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Dr. Gopalakrishnan is a popular Nephrologist in Periyar Nagar, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Shepherd Nursing Home in Periyar Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Gopalakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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Painful Bladder Syndrome - Know The Signs!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Urology
Urologist, Bangalore
Painful Bladder Syndrome - Know The Signs!

The kidneys make urine, which is a fluid through which wastes from the body including urea are eliminated from the body. There are two kidneys on the right and left side, which make urine, and pass it down to the bladder through tubes known as ureter. The bladder acts as a reservoir of the urine that is formed in the kidneys. It is stored temporarily there before being excreted out of the body through the urethra. The urinary bladder is a highly muscular organ and has a rich connective tissue.

Interstitial cystitis (IC) or painful bladder syndrome (PBS) is a very common condition, which affects females more than males. While the exact etiology is not known, it could be age-related and also lifestyle related. People who are used to controlling the urge to pass urine are highly likely to develop this condition. The simple logic is that there is additional pressure on the bladder from the urine that is contained for longer period of time. As such, the muscular wall stretches and begins to feel stressed.

When this habit continues over a period of time, the bladder wall may become irritated or inflamed or even scarred in severe cases. There is no role of bacteria in this condition, and antibiotics are of no help in managing this condition (though the name cystitis usually indicates infection).

The following symptoms are seen as a result of this constant irritation and inflammation.

  1. One may suffer from pain and pressure in the bladder as it continues to collect more and more urine.
  2. This pressure in the bladder also puts pressure on the surrounding tissues in the abdomen including the pelvis, urethra, abdominal organs, uterus, etc.
  3. Women may experience pain in the vaginal tract including vulva and behind the vagina.
  4. Men may experience pain in the area of the scrotum, testicles, prostate, and penis.
  5. There is an increased urge to urinate, which may be as much as 9 to 10 times a day. As the condition progresses, there could be more visits, as many as 40 to 50 visits a day.
  6. This tendency and urge to urinate increases during nighttime.
  7. For women, this urge to urinate and other symptoms including pain are worse during menstruation.
  8. There could be pain during intercourse for both men and women.
  9. There could be pain even otherwise, which can range from a mild dull ache to a piercing pain.
  10. At a structural level, this constant pressure leads to pinpoint bleeding (glomerulations) and sometimes even ulcers in the bladder wall.

There is no definitive treatment for IC or PBS. However, bladder distention and instillation are proven methods of increasing bladder capacity, which therefore helps in relieving symptoms. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Urologist.

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I am not getting sound sleep in the night because I have to get up for every 2 hours gap for urination this causes disturbed sleep. I am 40 years old at this age if iam like how will be in my future without proper sleep for just sleeping for 3 to 4 hours rest all awaken. Please help me. I will be grateful to you.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am not getting sound sleep in the night because I have to get up for every 2 hours gap for urination this causes di...
avoid day time sleep. avoid tea , coffee in late evening and after, take rest and balanced diet. 8 hours sleep is ok. 10 pm to 6 am is perfect timing.inform if not ok.
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Recently one of my relative admitted in hospital due to kidney stone, may I know the reasons for kidney stones gets develop in human body.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Recently one of my relative admitted in hospital due to kidney stone, may I know the reasons for kidney stones gets d...
Hello. Kidney stones often have no definite, single cause, although several factors may increase your risk. Kidney stones form when your urine contains more crystal-forming substances — such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid — than the fluid in your urine can dilute. At the same time, your urine may lack substances that prevent crystals from sticking together, creating an ideal environment for kidney stones to form. -Most kidney stones are calcium stones, usually in the form of calcium oxalate. Oxalate is a naturally occurring substance found in food. Some fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts and chocolate, have high oxalate levels. Your liver also produces oxalate. Dietary factors, high doses of vitamin D, intestinal bypass surgery and several metabolic disorders can increase the concentration of calcium or oxalate in urine. Calcium stones may also occur in the form of calcium phosphate. -Struvite stones form in response to an infection, such as a urinary tract infection. These stones can grow quickly and become quite large, sometimes with few symptoms or little warning. -Uric acid stones can form in people who don't drink enough fluids or who lose too much fluid, those who eat a high-protein diet, and those who have gout. Certain genetic factors also may increase your risk of uric acid stones. -Cystine form in people with a hereditary disorder that causes the kidneys to excrete too much of certain amino acids (cystinuria). -Other, rarer types of kidney stones also can occur. Prevention: Prevention of kidney stones may include a combination of lifestyle changes and medications. Lifestyle changes You may reduce your risk of kidney stones if you: Drink water throughout the day. For people with a history of kidney stones, drink 12-14 glasses of water everyday. If you live in a hot, dry climate or you exercise frequently, you may need to drink even more water to produce enough urine. If your urine is light and clear, you're likely drinking enough water. 1 Eat fewer oxalate-rich foods. If you tend to form calcium oxalate stones, restrict foods rich in oxalates. These include rhubarb, beets, bhindi (okra), spinach, Swiss chard, sweet potatoes, nuts, tea, chocolate and soy products. Choose a diet low in salt and animal protein. Reduce the amount of salt you eat and choose non animal protein sources, such as legumes. Consider using a salt substitute. Continue eating calcium-rich foods, but use caution with calcium supplements. Calcium in food doesn't have an effect on your risk of kidney stones. Continue eating calcium-rich foods unless your doctor advises otherwise. Ask your doctor before taking calcium supplements, as these have been linked to increased risk of kidney stones. You may reduce the risk by taking supplements with meals. Diets low in calcium can increase kidney stone formation in some people.
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My son aged 16 still wetting bed. How I cure it. Which kind of treatment will be suitable.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My son aged 16 still wetting bed. How I cure it. Which kind of treatment will be suitable.
Keep an alarm at 3AM and make him go to the bathroom and again make him sleep and do this for six months
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Can cefixime cure psuedomonous aerogonisa infection in pregnancy of 25 week. What are the signs that infection is getting cured before the urine culture test? please answer my question as early as possible.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Can cefixime cure psuedomonous aerogonisa infection in pregnancy of 25 week. What are the signs that infection is get...
Usually it should but to tell it surely then urine culture and sensitivity test. And is it curing or not can be told by disappearance of symptoms.
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I have a blood flowing with my urine and have pain in my left abdomen for past 3 months what is the cause, I am 23 years old.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
You may be having stone in urinary system. Blood in urine can be due to severe infection also. Consult urologist.
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My uncle has spinal cord injury and he is paralyzed. He tends to leak urine very now and then. What can we do to control the stinking urine leaks.

M.Ch - Urology, MS, MBBS
Urologist, Dehradun
My uncle has spinal cord injury and he is paralyzed. He tends to leak urine very now and then. What can we do to cont...
First of all he needs a urodynamic study. He needs other tests like ultrasound. Cystogram and urine culture. Also get renal profile done.
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I have kidney stones in left as well as right kidney in left it is 3.8 mm and in right it is 4.8 mm so wt should I do should I take medicine or should I do operation.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have kidney stones in left as well as right kidney in left it is 3.8 mm and in right it is 4.8 mm so wt should I do...
Stone sizes below 4 mm do not need any treatment. It will be excreted in urine. Drink plenty of water (10-12 glass) daily.
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Now am in 37 weeks of pregnancy. Today mrng went to bathroom I did not control urine. When I was standing urine is passed. My doubt is. I don't know that is urine or water break. Cn you tel me.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Now am in 37 weeks of pregnancy. Today mrng went to bathroom I did not control urine. When I was standing urine is pa...
Hello, there is all likelihood that your water may have broken. The simplest way to differentiate is the smell of the liquid. If it has urine smell then it is urine else it is likely that your water broke. In that case report to your obstetrician immediately.
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Since last 2 two month my urine color is yellow. Is this sign of any disease or lack of water or else? Please suggest.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
Since last 2 two month my urine color is yellow. Is this sign of any disease or lack of water or else? Please suggest.
Hello during summer we have to take water intake properly as heat dehydrated us. So take plenty of same water. If after that problem persists please take do b serum bilirubin blood tests thanks.
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Can Infection Be The Reason Behind Blood In Urine?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB (UROLOGY), MNAMS
Urologist, Indore
Can Infection Be The Reason Behind Blood In Urine?

The condition in which blood appears in the urine is known as hematuria. The loss of blood in this condition could be gross or microscopic depending on the cause of the condition. There are several causes why blood may appear in the urine. Whatever the cause may be, hematuria is mostly indicative of a serious medical condition.

Here are 5 reasons that cause blood to appear in the urine.

1. Infection

Infections like urethritis, pyelonephritis, cystitis or infection in any other body organ along the urinary tract is one of the most common causes of hematuria. Such bacterial infection in the urethra can also infect the kidneys and the urinary bladder. It results in the urge to urinate frequently and also causes blood to appear in the urine.

2. Kidney stones and bladder stones

Another reason that can cause blood to appear in the urine is the presence of stones in the kidney or bladder. These stones are crystallized minerals that are formed in the kidney or the bladder but fail to pass through the urinary tract. They cause blockage and pain and result in hematuria.

3. An enlarged prostate

An enlarged prostate is a common cause of appearance of blood in the urine in men who are in their middle ages or older. Enlargement of the prostate gland causes the urethra to be compressed. This prevents the urethra from getting fully emptied while urination.

4. Polycystic Kidney Disease

PKD is a kidney disorder in which cysts filled with fluid form in the kidneys and impair the kidneys, causing them to fail entirely at times. It is an inherited disease and causes blood to appear in the urine.

In children who are between 6-10 years of age, kidney disorder after streptococcal glomerulonephritis can be a possible cause of hematuria.

5. Cancer

A cancerous kidney, bladder or prostate gland can also cause blood to appear in the urine. It is another major cause of hematuria but usually occurs in older patients. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an urologist.

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I am getting yellowish urine this 7 days how is it and it can be a symptoms of stone what are the precautions I should take.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am getting yellowish urine this 7 days how is it and it can be a symptoms of stone what are the precautions I shoul...
• Drink 8 to 10 glass of water daily to make your body hydrated and it remove toxins from body ,make kidney function normal. • Prevent yourself from urine infection . • Avoid or use less amount of pain killer drugs (analgesics) . • Take diet in balance level of protein and sugar. • Check out your kidney function test after 3 months . For improvement of Liver function some instructions are given below: • Avoid alcohol or do not drink too much amount of alcohol. • Avoid smoking and drugs such as smack . • Control your weight don't be overweight . Maintain your weight by doing exercise daily such as running , jogging ,walking . • Avoid fast food, cold drinks . • Eat healthy & balanced diet .Green leafy vegetables, seasonal fruits, high fiber foods . Eat less or minimum amount of foods containing fat such as butter , ghee, cream. Maintain your cholesterol level in normal range. • Do not take higher amount of drugs such as pain killer, antidepressants ,steroids. • Prevent yourself from infection always before eating food wash . Your hands with soap.
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It is known, by ultra scan, upper pole of my left kidney is having 7 mm stone. How to dissolve it without operation? please specify a solution.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kolkata
It is known, by ultra scan, upper pole of my left kidney is having 7 mm stone. How to dissolve it without operation? ...
Less than 1 cm stone should come out with medicines drink plenty of water (make sure you dnt hv heart disease) use urine alkalising agents antibiotics as needed consult a surgeon.
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I am 39 year old male. I experience frequent urinary tract infections. Its very painful while urinating. My prostate weight is 18 gms.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am 39 year old male. I experience frequent urinary tract infections. Its very painful while urinating. My prostate ...
Hello- >Frequent UTI in males occurs due to following factors- Avoiding urine/Stool pressure, eating too much spicy diet/non-veg diet,excess tea/coffee, alcohol intake, unprotected sex, urinary stone recurrence, benign prostatic hypertrophy etc. So first avoid above factors. >Try these ayurvedic tips & treatment- 1.Drink plenty of boiled water. 2.Avoid sun exposure. 3.Avoid late nigh workouts. 4.Drink coriander powder decoction thrice a day. 5.Increase the amount of sweets and dairy products (except curd). 6.You can use these ayurvedi medicines for quick results too- Chandra prabha vati, shatvaryadi ghrita, Usheerasava, Audumbar awaleha etc. Note-Recurrent UTI suggests improper digestion,so don't go for antibiotics as it will worsen your condition. Follow above tips and effective ayurvedic medicine for safe and complete cure.
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Hii sir my urine is in yellow colour when I am doing toilet its paining and my urine is not coming properly in between its remains inside.

MD-siddha, bachelor of siddha medicine and surgery
Siddha Specialist,
Hii sir my urine is in yellow colour when I am doing toilet its paining and my urine is not coming properly in betwee...
Rule out urinary infections. Take liv 52 tab twice daily. Take watery vegetables. Take plenty of water.
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I am a sports person and daily playing games. I am getting kidney pain how to recover from that.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am a sports person and daily playing games. I am getting kidney pain how to recover from that.
First of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Gokshuradi guggul 3 tab before lunch and dinner 6. Punarnavasav 2 tsp before lunch and dinner.
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Hi Doctor, Whenever I pass urine few drops keep on trickling from my penis which is causing me lot of trouble. Please suggest what to do. I am gymming at the moment and I take nutrix (whey protein) post work out and BCAA during workout. Would that have any side effect.

DIPLOMA IN DIABETES (U.K), M.D INTERNAL MEDICINE, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Chennai
Hi Doctor,
Whenever I pass urine few drops keep on trickling from my penis which is causing me lot of trouble. Please...
Few drops can come due to urethral problem. But due to anxiety it can occur also. And I can give you a good advice which can permanently solve this problem.
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I have pain in abdomen since 20 days I checked for ultrasound and lft .CSR pls check my test report in which some of value are abnormal. Sgot 46.5 Sgpt 98.5 Also stone 4.5 in left side.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Sonipat
I have pain in abdomen since 20 days I checked for ultrasound and lft .CSR pls check my test report in which some of ...
take punernava mandur1-1 tab & moli patta juice 20 ml and mehandi patta juice 10 ml daily at morning 15 days then consult to me
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My mom is having stone in right kidney from two years .done scanning Doc said it is not in a position to remove so it should fall or replace by itself then only said they r able to do surgery. Sometimes she gets lot of pain unable to sit also. Sometimes she has no pain. She's getting pain since a week please help.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My mom is having stone in right kidney from two years .done scanning Doc said it is not in a position to remove so it...
Take 1 cup of horse gram + Add ½ L water + Heat the mixture till water level reduces to 1/5th + Strain and collect the soup + add 2 tsp of crushed pomegranate + Mix well + Drink once a day. Take shool gaj kesari ras twice a day. Take gokshuradi guggul & punarnavadi mandoor 1-1 tab twice a day. Pranacharya U through capsule and syrup twice a day. Drink lots of water. Avoid spinach. Tea and coffee. Tomato.lady finger etc.
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