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Dr. Karthik Rao

Urologist, Bangalore

Dr. Karthik Rao Urologist, Bangalore
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Overactive Bladder - Tips For It!

MCH-Urology, M.S. (General Surgery) , MBBS
Urologist, Gurgaon
Overactive Bladder - Tips For It!

Overactive bladder, also known as OAB, is a condition where sudden involuntary contractions of the urinary bladder's muscular walls cause bladder storage dysfunction. It leads to sudden and frequent urges to urinate (urinary urgency), as well as unintentional leakage or urine (urinary incontinence).

This is a condition that affects both men and women and causes tremendous discomfort in nearly every aspect of daily life. The specific causes of OAB vary from case to case but it is generally attributed to infection of the urinary tract or dysfunction of the nervous system. The symptoms are intensified by unhealthy lifestyle choices such as overindulging in caffeinated drinks, spicy foods, and alcohol.

There are several ways in which you can deal with the problem of OAB, depending on the nature of the case. It is necessary for you to consult a urologist for a detailed diagnosis to formulate the best treatment option.

Following are the most effective remedies to treat an overactive bladder:

1. Lifestyle Modifications - Also known as behavioral therapy, this is the first step in the treatment of OAB. It involves inculcating simple changes into everyday habits such as avoiding food and drinks that irritate the bladder, scheduling (and in some cases, practice delaying) bathroom visits, exercising the pelvic floor and bladder muscles, keeping a record of urinating habits in a 'bladder diary' for better understanding the problem, etc. You can incorporate these habits into everyday activities for an easy alleviation of the problem with absolutely no side effects.

2. Medication and SurgeryThere are several different kinds of medicines and drugs that can treat the problem of OAB. The most common types are muscle relaxants that loosen the muscles of the urinary bladder to prevent involuntary contractions, and antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs that treat urinary tract infections. Many types of implants are surgically set into the pelvic area to act as electrical nerve stimulators for neuromodulation therapy. Reconstructive bladder surgery is another remedial option.

3. Devices and Products - Urinary urgency and incontinence can be managed through the external use of various devices and products which collect and hold urine or absorb leakages. These include indwelling catheters, condom catheters (for men), urine drainage bags, absorbent pads and adult diapers, and toilet substitutes such as bedpans and bedside urinals.

I am a male and I am suffering from kidney stone from last two years but yet it is inside. I had used too many medicines but it is still there and it is 7 mm (approx.). In size. So what should I do for that?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
I am a male and I am suffering from kidney stone from last two years but yet it is inside. I had used too many medici...
Kidneys clear impurities from blood and remove the waste in form of urine ? There are two types of stones: o Uric acid stones o Calcium stones (90% of the stones) Urine turns brown or red in colour due to presence of blood ? Uncontrollable urge to urinate ? Nausea ? Vomiting ? As stones grow, they cause unbearable pain ? Crystallisation of chemicals and minerals present in urine leads to kidney stones Natural home remedy using kidney beans: 1. Take 60 gm kidney beans 2. Add 4 L of water 3. Heat for 4-5 hr 4. Strain the liquid through a fine muslin cloth 5. Allow the liquid to cool 6. Drink 1 glass of this liquid once every 2 hr in a day 7. Do this for a week 8. Do not use the liquid or the beans again 24 hr after the 1st preparation Tips: ? Drink a glass of apple juice every day
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Kidney stone. doctor report: 5 mm stone within the interpolar region of the right kidney left kidney 2-3 non obstructive renal calculi seen in interpole. & mild hydronephrosis & hydroureter is seen. Multiple nonobstructive left renal calculi. Is their any problems. It is possible to pass through urine or need any special treatment. Suggest treatment. Which type of medicine. In detail please.

DNB (Urology), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
Kidney stone. doctor report: 5 mm stone within the interpolar region of the right kidney left kidney 2-3 non obstruct...
Dear user. The small stones in kidney are ok and should pass out by themselves. However you have not mentioned anything about your symptoms. I believe there is another stone in ureter that is not seen on usg and might be causing pain. Proper evaluation needs to be done to find that stone and treat accordingly.
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Sir I'm 25 years old my problem is whenever I eat dry fruits. And urine turn to yellow colours. Please advise.

MD - Microbiology
General Physician, Bangalore
Sir I'm 25 years old my problem is whenever I eat dry fruits. And urine turn to yellow colours. Please advise.
Hi. Then you need to get your urine tested. Do a urine routine test do e and cone back with the report.
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I am a student and I have kidney stones. I am not interested to take any injections. Is there any medicine for that. Please help me.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
I am a student and I have kidney stones. I am not interested to take any injections.
Is there any medicine for that.
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for kidney stones you need to be investigated like urine rm and urine cs and serum creatinine and serum calcium and serum uric acid to know the cause of stone formation, by the time take plenty of fluids orally.
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My 9 th month pregnancy is going on. I am facing pain under right breast. I did abdomen ultrasound. Dr. said I have hydronephrosis in right kidney and kidney size is 64 128 mm. Please give me suggestion? I need any medicine or not. And other important suggestions.

MD
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
My 9 th month pregnancy is going on. I am facing pain under right breast. I did abdomen ultrasound. Dr. said I have h...
Hydronephrosis can be due to a pathology but the pressure of the uterus can also do the same if there are no other issues better get it looked at and treated after delivery.
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23 age male. Problem is I can not micturate in public urinal when some one present near me for last 5 yr. No benefit by deep breathing and No counting. 1, 2, 3.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
23 age male. Problem is I can not micturate in public urinal when some one present near me for last 5 yr. No benefit ...
Homoeopathic medicine---------- natrum-mur 200 (sbl) drink 5 drops direct on tongue today night and forget about rest of medicine for 30 days-------------------report after 30 days with any changes -----------
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I am 69 years old male having prostate problem, what is your advice to cure my diseases.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
prostate problem are of many types, first you should go for investigations to diagnose the problem. 1. TRUS for Prostate 2. routine and microscopic urine examination 3. if pus cells in urine then urine for culture & sensitivity 4. PSA estimation
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Hi I have been suffering from stones in both kidneys and bladder stones in urinary bladder. I tried some natural ways of removing it but its not working out for me. The stone size ranges from 4.9 mm in kidney and 8.1 mm in bladder. Please suggest something to remove the stones without operation ways as possible. Thanks.

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi I have been suffering from stones in both kidneys and bladder stones in urinary bladder. I tried some natural ways...
Mr. lybrate-user good morning your problem is grevious, hence advice to think for operation otherwise it may develop other complication like hydronephrosis, retrograde urinary tract infection, acute pain with hemorrhage, or may damage kidney also.
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Hello I have a shameful problem. I have a big painful sometimes itchy lump on the hole of my ass, I don't know what it is or what to do about it. It's just 1 lump on 1 place, not around the whole it look more dark and red. Its thick round and big. What could it be and what can I do about it?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Most lumps at anal opening are due to piles. However other diseases like abscess or even cancer can present like a lump and you should have it examined. Dont feel shame as treatment is more important.
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Sir I am about 35 years old women. I have to urinate often but a little comes out. Please suggest me.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I would suggest you that you should also note that is your problem associated wd burning urine if so you might be suffering from urine infection called as uti and these problems can also occur in diabetes. Do you have a family history of diabetes other conditions may include interstitial cystitis and overactive bladder. I suggest you to get urine routine if infection comes can be treated and if doesnot come you should visit a doctor to rule out any other disease.
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My father is suffering from polycystic kidneys and multiple liver cysts (largest 6.29 cm*6.11 cm in liver. Will they damage the kidney and liver function in future?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
My father is suffering from polycystic kidneys and multiple liver cysts (largest 6.29 cm*6.11 cm in liver. Will they ...
Hi yes these may damage the organs in the long run so better you take its medicine course-3-5 months to resolve or rreduce it packages are available.
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What is the best medicine of Anal Fissure? What should I do? I am anal fissure patient for 1 year.

M.Ch - Urology
Urologist, Dehradun
Best medicine is to avoid constipation. Eat lots of vegetables and fruits. Ahve regular bowel habits.
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In my urine test there is some pus cells and I take MRI Scan and Urine analysis and Blood PSA Test. Taking Antibiotics there is no pus cells and after two weeks again shows the pus cells 10-15 My PSA 7.93. Kindly advice me the next step.

MBBS, MBA - Health Care Administration
General Physician, Gurgaon
In my urine test there is some pus cells and I take MRI Scan and Urine analysis and Blood PSA Test. Taking Antibiotic...
You may be suffering from urinary tract infection which needs long term treatment sometimes. The report of the investigations has to be interpretted in the light of symptoms and clinical examination by your treating doctor.
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Sir ,I have a problem that under the nipple I feel something like stone, what I can do for the treatment of this please help.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Sir ,I have a problem that under the nipple I feel something like stone, what I can do for the treatment of this plea...
hi dear - crush tender leaves of bohar-- paste it-- warm it -- apply it-- cover with plastic , then with cloth - use it 4 days and report me back
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I have a problem about urine when I drink some water I go in 30 min for wash room is a quality for sugar.

Internal Medicine Specialist, Ajmer
I have a problem about urine when I drink some water I go in 30 min for wash room is a quality for sugar.
May be diabetes mellitus, may be diabetes insipidus, may be primary polydipsia, certain tests can differentiate b/w them.
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My daughter is 10 days old. Her left kidney contains multiple non communicating cysts largest measuring 28 mm. What is the treatment of this disease?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter is 10 days old. Her left kidney contains multiple non communicating cysts largest measuring 28 mm. What i...
A normal life expectancy can be expected as long as the other kidney is normal. Bilateral mcdk is fatal. Controversy exists over the need for prophylactic surgical excision of a mcdk, justified on the grounds of a small risk of malignant transformation, more commonly in adults with a persistent mcdk (i. E. Has not spontaneously resolved) 2. More recently, conservative management with follow up has been recommended 3. Complete spontaneous involution is said to occur in up to 60% of cases, but may take up to 10 years to occur 3. Longer term ongoing follow-up to asses what the lifetime rates of involution are in progress 3. If surgical resection is performed, it is done so early in life and is a simple and well tolerated procedure.
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Causes and Symptoms of Kidney Stones

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Mch urology
Urologist, Bangalore
Causes and Symptoms of Kidney Stones

Hard, crystalline deposits in the kidney which cause pain in the stomach are known as a kidney stones. The condition is common among people between the ages of 30 to 60. Made of various minerals and salts present in the urine, they stick conjunctly to form small pebbles which circulate in the kidney. Medically known as nephrolithiasis, kidney stones are also referred to as renal colic, in advanced stages, when they tend to cause severe pain.

Causes of Kidney Stones:

Kidney stones are essentially made of calcium, ammonia, uric acid and cysteine. Such superfluous products when present in the blood, occasionally form crystals that accumulate inside the kidneys. With time, those crystals form a hard pebble-like chunk which eventually lead to kidney stones.

Not drinking sufficient fluids is often attributed as a common cause for kidney stones. Yet oftentimes, certain medications that you may use also tend to increase the levels of unwanted substance in the urine. Once formed, the kidney stones pass through the urinary system (namely the bladder, kidneys and their tubules) where sometime they get stuck, consequently leading to the condition.

Some tiny stones go unsuspected and pass out painlessly during urination. But quite fairly, kidney stones obstruct a part of the urinary system which include:

  1. Ureter: the tube which connects the kidney to the bladder

  2. Urethra: the final tube from which the urine passes

Such obstructions can cause grievous pain in the groin and abdomen and at times, lead to UTI (urinary tract infection). Urinary tract infections affect the kidneys, tubes and the bladder and cause discomfort and pain.

Also, a grievous data estimates that around half the people who experience kidney stones are likelier to face them again within the subsequent 5 years.

Treatment:

Most kidney stones are miniscule and they smoothly pass through your urine. Yet some become large and require medications at home. Even larger stones require ultrasound or laser energy to be shattered. Keyhole surgery (a minimally invasive surgery that is carried out with the help of an incision, very small in size and with the help of special techniques and instruments such as fibre optics) may be also opted for as an alternative treatment.

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Colorectal Surgery: What Should You Know?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine , DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Bangalore
Colorectal Surgery: What Should You Know?

Colorectal surgery is performed to repair damages that occur in the organs of the anus, rectum, and colon. The damage that takes place in these organs can be the result of problems with lower GI like diverticulitis (a condition wherein pouches known as diverticula in the colon wall become inflamed), cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (a group of intestinal disorders that bring about inflammation of the GI).

Who needs this surgery?

In general, colorectal surgery is an essential treatment option for ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer, Crohn's disease (an inflammatory bowel disease that gives rise to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) as well as certain diverticulitis cases. In such cases, the intestinal tract undergoes major reconstruction.

There are also other bowel problems that may require surgery but not of a serious nature and these are anal fissures, hemorrhoids, bowel incontinence and rectal prolapse. Most of the surgical procedures will aid in repairing tears, get rid of blockages, or make tighter sphincter muscles (muscles that surround openings in the body).

Colorectal surgery is also performed in cases of pelvic floor disorders like rectocele (a condition in which the rectum bulges towards the vagina) and perineal hernia (a hernia that involves the pelvic floor).

At the same time, injury, ischemia or compromised blood supply and obstruction may require the performance of bowel surgery as well. Scar tissue and masses can form within the rectum, clogging the organ and preventing the normal discharge of feces from the body.

Problems like ulcerative colitis (an inflammatory bowel disease that leads to the development of ulcers in the colon as well as inflammation of the area) and diverticulitis can give rise to perforations in the rectum. Surgery is suggested in instances when drugs fail to treat the problem of ulcerative colitis.

Likewise, in the case of recurrent instances of perforations or complications in diverticulitis, surgery may be required to remove the portion of the colon affected. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gastroenterologist.

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