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A 43-year-old member asked:

What causes a low functioning bladder?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Muscle or nerve...: Problems. The bladder's purpose is to store urine then empty fully. If the muscle is unable to accommodate urine or squeeze to expel it, it will function poorly. The muscles are controlled by nerves, which deliver the sense of filling, then coordinate muscle contraction. Ms, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, bladder thickening, obstruction, scarring, interstitial cystitis, can affect these systems.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

What can cause uncontrollable bladder function?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Licker
Urology 50 years experience
There are many reasons for lack of bladder control. Overactive bladder is common and can be improved with medication. Other causes that require evaluation by a urologist include bladder stones, Interstitial cystitis, tumors, neurologic disorders, Alzheimer's disease, MD, and others. See your doctor fo diagnosis and tretment.
Last updated Oct 25, 2016

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