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Why Does My Bladder Hurt
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
How will a cather be inserted to my bladder. Will it hurt? It has to stay in for 5 days how will it b cleaned, who will see the area?
Urinary Catheter: The catheter will be inserted into the urethra which is the small opening at the head of the penis and will be threaded into the bladder through the urethra. A small balloon at the tip is inflated, so the catheter tube does not fall out. Doctor who places the catheter and the nurse who will monitor the region. I wish that i could tell you that you will not feel pain, but you'll have some pain. ...Read more
Unusual: Vesicare (solifenacin) is useful in managing overactive bladder and relaxes bladder muscle thus, if anything, should relieve bladder discomfort. Can cause abdominal pain secondary to constipation because it relaxes bowel muscle. Thus worth taking stool softener or laxative 2c if this relieves abdominal hurt. However, some people are unique in their response to medications, if so either wait ; see or change meds. ...Read more
Im doing a bup tomorrow on my bladder. Can i still do the test if i still have a UTI . Would it hurt me if i did it with a uti.
See urologist: You need to discuss this with the doctor seeing you and allow them to decide how to proceed. ...Read more