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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