Urethral sphincter

What is Urethral sphincter?

Urethral sphincter are two muscles to control the exit of urine in the urinary bladder through the urethra. The two muscles are the external urethral sphincter and the internal urethral sphincter. When either of these muscles contracts, the urethra is sealed shut.This function ceases/decreases in child births of women, and diseases of bladder, urethrae, and infective pathologies locally and trauma

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I am a construction worker sometimes on the job I wait to make a bowel movement, I get a sudden pain in left testacle so bad that I have to stop walking till the pain passes , once I finally make it to the bathroom I am ok and testacle pain goes away. Is this normal or should I worry about it

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Brief Answer:
Normal to get testicular pain on holding urination

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you are getting pain in testicle on holding urine for long time which gets relieved after passing urine.

This is normal and nothing...

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Hello doctor,
I have a problem of getting little urine out whenever I have more cough. If the cough is not much it's fine.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You have what is called as Stress Incontinence of Urine (SIU)

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query ,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have what is called as Stress Incontinence of Urine (SIU).

This is common problem that occurs in females during...

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Hello, Thanks for your assistance. I had prostate surgery. I have incontinence problem due to the surgery. What kind of herbal treatment will help without side effects. I will be taking the herbs if it helps continuously
Thanks

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Brief Answer:
No effective treatment either by herbal medicine or modern medicine.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .I have gone through our previous discussion on this issue .

The incontinence that you have is known complication of Radical Prostatectomy and results from inevitable damage...

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What would you suggest for urine leakage? I tried the patch, kegiel excerise and repelens.What do you think of vesacare?q

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Brief Answer:
Yes,

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Yes, you can take Vesacare tablets which do have some effect on controlling the urine incontinence.

Better effect can be achieved when the Vesacare medical therapy is combined with a physical intervention too.

Some of the physical...

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I just had a bladder surgery not sure what my dr did if a mesh or sling but anyways it has been 6 wks and now my bladder is leaking so much that I have to wear the poise to keep my clothes dry and it is ok when I first wake up and then as the day goes on the more it leak this is beginning to bother me to a point that I cant even work .

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Hello

Thanks for your query.Based on the facts that you have posted it is not clear what sort of surgery you have undergone and what were your complains before surgery.However it looks that your sphincter Urethra muscle that controls the flow of urine has been damaged during surgery and that is...

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Hi Doctor,
I am suffering with anal fistula. I got operated once and it has reoccured again. I also suffer with frequent urination. I have to urinate every 5 minutes if I drink water. And I read some articles on net saying that It may b bladder fistual. Can you please answer me question as I am very depressed with this problem.

Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It can not be Bladder fistula .

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query.Based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have undergone surgery for Fistula in Anus which has recurred again .You have increased frequency of Urination.
The reason for recurrence of...

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I would like to know- since I can't control my urine, sometime If I am not near a rest room I am in trouble. Is there a surgical procedure or something else to help this?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Depends on cause, some cases can be treated

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

The answer to your question depends on the cause of your in ability to control urine.

I usually take detailed history from my patients with such complains, in history I would want to know if you...

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Hi,
I am writing to seek answers to below questions. I am 29 years old male and I am facing urinary incontinence issues since about a year. I dribble little urine especially after bowel movement or after I get up from sitting position. If I do hip abductor strengthening exercises I feel better for a few hours. However I regress to incontinence pretty soon. My symptoms worsens if I am stressed or am facing anxiety. In anxiety sometimes I feel weakness in my legs and leak quite a lot without sensing it.

I have already got ultra-sound of my urinary tract and all components seem to be normal in ultra-sound. My blood tests were normal too.

1. I want to understand if anxiety is causing my incontinence or is it vice-versa ? Which should be treated first ?

2. My symptoms also worsens if I do leg workout in gym. Is it possible that these symptoms are physiological ?

3. How do I know if my symptoms are nerve related, physiological or something else ? Should I start with physiotherapy, then proceed to nerve treatment and then to other methods ?

4. What is usually the treatment for this ? If left untreated, what complications could arise ?

5. Can this lead to infertility issues later ?

It will really be a big help if you can answer all the above questions in dea

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Read answers to our questions as detailed below

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

The problem of incontinence that you are facing is mainly due to weakness of Urethral Sphincter that controls urination .

I would answer your queries point to point as detailed below

1) Anxiety...

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every time when I talk with my fiancé, a water drop come from my penis. phone call duration less to 5 minutes also.
I observed when I am talking normal, still issue is same. :( I am feeling emberasing.... tell what I do.

Regards
XXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for writing in.
The phenomenon which you have described is a physiological one. It follows during the normal state of sexual excitement while talking with your fiance.
You do not require any medication for it.
In case if you are not having regular sex then ensure that you give way to...

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What are all the available methods to remedy completely female incontinence?

I had a hysterectomy about 3 years ago with no complications. Suddenly, about 2 months ago, when I barely cough during the night in bed, my bladder empties almost completely and I can't stop the rapid flow at all.

Please help.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You have SIU Need to Consult qualified Urologist for assessment .

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query ,You have developed Stress Incontinence of Urine (SIU)

The incontinence of urine that you have developed 2 months after surgery of Hysterectomy is due to weakness of pelvic floor...

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my internal anal sphincter is always closed, but the external one is relaxed is this normal? for example when im sitting or sleeping my external anal sphincter is not tightened? but i can tighten it at will. and the internal is always closed, i can never see inside.. is there something wrong?

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