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Doctor insights on: Vicodin And Diazepam And Bowel And Bladder Incontinence

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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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Can groin hernias cause bowel and bladder problems?

Can groin hernias cause bowel and bladder problems?

Yes: An inguinal hernia is a hole in the muscle layers of the abdominal wall which allows a sac of the abdominal lining to come through it. That sac is open at the base and will, sometimes, allow bowel or fatty tissue or bladder to enter the sac and become irritated, stuck or in worst case injured and gangrenous. Symptoms can vary based on what is in the sac and how badly trapped and irritated it is. ...Read more

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What are causes of bowel and bladder problems after a complete hysterectomy?

What are causes of bowel and bladder problems after a complete hysterectomy?

More info needed: In the long run, there should be no affect on your bowel or bladder function after hysterectomy. There are risks of surgery to both those organ systems, but those problems would arise promptly after surgery. ...Read more

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Can diazepan do urinary incontinence while sleeping.?

Can diazepan do urinary incontinence while sleeping.?

Yes: Diazepam is a potent muscle relaxant. It can cause muscle relaation that will lead to urinary leakage at night.
Sometimes we prescribe diazepam in cases where tight muscles or muscle spasm is causing uinrary retention. ...Read more

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2mg diazepam and 5/325 norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) script for both but are they really ok to take together? Honestly??????

2mg diazepam and 5/325 norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) script for both but are they really ok to take together? Honestly??????

Not dangerous if: These drugs do interact to increase the effects of each other. You may be extra drowsy and have trouble concentrating or feel dizzy. As long as you are not doing a task that requires clarity or operating a dangerous machine - NO DRIVING, PLEASE! - you'll not do harm to your body for the short term anyway. I hope (I expect you do too) that your need for these is short term. If not - start seeking. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for incontinence surgery for dropped bladder?

What is the recovery time for incontinence surgery for dropped bladder?

Depends: It depends on if the surgery is done only to correct incontinence, or if you have repair of prolapse (dropping). Also, it depends on what type of activities you want to do. In general the healing to return to most daily activities is 2-6 weeks. Heavy lifting or strenuous exercise may have to be delayed for several months because it takes the body this long to form scar tissue. ...Read more

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How can recurring bladder infections impact on incontinence?

How can recurring bladder infections impact on incontinence?

Worsen it.: Bladder infections cause increased urgency and bladder muscle contractions that make it hard to hold the urine. Why are you having recurrent infections would be a great question to answer. Not treated with right medication, kidney stones, bladder prolapse, hygiene issues? Seek help from a urologist or urogynecologist if you are female. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bowel incontinence?

What is the definition or description of: bowel incontinence?

See below: Bowel incontinence is the loss of bowel control, leading to an involuntary passage of stool. This can range from occasionally leaking a small amount of stool and passing gas, to completely losing control of bowel movements. Causes are numerous but include neurological, psychiatric, gynecologic, dietary and traumatic causes. Referral to a colorectal surgeon can determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can you prevent bowel incontinence?

Perhaps: The causes of fecal incontinence are many and if you suffer from this chronically you should see your doctor for further discussion and evaluation to determine which treatment is appropriate. ...Read more

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What surgical operations are done to treat bowel incontinence?

What surgical operations are done to treat bowel incontinence?

Depends on cause: For example, incontinence caused by inflammatory bowel disease is often treated medically, with surgery (removal of part or all of the colon) as a last resort. Celiac disease, caused by a gluten allergy, can often be treated by changing diet. Incontinence caused by an anatomic problem such as a disrupted anal sphincter can be treated with physical therapy or surgery. ...Read more

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Which physician treats bowel incontinence?

Which physician treats bowel incontinence?

Colorectal surgeons: Colorectal surgeons treat bowel incontinence. We have a lot of really good treatments available now, including both surgical and non-surgical options. You no longer have to limit your lifestyle because of this embarrassing condition. ...Read more

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Minor bowel incontinence. Also have bulging discs L4 to S1. are the two related or would the incontinence be due to digestive issue?

Minor bowel incontinence. Also have bulging discs L4 to S1. are the two related or would the incontinence be due to digestive issue?

Not normal: Bowel incontinence is not normal, and if you have a history of bulging discs, this symptom could be a red flag for irritation to the spinal cord. Please see a doctor for evaluation ASAP. ...Read more

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What can I do if I've developed urinary incontinence and a possible intestinal tear from my bladder through the anus? If that's possible?

What can I do if I've developed urinary incontinence and a possible intestinal tear from my bladder through the anus? If that's possible?

See a urologist: Recommend seeing a urologist for further work up.
There are many different conditions that can cause urinary incontinence. However you would be severely ill if you had an intestinal tear or bladder tear. If you are experience any symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting lightheadedness, fever, fainting......go to ER ...Read more

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25 y/o history of 2 pregnancies with chronic urinary incontinence. Done kegals and bladder training. Any other suggestions? Its embarassing&smelly.

25 y/o history of 2 pregnancies with chronic urinary incontinence. Done kegals and bladder training. Any other suggestions? Its embarassing&smelly.

See your doctor!: Lots of new and exciting treatments now are available for different types of incontinence -- outpatient, one-stitch sling procedures to cure stress (cough, sneeze) incontinence; new, effective medications with fewer side effects to treat oab (over-active bladder); and newer, more accurate, in-office testing to confirm the diagnosis and the right treatments. ...Read more

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Tell me about bladder sling for incontinence?

Tell me about bladder sling for incontinence?

Treats incontinence: A sling is a device that is placed below the urethra - tube that drains the bladder - to prevent leakage of urine. Slings can be mesh, biologic materials like pig skin or can be made from your own tissue. Slings are used to treat stress incontinence or leaking that is associated with activities like coughing, sneezing or jumping. ...Read more

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Why does my overactive bladder cause incontinence?

Why does my overactive bladder cause incontinence?

Several reasons: Overactive bladder means the bladder is sending signals that you need to go. Sometimes the signal is too much to hold back and the bladder contracts. If your urinary sphincter can't hold it back then you leak. That's called urge incontinence. Sounds like you need to get checked out by your doctor or a urologist. For more see http://peedoc. Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of treating bladder incontinence with botox injections?

What are the dangers of treating bladder incontinence with botox injections?

Retention, UTI: Botox is used to treat severe urge incontinence (overactive bladder). It is injected thru a cystoscope (thin telescope) into the detrusor (bladder) muscle. Botox partially paralyzes spastic bladder muscle, there can be a period of temporary urinary retention or trouble emptying the bladder requiring catheterization, typically for a week. Utis may occur during this period. ...Read more

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Is loss of bladder control the same thing as incontinence?

Is loss of bladder control the same thing as incontinence?

Yes: There are several types of incontinece, urge, stress and overflow. Urge incontinence may require medication. Stress incontinence may respond to exercise or a quick in office procdure called renessa. Other surgeries are more extensive. Timed voiding, justy emptying your bladder every your or 2 can go a long way toward managing the problem. Renessa is new. You can contact me about it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bladder incontinence, stress?

What is the treatment for bladder incontinence, stress?

Start with Kegels: Start with kegel exercises. I recommend 20 contractions, 3 times a day. Contract 5 seconds, relax 10. It takes 5 minutes. If that doesn't work, see your doctor. May need medication or surgery. For more: @thepeedoc www. Peedoc. Com. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Stress bladder Incontinence?

What is the definition or description of: Stress bladder Incontinence?

Here are some...: Stress bladder incontinence may be used by some laypersons for stress urinary incontinence (SUI), which denotes unwanted leak of urine right at the moment of sudden increase inside urinary bladder usually from some physical activities like sneezing, laughing, weight lifting, etc., resulting from pelvic floor muscle weakness which is usually attributed to childbirth, aging, etc. More? Ask... ...Read more

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Is bowel incontinence common?

Fecal Incontinence: Fecal incontinence is estimated to occurs in some 5% of the population. The most common cause in the United States is the trauma of vaginal childbirth, particularly if a tear occurred or if a posterior midline episiotomy was performed.
It is often not brought by patients and not asked about by doctors.
It is treatable and manageable in most cases, with attention to diet, meals, a bowel journal. ...Read more

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How is bowel incontinence typically treated?

How is bowel incontinence typically treated?

Disrupted or weak: Anal sphincter but also diarrhea or ibs unfortunately people wait until the muscle gets to far gone to do much with. Sphincter repair, biofeedback and neuroma dilation r therapies now, but slings are in govt trials right now. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have bowel incontinence?

What should I do if I have bowel incontinence?

Lots of options: Colorectal surgeons treat bowel incontinence. We have a lot of really good treatments available now, including both surgical and non-surgical options. You no longer have to limit your lifestyle because of this embarrassing condition. Make an appointment to discuss your options with a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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I am embarrassed about my bowel incontinence. What can I do about it?

I am embarrassed about my bowel incontinence. What can I do about it?

Bowel leakage: Is upsetting and embarassing. A GI doctor or colorectal surgeon or urogynecologist can help evaluate the problem and suggest treatments. ...Read more

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I dashed off to the bathrooms my bladder just stopped holding. Do I have stress incontinence?

Urge: Incontinence most likely. Stress incontinence is the cough, sneeze, laugh, activity induced urine leakage. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause bladder incontinence?

Can kidney stones cause bladder incontinence?

No: Stones in the kidneys have no relationship to urinary incontinence. A ureteral stones near the bladder can however, cause bladder irritative symptoms. ...Read more

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I have question with my bladder. I have frequency, urgency, and occasional incontinence. No uti, no bladder or pelvic floor prolapse. ?

I have question with my bladder. I have frequency, urgency, and occasional incontinence. No uti, no bladder or pelvic floor prolapse. ?

Diet?: I agree with dr. Klauber. Additionally for women, aging, diet and hormones have an effect of urgency on the bladder. The more acidic foods such as carbonated drinks and citrus fruits, tomatoes, and, caffeine, can cause urgency symptoms with occasional urge incontinence. Low vaginal estrogen makes women more sensitive to the urgency symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What suggestions are there to control bowel incontinence with multiple sclerosis? Is the incontinence permanent when it develops with ms?

Suggestions: Generically, I like to start with increased amounts of fibre into the diet. Would avoid stimulants such as caffeine and also, alcohol. Would want to be certain that there is no added co-morbidity, such as a colonic cancer which can be causing issues. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. Reflecting the ...Read more