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What Is The Best Treatment For Enlarged Bladder
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
Unclear in specifics: What does enlarged bladder pertain to? To its weight or volume capacity? Clinically, "enlarged bladder would more likely be referred to an increasingly incomplete emptying bladder, which is the ending course of bladder decompensation resulting from lifelong overwork eventually leading to overflow incontinence as the ending point of bladder decompensation. More contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin... ...Read more
Yes: One should try to empty their bladder every 2-3 hours to avoid bladder emptying problems in the future. Chronic overdistention may lead to inability to void in the future. In the most severe cases kidney failure can occur. I see this problem once or twice a year. "Never pass up the opportunity to urinate and void frequently". ...Read more
What is the minimum of urine that can be contained for those people to be considered ti have enlarged bladder conditions?
Known normal range: Normal bladder capacity is about 400-600ml and almost all is emptied after urination. If post-void urine volume is 50ml or more, it is considered post-void urinary retention. As a resevoir itself, a volume of greater than 600ml is considered urinary retention. If you have symptoms/concerns. Such as dificulty with urination/urgency/frequency or lack there of... Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Can be/other things.: Depending on your age, etc. Other things, like weak ligaments that hold up the bladder and other organs can cause fuller/lower feeling bladder. A distended colon can do it, but depending on the cause other symptoms would be present, like bowel disturbsnces, etc. In women, things like ovarian cysts, etc. That enlarge the ovary can increase the abdominal size/girth. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
Inability to void?: Many things can cause each of these non-specific symptoms, but the inability to void, or empty the bladder, can cause all three together. This problem can result from a failure of the bladder to squeeze propery (neurogenic bladder, diabetes, nerve injury overdistension), or from an obstruction of the bladder outlet (prostate enlargement, urethral stricture). ...Read more
18 week fetal US indicated enlarged bladder. Kidneys measured normal. Amniotic fluid normal. Any advice?
Full bladder US?: If the ultrasound was done with a full bladder as is usually done, then the pregnancy will distort and displace the bladder at 18 weeks, so it is difficult to say that the "bladder was enlarged". Since the amniotic fluid content is OK. As well as the fetus then "no worries" at this juncture. ...Read more
Not enough room here to discuss. Try this site:
http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/disorders/neurogenic_bladder/urology_treatment. Aspx. ...Read more
Short answer: Consult a urologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
No one knows, but...:
The following is reasonable: — understand the nature and reality of oab and life;
— void timely, moderate fluid intake, avoid coffee, caffeine-related drinks, spicy foods, alcohol;
— use oab-related available drugs judiciously on try to error basis;
— pelvic physical therapy;
— try nerve stimulator, including interstim.
Ask doc timely for details.
Best wish... ...Read more
Hard to say: Use of nightly low dose antibiotics can be by effective but you will need to see a specialist for an evaluation of your issues first. ...Read more
Infection: See your doctor as soon as possible (not an emergency). Yo may have a bladder infection. In the meantime, drinking plenty of fluids. ...Read more
Grade2 bladder ca present. Turt done and histopathology report shows infilitration into the prostrate. Please suggest the best treatment. Thank you?
Must clarify!: Urothelial tumors may grow into the prostate, along the prostatic ducts; these are noninvasive lesions with a good prognosis when resected. However, if the infiltration is into the prostatic stroma, this indicates a high stage tumor with a worse prognosis. The significance of this distinction was revealed in a 15-year study of "superficial" bladder tumors from 1999. Please talk to your urologist! ...Read more
What would be the best treatment for lower back pain (spasm?) that puts presure on bladder and pulls your body forward so as you can't stand up straight, thus body stays in a bended position that is painfull and just ceeps worsening.
LBP.: Todays technical first line of treatment for lower back pain would be physical therapy. That being said, if your back pain has never been investigated before, it might be wise to pursue an investigation into cause before you go off on physical therapy. We should know whats going on with your spine before we move forward with treatment attempts. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are the best way to treat a UTI (urine infection). It can become dangerous if untreated and can lead to kidney infections (fevers and back pain). For recurrent uti, you should see your doctor to rule out any other problems that might not be a UTI or that may predispose you to getting them. Urinate after sex and stay hydrated. Cranberry supplements can't hurt, but don't treat uti's. ...Read more
Surgery by urologist: Well versed in this subjectGet a more detailed answer ›
Preventing UTI: Prevention is the best "medicine" in avoiding uti's: hydration (uop > 2 quarts/24 hours), oral/sexual hygiene, voiding immediately after sex. In cases of recurrent utis in sexually-active, a "pre--coital" ("before sex") antibiotic such as Nitrofurantoin has been shown to be really effective. In post-menopausal women, the use of a low dose vaginal estrogen has been helpful.... ...Read more
Seek evaluation.: Neurologic problems of the bladder and bowel can be quite complex, and show up as a very wide range of symptoms and problems. I'd seek the evaluation of a urologist that sub-specializes in "neurourology". A full history, physical exam, and other testing will help determine what treatments (of which there are many), can improve your situation. Take care and good luck. ...Read more
Maalox: It is not unusual for patients post-gallbladder surgery to have an issue with bile. Sometimes, bile refluxes into the stomach, causing a significant inflammation called gastritis. The stomach is designed to handle acidity. Bile is a base. The ingredient in maalox and Gaviscon counter-acts bile and usually will improve indigestion. Also, Questran and Colestid (colestipol) are helpful in pts. W/ diarrhea. ...Read more
Best guess what would is the prognosis of an 87 y/o w/ metastatic bladder cancer that spread to the lung without treatment and is otherwise healthy?
Help it empty: An enlarged bladder usually has poor muscle tone and either doesn't empty at all, or empties incompletely. This can happen acutely due to blockage of urine flow, and this is reversible by eliminating blockage. If long term or chronic, it is irreversible. This may require catheterization to drain the urine. If so, intermittent catheterization is far better than having a catheter in all the time. ...Read more
I have a calculus in my gal bladder measuring 1.8 mm. Is there any treatment? I don't want to get operation.
Options: You can observe the gallstone if you are having no symptoms, discomfort or nausea from it. If the gallstone is causing you problems or painful symptoms then consider laparoscopic surgery to remove the problematic gallstone & gallbladder. It is a common straight forward outpatient surgery. ...Read more
Possibly.: I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but there are conditions where outpouchings of bladder tissue can appear as a fluid-filled cavity within the bladder. Ureteroceles are swellings of the bladder lining around the ureter, & can lead to urinary infections or bladder blockage. These can be incised or removed. Bladder diverticuli bulge out from the bladder, and may appear to be a "second" bladder. ...Read more
What does enlarged bladder pertain to? To its weight or volume capacity? Clinically, "enlarged bladder would more likely be referred to an increasingly incomplete emptying bladder, which is the ending course of bladder decompensation resulting from lifelong overwork eventually leading to overflow incontinence as the ending point of bladder ...Read more
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