who ordered it. The Urinary bladder diverticulum may need further eval. ...Read more
BLADDER DIVERTICULUM: Hutch diverticulae are a certain types seen at the junction of the ureter and bladder and, by themselves are harmless if there is no reflux. They are often associated with refluxing ureters. There are many who have them found by accident that have no symptoms. Other bladder diverticulae can be signs of high voiding pressures as well as a hutch enlarging from same. A bladder diary and urodynamics. ...Read more
Urogynecologist: See a urogynecologist or urologist for help. ...Read more
What might this be? CT appears a cystic mass 7.3 cm above but adjecent to bladder. May be urinary Diverticulum but a separate mass is felt more likely
In the matter of...: ...medical tests, Health Tap recommends to our members that they ask their personal physician to evaluate test results. The physician who ordered the tests is in the best position to explain them and to recommend further evaluation and treatment. Wishing you the best...Dr. Anne ...Read more
Which is likely to cause a feeling of need to urinate&bladder discomfort: few small (1 is 2 cm) fibroids or kidney stones in the calyceal diverticulum?
Depenfs: A diverticulum is a bulge through a weakness in the intestinal wall. A divertiucum can occur in the esophagus, small intestine, and colon. A diverticulum myy have no symptoms & there are no medications for a diverticulum. Those in the esophagus can cause swallowing problems & may need surgery. Small bowel ones are observed. Avoid constipation for those in colon. ...Read more
Had a cystoscopy and it showed a pocket in my bladder and i seen some white balls in there. What is that? Could diverticula be from hysterectomy?
No pills: do surgery: This defect can lead the intestines to twist on themself & cut of their flow & blood supply, die & leak causing blood poisoning & death. It can also begin bleeding & that blood loss be deadlly. The best surgical out come comes from elective removal in a stable patient with decreasing success as an unstable emergency. It can be confirmed & reoved thru a laparoscope (tube) with minimal complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: Really, the treatment for this congenital esophagus outpouching is surgical. There's no medication or lifestyle change which can make it go away. Good luck. ...Read more
I don't know much about herbal medicine but don't have good insurance. Are there any plant treatments for meckel’s diverticulum?
No: Meckel's diverticulum is a physical pouch, so medicine doesn't help it. But they can be associated with bleeding. And if patients have mild bleeding, we may use iron to help build back up their hemoglobin stores. Iron can be found in over the counter pills or many foods; beans would be a good non-meat source. ...Read more
Diagnosed with bladder diverticula. Burning urination, especially after a spicy meal(since childhood). Burning is relieved after drinking buttermilk. Odor of urine present. I take less water and retain urine.
Urinary burning: Burning on urination occurs with a bladder infection or inflammation of the urethra. The bladder diverticulum may make you prone to bladder infections. A urinalysis and urine culture with a colony count detects infection of the urinary tract.If your tests show no infection, perhaps drinking adequate amounts of fluid daily as well as cranberry juice would prevent uti's. Discuss with your urologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is PCN the most successful treatment for stones located in the diverticula? I've also read about RIRS & laparoscopy. How long must the drain tube stay
No: The "stones" don't need any treatment. If the pouches that contain the calcified stool (stones), become inflamed, they usually require a more broad spectrum antibiotic than penicillin. If an abscess develops, may need drainage. For free rupture, need emergent laparoscopic wash out and drainage, and on occasion a resection and temporary ostomy. ...Read more
Emergency surgery: If you bladder ruptures, it needs to be repaired. Although urine is usually sterile, when it leaks into your abdominal area due to a ruptured bladder it can cause serious problems. Furthermore, what ever caused the bladder to rupture may have caused other trauma. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more
Possibly: If the onset is very recent and is due to nerve compression that can be reversed it may be curable with surgery. An example is an acute lumbar disc herniation that causes neurogenic bladder. If the condition is chronic it is less likely to respond to treatment though it still may. In chronic cases treatment usually focuses on managing the problem and may include self catheterization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Individualized: There are different types of neurogenic bladder. Common causes might be multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury or stroke. In general, the bladder's function is to store and void urine, both of which can be disrupted. Goals of treatment should be to allow low pressure storage of urine and adequate emptying at a convenient time. Self catherization and medication are often used to accomplish this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The following...: I assumed the diagnosis is well established. If so, take the following: 1. Understand ; accept it, 2. Behavioral modification with moderate fluid intake, no spicy foods, no coffee or caffeine-related beverages, and timed voiding, 3. Pelvic floor muscle exercise to promote self-awareness, 4. Join ic/pbs supporting goups, 5. Try various drugs, 6. Careful coitus, 6. Try nerve-stimulating... Interstim. ...Read more
Treatment of PBS: The treatment of pbs involves multiple approaches. Medications, avoidance of irritants, bladder installations, pelvic floor physical therapy, neuromodulation. For more information see this link. http://www.drjkm.com/treatment-options-interstitial-cystitis-painful-bladder-syndromes-part-3-discussion-ic-pbs/. ...Read more
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