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could an overactive bladder be a sign of something more serious?

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Not likely: But occasionally it may be a symptom of something more serious. A thorough evaluation by a Urogynecologist will help identify the cause and best options for treatment.

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How will having a thin bladder influence birth?

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Unlikely, except...: "thin bladder" is not a recognized bladder condition. If by thin bladder you mean bladder infections, there is a higher rate of premature labor in women with bladder infections, so all pregnant women are closely monitored for bladder infection during prenatal visits. Please discuss what you mean by "thin bladder" with your obstetrician, who is your best resource for this question.
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What is bladder instillation?

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What is the surgery where the bladder is shifted? Is it successful?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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I am not sure: I am not sure what condition this type of surgery would be done. If you are talking about prolapsed bladder, there are different types of surgery. There is a sling surgery that basically involves putting a band around the bladder to support it. Whether it is successful or not in your case, you must be examined by gyn urologist and have your options laid out to you.
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What is a lazy bladder?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Neurogenic bladder: "lazy bladder" is just a simple way to explain "neurogenic bladder". When the muscle of the bladder does not contract the way it should it will retain urine. Common in paralyzed patients or in peripheral neuropathies, diseases of the lower spine, neurological disorders, after stroke etc.
Dr. Howard Usitalo
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Also infrequent voiding may eventually lead to poor bladder function Never pass up the opportunity to urinate and void frequently
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A 38-year-old member asked:

I just wanted to know can overactive bladder be a sign of something more serious?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: "Pure" OAB would not generate serious threat to life, but some unclear disorders from regional nerves, joints, muscles, the pelvis, lower part of body may be the underlying reason to cause symptoms similar to those from OAB; thereby, chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) has been coined & used. So, seek professional evaluation & counseling before assuming something leading to unnecessary anxiety.

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