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I had an ultrasound done. The reports say I have partially distended urinary bladder and semi distended gall bladder. What does that all mean?

I had an ultrasound done. The reports say I have partially distended urinary bladder and semi distended gall bladder. What does that all mean?

Sounds normal: The urinary bladder and the gall bladder each fill and empty regularly in normal people every day. The comment on the ultrasound report doesn't indicate that there is anything abnormal. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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What to do if I had an ultrasound done and the reports say I have partially distended urinary bladder and semi distended gall bladder what does it mean?

What to do if I had an ultrasound done and the reports say I have partially distended urinary bladder and semi distended gall bladder what does it mean?

Probably normal: Partyially distended bladder at time of ultrasound just means you had some urine present, which is normal. Semidistded gall bladder means that it was 1/2 full of bile, which is also normal. ...Read more

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Hi akash (M), age 22.My gall bladder n urinary bladder is partially in distended state n there is bowel gas also. What it means? Need tips

Hi akash (M), age 22.My gall bladder n urinary bladder is partially in distended state n there is bowel gas also. What it means? Need tips

See answer: The presence of bowel gas and some degree of urinary bladder and gall bladder distension are all fairly common and most often "normal" findings on an abdominal X-Ray or imaging study and usually have no particular significance. ...Read more

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What is excreted tracer in urinary bladder?

What is excreted tracer in urinary bladder?

Did you: Have some type of nuclear medicine scan? If the agent is eliminated (excreted) by the kidneys into the urine, it will end up in the bladder. That is an expected occurrence. ...Read more

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How rare is distended urinary bladder in fetus?

Not rare: The fetus produces urine, that fills the bladder. It is quite common to see a full bladder in a fetus while doing an ultrasound. ...Read more

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What do I do when one has a very bad pain in his urinary bladder?

You go...: ....To see a doctor, because you might have an infection. If so, it needs to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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If the urinary bladder doesn't fill with urine for 4 years due to bilateral obstruction, does it compeletely lose it's function? .

If the urinary bladder doesn't fill with urine for 4 years due to bilateral obstruction, does it compeletely lose it's function? .

Bladder: Dysfunction of the urinary bladder occurs with various problems like neurogenic bladder syndromes or obstruction of bladder outlet by prostate disorders. In long-standing cases the bladder can lose much muscle tone that urinary passage is severely impaired and catheterization is needed. In outlet obstruction, retention occurs despite muscle hypertrophy. I'm sure you've had some flow in 4yrs ...Read more

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5.7mm stone in my urinary bladder?

Here are some. ..: A 5.7-mm bladder stone may not be easy or possible to pass out of your urethra. Tou may give 1-2 weeks of time to try; if hurting in passing it or never passed, proceed with procedural removal. So, removing it with procedures would be more realistic and practical. Ask Doc timely for details. ...Read more

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How to remove sludge from urinary bladder?

Urinate: Any sludge present will come out when you empty your bladder. Suggest you see a urologist if unable to empty bladder. ...Read more

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What is a poorly distended urinary bladder?

What is a poorly distended urinary bladder?

Contracted bladder: Sometime bladder does not distend or fill to capacity related to scar tissue, infection, or neurologic issues. Sometimes chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other medications can contract the bladder with fibrosis. Certain kinds of surgery may interfere with bladder function. Sometimes early in life bladder does not develop to full capacity. ...Read more

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What does a decompressed urinary bladder mean?

Bladder is empty: Or near empty. Either subject has urinated to empty bladder or is incontinent ; bladder is empty as result of urinary leakage. In summar: usually a normal finding! ...Read more

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What exactly is the fuction of urinary bladder?

What exactly is the fuction of urinary bladder?

Storage of urine: The urinary bladder is a organ made of muscle tissue and can expand when filling with urine made by the kidneys. Urien enters into it from tubes from the kidneys called ureters. The bladder stores urine and at some point when it is full and depending on different individuals, you get a sensation and have to empty your bladder, mostly when convenient! ...Read more

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Could you survive without your urinary bladder?

Yes,: Removing the whole bladder with pelvic regional lymph nodes and urinary diversion (called radical cystectomy with continent (neo-bladder) or non-continent (ileal conduit) diversion is the standard care for the patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer if they are appropriate surgical candidates. If done timely and successfully, they will survive well. Detail? Ask urology surgeon! Best wish... ...Read more

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What does distented urinary bladder of feutus mean?

Can be normal: Or else might signify bladder ouflow obstrution, neurogenic bladder disfuction or very rarely prune belly syndrome. Suggest you consult a pediatric urologist who will be experienced in prenatal urologic counselling. ...Read more

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What is meant by partially distended urinary bladder?

What is meant by partially distended urinary bladder?

Just what it: Sounds like...the bladder is neither completely empty nor completely full of urine. This is normal. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to live without your urinary bladder?

Yes: The bladder can be removed for conditions such as bladder cancer. The deversion of the urinary stream to a bladder substitute or a conduit to the surface so that urine can be collected in a bag would be necessary ...Read more

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What does urinary bladder not well distended appears grossly normal mean?

What does urinary bladder not well distended appears grossly normal mean?

Was this on: An ultrasound report? It means that the bladder was not fully distended with urine (the optimal way to evaluate the bladder is when it is full), but looks normal. ...Read more

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How is a urinary bladder pallinoma removed, and what is the recovery time?

How is a urinary bladder pallinoma removed, and what is the recovery time?

Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

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Could you please describe what would happen if the person has no urinary bladder?

Could you please describe what would happen if the person has no urinary bladder?

Long answer: Sometimes the bladder is removed, usually for selected cases of bladder cancer, but occasionally for other indications. In that case a procedure called urinary diversion is done using small intestine segment. ......It is too long to go through the surgical details in this limited space. ...Read more

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What is urinary bladder sand sedimentation? Cystitis?

What is urinary bladder sand sedimentation? Cystitis?

Here are some. ..: Some sandy sedimentation may appear, especially after being exposed air for 15-30 minutes through oxidation while urine is more alkaline with pH of >6.5, usually reflecting what you might have consumed. Besides changing its cloudiness, its odor will also alter to be more odorous. But, these changes is normal and harmless as long as complete urinalysis from properly collected urine specimen is okay ...Read more

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Are there a home remedies for urinary bladder polyps?

Are there a home remedies for urinary bladder polyps?

No: No one should consume home remedies to remove a growth in the bladder. Polyps or growths in the bladder need to be biopsied and/or removed in their entirety and the tissue sent to a pathologist for analysis to differentiate if the polyp;s etiology is in fact a benign or malignant condition. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for an enlarged urinary bladder?

What are the treatments for an enlarged urinary bladder?

Help it empty: An enlarged bladder usually has poor muscle tone and either doesn't empty at all, or empties incompletely. This can happen acutely due to blockage of urine flow, and this is reversible by eliminating blockage. If long term or chronic, it is irreversible. This may require catheterization to drain the urine. If so, intermittent catheterization is far better than having a catheter in all the time. ...Read more

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For what reasons do we scan (use ultrasound) to view the urinary bladder?

Workup of urinary: Symptoms such as suspected infection, blood in the urine (to look for stones or tumors), and difficulty urinating which, in men, can be the result of an enlarged prostate gland. ...Read more

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Thickening of the urinary bladder, what about? Can be a cancer, what test I have to do?

Thickening of the urinary bladder, what about? Can be a cancer, what test I have to do?

Cystoscopy: Generally, cystoscopic exam of the bladder is recommended in this case. It typically is an office procedure done with local anesthetic ...Read more

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My urinary bladder does not empty. Post void is 65 ml. What are the risks and what should I do?

Urologist: That is not a very high post-void residual, but it is troublesome at your age. See a medical practitioner or a urologist for a prostate exam. Depending on the relative size of your prostate they may recommend either Flomax (tamsulosin) or Proscar and they will probably want to check your psa. ...Read more

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There is a partial duplication of the right ureteral system with confluence proximal to urinary bladder. What does this mean in simple terms?

Common variant: Complete or partial duplication of the ureters is actually fairly common as a congenital variant. When there is a single opening into the bladder such as you describe, there are no issues that you should be concerned about ...Read more

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I have 5.5mm stone in urinary bladder. Can it be cured without surgery?

I have 5.5mm stone in urinary bladder. Can it be cured without surgery?

Possibly: A stone that size may pass without surgery. If it does, you will definitely feel it pass. Lithotripsy could be tried to break it up but it is simple to remove it with surgery. ...Read more

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Answer plz my dad has two masses in urinary bladder 3.9 x 3cm dr has recommended biopsy I'm so worried?

NO: First get it biopsied, find the nature of the masses. They could be benign, if report is malignant out come is pretty good with treatment (s) You country has excellent urologists consult one near you. By sonogram bladder stones some times may interpret as masses ...Read more

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Can urinary bladder infection happen in young ages? What are the causes of the disease? And I am virgin.

Can urinary bladder infection happen in young ages? What are the causes of the disease? And I am virgin.

Usually random: Urinary tract infections can occur at any age and most women experience a UTI, sometimes several times. Usually there is no obvious underlying cause; it happens randomly. Follow your doctor's advice, which will include brief antibiotic treatment, usually 3-5 days. If it becomes a recurrent problem, maybe you will need evaluation for underlying causes, but that's unlikely. ...Read more

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I'm 20 CtScan showed 3mm calculus in urinary bladder minimal right hydroureter possibility recently passed ureteral calulus what does this mean?

I'm 20 CtScan showed 3mm calculus in urinary bladder minimal right hydroureter possibility recently passed ureteral calulus what does this mean?

Passed kidney stone: If the CT showed a stone in the bladder and some mild hydroureter, it shows that there is some mild swelling of the kidney tube. Since most stones in the urinary tract pass from the kidney to the bladder through the ureter, the swelling likely indicates that a stone caused some degree of blockage before getting to the bladder. You may want to see a urologist to get your stone risks evaluated ...Read more

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I'm 20 CtScan showed 3mm calculus in urinary bladder minimal right hydroureter possibility of recently passed ureteral calulus should be considered?

I'm 20 CtScan showed 3mm calculus in urinary bladder minimal right hydroureter possibility of recently passed ureteral calulus should be considered?

Sounds like you: Passed a stone from kidney to bladder. Strain your urine so your doctor can send it for stone analysis. If this is your first episode, you probably don't need any further testing, unless it becomes a recurrent problem. Avoid dehydration and intake of excess calcium. ...Read more

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Mild inflammatory stranding in mesenteric fat adj. To urinary bladder. Mild cirum. Wall thickening of bladder. Bladder distended. Self cath 30 yrs.?

Mild inflammatory stranding in mesenteric fat adj. To urinary bladder. Mild cirum. Wall thickening of bladder. Bladder distended. Self cath 30 yrs.?

I assume these are: CT findings. These mild changes are probably of no consequence, considering you have been using cath for so many years. These finding don't explain much. Depending on the severity of symptoms for which your doctor ordered these scans, your doctor might want to order further tests. ...Read more

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What would be the connection of being a tool and die maker to urinary bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: Exposure to certain aromatic amines found in dye, textile, rubber and plastics industries may be responsible for up to 1/3 of bladder cancer occurrences. ...Read more

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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more