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    You could have a stone up in the upper tract. ...

    You could have a stone up in the upper tract. Have you had a flat plate or renal scan? That would show up on these. I would ask my primary care doctor to work me up with this in mind. Just a shot...
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    Come on guys/ A little patience with each other....

    Come on guys/ A little patience with each other.

    ckf
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    I don't know if you have a bed that you can...

    I don't know if you have a bed that you can elevate your head a little at a time when you wake up. I would also check your oxygen level and your BP - although it sounds as though you are have had an...
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    Thanks, gj Appreciate your advice. ckf

    Thanks, gj
    Appreciate your advice.
    ckf
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    That is great if you are 1) male, and 2) have...

    That is great if you are 1) male, and 2) have access to a wheelchair accessible toilet or well urinal. For women, cathing in their chair, that does not work well, and wondering what you do when you...
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    Message from PVA about Airplane Travel

    Received this from the PVA (written by Sherman Gillums, the executive director, who used to be a member of CareCure):

    [COLOR=#040114][FONT=arial]

    Since we have had so many discussions about the...
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    The test dose is given through a spinal tap...

    The test dose is given through a spinal tap procedure, and is actually injected into the CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) surrounding the cord, not into the cord itself. The person is then examined over...
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    Yes, it is safe, but most likely you will not get...

    Yes, it is safe, but most likely you will not get the full benefit from both.

    (KLD)
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    It is recommended from research to avoid filling...

    It is recommended from research to avoid filling your bladder beyond 425ml. and not go beyond 6 hours between caths.

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    Some do, but Medicare and VA will purchase new...

    Some do, but Medicare and VA will purchase new catheters each time, and many private insurances go by their guidelines. I would agree you should insist on having urodynamics...obviously you ARE...
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    When did you last have urodynamics? It is much...

    When did you last have urodynamics? It is much more likely that high bladder pressures, incomplete emptying, or not emptying your bladder frequently enough are culprits in frequent UTIs than reuse of...
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    No. You should not self treat for this. Go to the...

    No. You should not self treat for this. Go to the closest ER or urgent care.

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  13. Thread: Lemon water

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    Could be if your bladder is especially sensitive...

    Could be if your bladder is especially sensitive to this (like those who have interstitial cystitis). Does this also occur with caffeine?

    Why are you drinking lemon water? Hard on your tooth...
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    Do you also have a fever? It sounds like you may...

    Do you also have a fever? It sounds like you may have epididymitis, which is an infection of part of the testicle. You need to see your urologist or go to the ER. It needs to be treated ASAP as...
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    Sticky: Bump. (KLD)

    Bump.

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    And where did you get your education and training...

    And where did you get your education and training in microbiology to be able to determine this?

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    No scientific basis for your claims. Our...

    No scientific basis for your claims. Our infection control practitioners where I worked signed off on this procedure, and it is also promoted by SUNA.

    There is also no scientific evidence that...
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    The flutter valve in a good leg bag prevents back...

    The flutter valve in a good leg bag prevents back flow. We used this method for years, and only cleaned the bag at the end of the day (with 10% bleach solution), often using it multiple times a day. ...
  19. The stones can cause the bladder spasms. No...

    The stones can cause the bladder spasms. No doubt about that one. Why do you think that you are "just" colonized? Is it the lack of other symptoms? Given that you do not have fever or chills, I...
  20. You may still be getting some "debris" from the...

    You may still be getting some "debris" from the new SP. Flushing your bladder with a tube in it, means that hopefully the solutions (although I am not sure you are using enough) will get in touch...
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    I would be careful spraying athlete's foot...

    I would be careful spraying athlete's foot "medication" on any area that it is not recommended or. Not all fungus's are alike so the response may be different. Glad that it worked for you, but do...
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    While I am sure that the Vitamin C helps you,...

    While I am sure that the Vitamin C helps you, North Quad, it does not work for everyone. And the research shows that unless the urine is in your bladder for at least 4 hours, it really doesn't work....
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    Have you tried anything other than medications to...

    Have you tried anything other than medications to control the pain (#3)? Acupuncture? TENS? Imagery?
    These may be worth looking into. They have worked for many people but not for some. Spinal...
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    Carl Jung was the father of dream analysis....

    Carl Jung was the father of dream analysis. Interesting concept, widely used by classically trained Jungian psychotherapists, but there is a lot of controversy about this, and many psychologists,...
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    I was involved once in a case where a middle-aged...

    I was involved once in a case where a middle-aged man drove his motorcycle too wide around a sharp turn on a rural (state) road head on into a truck. Sustained a T4 complete injury and a TBI. Sued...
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