bladder sphincter muscle

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by georgiee0826, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. georgiee0826

    georgiee0826 New Member

    My sphincter muscle to my bladder dosen't seem to hold anymore. I am having to catherize myself daily. This just started. Has any one else had this problem?
  2. gapsych

    gapsych New Member


    Kegel exercises can help depending on the severity of your problem.

    Do you have prolapsed uterus or bladder?

    I am not a doctor but wonder if catheterizing daily would make the muscles more lax.

    Have you seen a doctor about this?

    gap

  3. AllWXRider

    AllWXRider New Member

    Did you see a urologist? I had problems...I'm a guy. Swollen prostate can really get in the way. The doc used a scope that looked all the way into the bladder. Looking for scar tissue.

    Scar tissue can be dissolved with proteolytic (protein dissolving) enzymes. Natural enzymes like papaya, pineapple, kiwi as long as they are fresh or frozen.

    Dr. Max Wolf (PhD x 7) found that our DNA tag our cells so that they are not dissolved by enzymes. COOL! Scar tissue is dead. Open season on scars!

    Cranberry and Aloe Vera are fantastic at not allowing E. Coli to stick to the bladder wall. E. Coli is the most common bladder infection problem.
  4. georgiee0826

    georgiee0826 New Member

    Of course I saw a doctor. I could not do this on my own. I was having urine retention and I went to a Urologist. The lax muscle was one of her theories. I go back in a week to see what else is going on.
  5. AllWXRider

    AllWXRider New Member

    Sometimes a General Practitioner (GP) won't send you to a specialist. Urologist or endocrinologist. My mom has FM and her doc is "almighty". Stubborn.

    What else I don't understand is: I saw a diagram on the wall, the sphincter muscle squeezes the urethra shut, so you don't pee until you want to. When you pee, two sphincters contract that lead to the kidneys (so you don't push urine back into them), then the sphincter at the urethea relaxes so you can pee. This takes a few seconds. You then have voluntary muscle control of squeezing the bladder.

    If you had scar tissue, it would restrict the urine, so that even if the sphincter did relax and open, nothing or very little urine would be released. Hence the use of a catheter.

    From my Aunt's bathroom wall: "we aim to please, you aim too please!"