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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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My uncle just undergone TURP for enlarged prostate gland. Post surgery he has hypotonic bladder. Is it curable!? What is the treatment

My uncle just undergone TURP for enlarged prostate gland. Post surgery he has hypotonic bladder. Is it curable!? What is the treatment

Difficult problem: If recent there may still be recovery, the first step in treatment is a good evaluation, usually with urodynamic studies to determine if it is truly a weak bladder vs a persistent obstruction. If the bladder is weak, but he can void and does not experience repeat infections then it may be best to do nothing beyond behavioral strategies. The only real treatment is a catheter, preferably self-cath. ...Read more

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How can you suspect a bladder to be neurogenic and what would be the treatment?

How can you suspect a bladder to be neurogenic and what would be the treatment?

See your PCP first.: Neurogenic bladder sphincter dysfunction is usually a lesion in any level of the nervous system from the cortex , the spine and the peripheral nervous system. See your pcp first who can refer you to a urologist. Oxybutynin has been used . Early diagnosis is important to prevent damage to your kidneys and the urinary bladder wall. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bladder rupture?

What is the treatment for bladder rupture?

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

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What are?Treatments for?Neurogenic bladder ?

What are?Treatments for?Neurogenic bladder ?

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 more

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What is the treatment for neurogenic bladder?

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 more

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What are treatments for painful bladder syndrome?

What are treatments for painful bladder syndrome?

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

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What is the treatment for painful bladder syndrome?

What is the treatment for painful bladder syndrome?

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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What are some treatments to regain bladder control?

BLADDER CONTROL: Timed voiding and kegel excersizes can help in the absents of a bladder infection. There are other pelvic floor excersizes that can help or pelvic rehab. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for bladder prolapse?

What are the treatment options for bladder prolapse?

Several: There are both non-surgical and surgical options. Bladder prolapse can occur by itself or be associated with urinary incontinence, rectal prolapse, uterine prolapse, or in the absence of a uterus, prolapse of the top of the vagina. Non-surgical options include use of a pessary or pelvic floor exercises. Surgical options include use of mesh or graft material to correct the specific anatomic defects. This can be approached laparoscopically, vaginally or a combined approach. ...Read more

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