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by Mr Chris Harding
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: general
Topic: Burning
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Burning

Sometimes making the urine less acid is good for this - you can buy over the counter preparations for this. Perhaps addressing the stress incontinence with physiotherapy or surgery if physio already tried should be considered.
by Mr Chris Harding
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: general
Topic: IBS and bladder issue
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: IBS and bladder issue

This sounds like stress urinary incontinence - if home exercises have not worked I would recommend referral for specialist supervised pelvic floor physiotherapy. If this is not successful you may need to see a urologist or urogynaecologist to discuss surgery.
by Mr Chris Harding
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: general
Topic: Bladder emptying/leaking
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Bladder emptying/leaking

Have you seen a urologist - I would recommend you do. Sounds like you require some assessment of bladder function for these troublesome symptoms. The bladder can leak for many reasons and I would recommend further investigation to try and elucidate this in your case.
by Mr Chris Harding
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: general
Topic: Is it my Fibroids which are effecting my bladder ?
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Is it my Fibroids which are effecting my bladder ?

This can indeed be the case - in such cases I usually refer to a urogynaecologist for an opinion - sometimes find treating the fibroids helps with the bladder symptoms.
by Mr Chris Harding
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: general
Topic: Small bladder problem
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: Small bladder problem

Sometimes adding in an anticholinergic tablet (Oxybutynin, Tolterodine, Solifenacin etc) to the Mirabegron can be useful. Failing that you could talk to your urologist about Botox?
by Mr Chris Harding
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: general
Topic: Vaginal Mesh
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Vaginal Mesh

You could try an anticholinergic drug (Oxybutynin, Solifenacin, Tolterodine etc) or Mirabegron which works in a slightly different way. You may even try a combination of anticholinergic and Mirabegron - could be worth discussing with your GP.
by Mr Chris Harding
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: general
Topic: TOT and TVT
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: TOT and TVT

You are correct this is currently on hold pending the outcome of an independent review chaired by Baroness Cumberlege. This is likely to be the case at least until the end of the year. The latest publication is linked below (BMJ article from last week)

https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l1842
by Mr Chris Harding
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: general
Topic: endometriosis in the bladder
Replies: 2
Views: 1539

Re: endometriosis in the bladder

Yes - I see a handful of cases per year. Sometimes responds to hormonal treatment, other cases need surgery. There are UK endometriosis centres that would deal with this
See link below
https://www.bsge.org.uk/data-for-bsge-a ... s-centres/
by Mr Chris Harding
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: catheters
Topic: Issues with catheter use
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Issues with catheter use

The recently published ANTIC trial has shown that a daily preventative antibiotic can reduce UTIs by 50% in ISC patients - worth considering? See link below

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lani ... 2/fulltext
by Mr Chris Harding
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: catheters
Topic: Catheters
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Re: Catheters

There are a host of ISC catheters available - perhaps trial a few different types that may be more comfortable for you. Also important to make sure you are not getting catheter associated infections.
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