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Bladder (Overview)

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 is called the detrusor.


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Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Depends: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. All medications have there own set of side effects and warnings. There are no good head to head studies. Some of it is trial and error with your doctor. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Bladder (Overview)

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 is called the detrusor.


Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
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Bladder (Tip)

Double void if you have bladder dysfunction. Urinate, stand up and move around, urinate again. ...See more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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Is a leaky bladder fixable?

Is a leaky bladder fixable?

Yes often: There are several causes for urinary incontinence and the treatments are very different depending on the cause. The good news is that an effective solution can be found in 80% or more of cases. Consult a urologist if you are male and a urogynecologist if you are female. ...Read more

Dr. Shira Miller Dr. Miller
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Bladder (Tip)

Losing even 10 pounds can fix a leaky bladder. ...See more

Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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How to check bladder problem ?

How to check bladder  problem ?

Talk to your doc.: There are many tools for investigating bladder problems, but like anything in medicine you need to talk to the doctor so that they may be selected and applied in the right sequence to make you better. ...Read more

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Bladder (Tip)

Bladder training. Voiding at 2 or 3 hour intervals througout the day. Doing kegels. ...See more

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How much can your bladder hold ?

How much can your bladder hold ?

Adult -> 5 - 600mL: (17 - 20 oz) calculation for children is to add 2 to their age in years ; express it in oz. Thus normal bladder volume for a 5-year-old is 7 oz or 210ml, 12 oz or 350 ml for a ten-year-old. Teen-agers have an adult size bladder. Full-term newborn babies have about a 50 - 60 ml bladder capacity, just about 2 oz. Of course some adults can stretch their bladders to hold a liter. ...Read more

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Can you have your bladder removed?

Yes but . . .: Why? Talk to your doc about what's going on in your life that would make you ask this question. Yes, the bladder can be removed, but usually only when someone has extensive bladder cancer. Frequent urinary tract infections are not enough reason for surgery. Nor urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control). You mentioned constipation which can sometimes aggravate/cause incontinence. Fix that 1st. ...Read more

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Bladder (Tip)

Caffeine is a known irritant to the bladder. If suffering from over-acticve bladder, avoid caffeine. ...See more

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How can I treat a bladder problem?

How can I treat a bladder problem?

Depends.: I didn't mean it that way. The treatment would depend on the problem - overactive or underactive. Do you tend to leak urine or retain urine? ...Read more

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Bladder (Tip)

Try double urinating to fully empty bladder, empty bladder and half an hour later empty bladder again. ...See more

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Y does bladder contracts nd expands?

Bladder: The bladder contracts down to almost nothing when it is empty. As your kidneys work it fills up to store urine until you are ready to go per. If you didn't have a bladder you would be dribbling and leaking all the time. ...Read more

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Where is bladder located in a female?

Lower abdomen: It is located in the middle lower abdomen right above the pubic area. You can google images for the female bladder to see a diagram/cartoon of the organ. ...Read more

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Bladder (Tip)

Bladder issues are always worsened by obesity, no matter the cause! ...See more