Patient discussion about urinary bladder

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Q. What is involved in Gall Bladder surgery?

AIf you refer to removal of the gal bladder due to stones, then it may be performed either in an open approach (using an arch-like incision in your right upper abdomen) or in a laparoscopic approach (using only three small incisions to insert devices into your abdomen). The operation itself is not long and not associated with significant problems after it.

Q. How to prevent getting a bladder infection?

I am worried about getting another bladder infection like I just had now. I am during my second trimester. How can I avoid getting it again?
A1drink more cranberry juice,its 100% natural, and wont harm the baby in anyway.
A2Several glasses of cranberry juice a day are said to be helpful in preventing urinary tract infections. I drank a glass every day when I was pregnant and I didn't get another bladder infection after that.
A3If your drinking soda (coke), cut down on the amount. Drink lots of water and cranberry or cranapple juice. Best of luck for yourself and baby.
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Q. can a bladder infection affect male's ability to have sex?

AI haven't heard about such an association However, this is only general statement, so if you have any concerns you may want to consult a doctor.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000521.htm

Q. Everytime I eat ANYTHING I get very sick, I have had my gall bladder removed. What could be the problem??

A1You need to be more specific about what you feel, some people in who the gallbladder was removed have reflux of bile to the stomach and they will have pain or diarrhea or abdominal distension. Maybe it can be a gastritis, perhaps it is indicated make an endoscopy to rule out what your problem
A2It depends on what do you mean by 'sick'- do you get nausea? do you vomit? abdominal pain or diarrhea? Abdominal pain after eating combined with the feeling of bad indigestion can imply an ulcer disease, that is sometimes caused by a bacteria, or excess use of anti-imflammatory medications. You should consult your doctor and get certain tests done (even a simple blood test might do), to rule this out, or confirm it and get treatment with antibiotics.

Q. will i need daipers

becuse of my bladder
ANot diapers, Even if one has lost control over his bladder, diapers are not used but rather other things like penrose (in case of men) or catheter.

However, bladder stones can usually be treated and don’t necessitate these measures, as you can read here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001275.htm)

Q. How you stop urinating frequently?

I don't have any conditions that make me urinate often. I simply drink lots of water... Is there some trick I can employ so that I can still drink lots of water but not have to go to the bathroom so frequently?
A1I only drink water and green tea, Thanks.
A2Unfortunately, unless you can adjust yourself to not having to go so often and simply hold it, there's no trick for you to keep drinking as much without needing to void... Our kidneys do their job very well and that is to be thankful for... You can reduce the amounts of caffeine you consume (drinks like coke, coffee, etc. are known to be very urinating).

Q. epididymis

i have epididymitus,have had it 7 times, but this time its different,im having more bladder like problems, im not urinating very often,about every 8 to 10 hours and having to force it out or to start the urination process, after i start im fine? drinking plenty of liquids,feels like my bladder is always hurting,i know i have a epididymis infection,seeing the dr, end of the week,which is 3 long days from now,lol,could it be more than the epididymis infection, or what?and it hurts to ejaculate during sex
Ai'll answer this one as well :)- infection comes when from some reason a bacteria/virus succeeded in entering your body first defenses and sitting in the epididymis. usually the best way to get there is.. well.. ahh,you know...
it's probably infected your bladder or urethra too. just get an answer from the Dr. what bacteria did it- he'll probably need to take a sample and run tests. in the mean while i recommend cranberry juice. it's a natural and very affective way to fight infections in the urinary tracts. works like a charm..believe me :)
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