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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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Uncontrollable bladder function. Any good treatments out there?

Uncontrollable bladder function. Any good treatments out there?

Plenty: Best consult with a urologist or uro-gunecologist.Urodynamic studies may be recommended. Treatments include medication &/or surgery. Medications include bladder muscle or pelvic floor relaxants or improve muscle tone.Surgeries can include urethral or bladder neck slings, suspensions or injections of bulking material around bladder neck. Electrical muscle stimulators work for some.Also combinations. ...Read more

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If you have 20 % of liver and extremely overweight and uncontrolled diabetic but needs to remove gall bladder, how risky is the surgery/?

If you have 20 % of liver and extremely overweight and uncontrolled diabetic but needs to remove gall bladder, how risky is the surgery/?

Very risky: Morbid obesity is your highest risk; the "20% liver" shouldn't cause too much of an issue if the anatomy stays the same. Diabetes is an associated risk factor. In summary: High risk; possible death, but less likely (5% possibly----which is quite high) Surgery only if lifestyle limiting. ...Read more

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Can tiny bubbles or foam in urine be a bladder infection ? I'm a type 1 diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes or is it more so kidney I have 1 kidney

Can tiny bubbles or foam in urine be a bladder infection ? I'm a type 1 diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes  or is it more so kidney I have  1 kidney

Protein in urine: Foamy urine is more commonly associated with spillage of protein in the urine, a common manifestation of diabetes. It indicates damage to the kidney and evaluation by a nephrologist is recommended in addition to optimal glucose control. ...Read more

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Is a leaky bladder fixable?

Yes often: There are several causes for urinary incontinence and the treatments are very different depending on the cause. The good news is that an effective solution can be found in 80% or more of cases. Consult a urologist if you are male and a urogynecologist if you are female. ...Read more

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How to check bladder problem ?

How to check bladder  problem ?

Talk to your doc.: There are many tools for investigating bladder problems, but like anything in medicine you need to talk to the doctor so that they may be selected and applied in the right sequence to make you better. ...Read more

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How much can your bladder hold ?

How much can your bladder hold ?

Adult -> 5 - 600mL: (17 - 20 oz) calculation for children is to add 2 to their age in years ; express it in oz. Thus normal bladder volume for a 5-year-old is 7 oz or 210ml, 12 oz or 350 ml for a ten-year-old. Teen-agers have an adult size bladder. Full-term newborn babies have about a 50 - 60 ml bladder capacity, just about 2 oz. Of course some adults can stretch their bladders to hold a liter. ...Read more

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Can you have your bladder removed?

Yes but . . .: Why? Talk to your doc about what's going on in your life that would make you ask this question. Yes, the bladder can be removed, but usually only when someone has extensive bladder cancer. Frequent urinary tract infections are not enough reason for surgery. Nor urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control). You mentioned constipation which can sometimes aggravate/cause incontinence. Fix that 1st. ...Read more

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How can I treat a bladder problem?

How can I treat a bladder problem?

Depends.: I didn't mean it that way. The treatment would depend on the problem - overactive or underactive. Do you tend to leak urine or retain urine? ...Read more

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Y does bladder contracts nd expands?

Bladder: The bladder contracts down to almost nothing when it is empty. As your kidneys work it fills up to store urine until you are ready to go per. If you didn't have a bladder you would be dribbling and leaking all the time. ...Read more

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Where is bladder located in a female?

Lower abdomen: It is located in the middle lower abdomen right above the pubic area. You can google images for the female bladder to see a diagram/cartoon of the organ. ...Read more

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What can cause a incontanant bladder?

Doctor can determine: Urinary incontinence isn't a disease, it's a symptom. It can be caused by everyday habits, underlying medical conditions or physical problems. A thorough evaluation by your doctor can help determine what's behind your incontinence. ...Read more