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A 49-year-old member asked:

how come i need to have a comfortably full bladder when i receive a radiation treatment?

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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Radiation treatments: Now a days we have imrt (intensity modulated radiation treatments) that provide more intense, localized treatment to the organ or area that is receiving the radiation. If you are receiving radiation to your cervix/uterus or prostate in males it will keep the majority of the bladder well from getting exposed and also will push the large and small bowel away from the area of radiation.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How will having a thin bladder influence birth?

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Dr. Lauri Romanzi
Urology 37 years experience
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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A 21-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is a lazy bladder?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
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
Urology 40 years experience
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 21-year-old member asked:

How long can a bladder disease take to form?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Short time: Bladder disease is a broad category. The simplest of these is a urinary tract infection which can take a very short time to form and usually manifests and painful and/or burning with urination.

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