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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 (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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Adult male bladder capacity?

Adult male bladder capacity?

Definitions differ.: There is, of course, a wide range. You can say that the average male bladder capacity is around 400-600ml, or 13-20 fluid ounces. This would be the volume voided after holding urine to the point of severe urgency. If the patient is under anesthesia and the bladder distended with water, the bladder can usually hold even more, around 1000ml or 33 fl. Oz. ...Read more

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What's bladder capacity, can excess damage nerves?

What's bladder capacity, can excess damage nerves?

Kidney damage : If you cannot empty your bladder, the risk is that the pressure will build up backwards and damage your kidneys. ...Read more

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How can I figure out my bladder capacity without going to a urogyn?

Measure voids : A rough estimate would be to wait until your bladder feels comfortably full , then measure how much you void. This assumed you empty your bladder completely. ( which most women do ). To measure residual urine, you need to either use an ultrasound (bladder scan) or catheterize the bladder, both of which require a doctor or nurse to perform. ...Read more

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I can hold about 12L of urine.. I don't always wait that long but that's my bladder capacity, do I just have a big bladder or something to worry about?

I can hold about 12L of urine.. I don't always wait that long but that's my bladder capacity, do I just have a big bladder or something to worry about?

12 or 1.2 L?: 12 L of urine is unheard of and 1.2 L is possible. In my 46-yr study and practice in urology, the largest urine hold inside the bladder was 3.5+ L. Generally, a bladder holds some 0.25 - 0.5 L. So, either 12 or 1.2 L is too much. Is it normal? A detailed evaluation to assess your voiding pattern, check postvoid residual urine, urinalysis, etc. is needed. To assure such, see urologist timely. ...Read more

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Do you know the bladder capacity of the average 9 yr old child?

Do you know the bladder capacity of the average 9 yr old child?

11 oz, or 330 mL: Rule of thumb is a childs bladder capacity should be their age inyears +2 oz. Thus 11 oz for a nine year old. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for an adult male patient with total urinary bladder capacity of 120 ml?

What are the treatments for an adult male patient with total urinary bladder capacity of 120 ml?

Here are some...: The care for low bladder capacity depends on its possibly identifiable causes, which have to be deduce and for which modifiable options of care with/with out drugs can be implemented. To sort these related issues out correctly, follow info in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html, and http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. ...Read more

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After having treatment for interstitial cystitis, will my bladder capacity return back to normal?

After having treatment for interstitial cystitis, will my bladder capacity return back to normal?

Yes: Usually with interstitial cystitis the symptoms of frequent urination occurs because the bladder wall is inflammed .Bladder capacity remains unchanged.Once treated you get symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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After going through treatment for interstitial cystitis, will my bladder capacity go back to normal?

IC: As the bladder regenerates and the inflammatory response stabilizes, the ability of the bladder to relax improves. The bladder becomes more flexible and the capacity improves. ...Read more

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I been taking spasmex for my bladder for 6 months,then i had an ultrasound,doctor said bladder capacity is good,should i stop spasmex or keep takin it?

I been taking spasmex for my bladder for 6 months,then i had an ultrasound,doctor said bladder capacity is good,should i stop spasmex or keep takin it?

Maybe...: Clinically and apparently, you have been treated for unstable bladder with frequency &/or urgency. Now, if feeling comfortable in voiding without it, you may discontinue it. If recurring and having been effective with it, you may resume its use. Of course, it is good idea to know what may be your underlying cause for unstable bladder. More? Seek re-evaluation & counseling. ...Read more

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I been taking spasmex for my bladder for 6 months,then i had an ultrasound,doctor said bladder capacity is good,should i stop spasmex or keep takin it?

Hard to tell: Hard to tell without better history of why you were on the spasmex to begin with? An unusual drug for a 19 year old female to be on. Ask doctor who originally prescribed please. ...Read more

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What are the causes behind a low capacity bladder. test shows 6 oz, is leakage point. ?

Anatomy: I am not a urologist, but intuition tells me that the cause of low capacity bladder is due to anatomical variation. HOWEVER, if the problem is recent, then I ask what is causing the sudden frequent urination and low capacity? Is it a space occupying lesion? I would suggest continued follow-up with a urologist for testing: ultrasound, cystoscopy, etc. ...Read more

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I have a deformed right kidney,and hyperactive-low capacity bladder. Could my kidney affect my bladder later on? Or cause problems of its own?

I have a deformed right kidney,and hyperactive-low capacity bladder. Could my kidney affect my bladder later on? Or cause problems of its own?

Not likely: Predicting the future is hazardous, but if things are working fine now they are likely to remain stable forever. I say this with very little information about your exact situation, so ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I have low capacity-hyperactive bladder. It's getting much worse,I can't sleep anymore,due to peeing every hour. Can't go more than hour without peein?

I have low capacity-hyperactive bladder. It's getting much worse,I can't sleep anymore,due to peeing every hour. Can't go more than hour without peein?

Interstitialcystitis: 18 year old female with hourly nocturia needs to be evaluated by a Urologist. Interstitial cystitis (IC) might be explanatory. IMO, IC is highly associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read more

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I have to urinate frequently and urgently, and when I do go my bladder seems to be quite under capacity compared to others. I'm a 24 old male. ?

Infection or Diabete: You most likely have a bladder or prostate infection. You may need to see the doctor for urine tests and examination. If this is not infection then it could represent diabetes. ...Read more

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Is it better to hold your urine to develop higher holding capacity or to strengthen bladder n kidneys or to urinate often?

Is it better to hold your urine to develop higher holding capacity  or to strengthen  bladder n kidneys or to urinate often?

You want to urinate : It is best to urinate on a regular basis such as every four hours. You do not want to hold your urine as the bladder muscle and nerve damage. Holding your urine is not going to strengthen your bladder or your kidneys. ...Read more